A favourite from the 15

So having taken many a thousand images during the past 15 years, this one featuring Chris Brandon scoring from an overhead kick is definitely one of my favourites.  It’s special to me for a number of reasons, it was taken during a game against Port Vale at the very beginning of the 2002 – 2003 season, my first full season.  The biggest reason I love this image is that It happened to be the first game I shot on a digital camera or in fact the first time (I think) that I’d ever used a digital camera!   I’m very grateful to Phil Tooley for letting me use his Nikon D100 kit to cover the games.    It also was the first time an image of mine was published in print (other than the matchday programme), on the back page of the Derbyshire Times.   And then there’s the fact it always pretty cool when you manage to capture an epic moment in a game!

The biggest reason I love this image is that It happened to be the first game I shot on a digital camera or in fact the first time (I think) that I’d ever used a digital camera!   I’m very grateful to Phil Tooley for letting me use his Nikon D100 kit to cover the games. It also was the first time an image of mine was published in print (other than the matchday programme), on the back page of the Derbyshire Times.   And then there’s the fact it always pretty cool when you manage to capture an epic moment in a game!

Until today when I came across the image again I never noticed how strong the next frame I took was, showing the Port Vale goalkeeper wondering how Brandon had just managed to score.