This Sporting Life in Pictures

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This Sporting Life in pictures.

 

When I was a lad I wanted to be just like Eamonn McCabe Sports Photographer so most weekends when I wasn’t fixing Tele’s I could be found with my camera on the touchline at various local amateur sporting events and even the odd Test Match too!

I soon realised that my Canon 300mm f5.6 lens and Vivitar 2 x tele converter both purchased from Jessops on Hinckley Road in Leicester didn’t quite cut the mustard even if they were attached to a Canon A1. Sadly Canon 600mm f4 lenses were far too expensive for a young TV Engineer back then and still are.

My first assignment as a budding Professional ended in complete and utter disaster when in 1987 I  was given a Press Pass (thanks to a mate who worked at Nev Chadwicks) to attend a Leicester City v Spurs evening match at White Hart Lane.

To this day I still don’t know what was worse? The 5-0 thrashing that Leicester received or the fact that all of my negatives came out white!

Eamonn McCabe’s job was safe !

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  • I totally love the horse racing photo with the dust blurring out the back ground making the horse and rider the only subject of the photo. Fantastic shot.

    kirsty Moore -
    • Thanks for the kind words Kirsty

      Dean -

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