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"The Mariners" at Filtrona Park

Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 8 October 2010 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Part of a 16 picture photo-story of the South Shields vs Penrith football match held at Filtrona Park on Saturday 25th September 2010.

South Shields has had a football team since around 1889 and they used to be in the Second Division of the Football League, in 1926 they finished higher in the division than Manchester United. Times changed, and relegations followed relegations, until eventually the club fell out of the League and two migrations to Gateshead ensued. "The Mariners" now play at Filtrona Park in South Shields competing in the Northern League Division One since 2008.

Non League football really represents the grass roots of the game in the UK, it is played for pride and passion and not for money, these lads all have a job to go to tomorrow! Budgets are tight to non existent with family, friends, and neighbours all playing a part in keeping clubs running, I hope this series of pictures inspires people to get out and support their local sportsmen and women wherever you are, now and then the big rich clubs can manage without you!

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PascalXLD from Rennes, France

Sympa avec cette désat partielle

Bonne journée

8 Oct 2010 5:33am

NaDu from Köln, Germany

Even without colorizing the flag this one would be an impressive photo due to the clouds and the perspective from the edge of the field.

8 Oct 2010 6:01am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Great description, fantastic shot to match

8 Oct 2010 7:19am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super ......

8 Oct 2010 7:48am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Lovely B&W image that seems to reinforce the traditional grass roots element of the game. The coloured corner flag is a great touch as it reminds us that colours forge our club loyalties.

8 Oct 2010 8:18am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Nicely documented and good use of selective colour. That's proper sport Curly, the other stuff is just commerce :)

8 Oct 2010 9:52am

Christian Devoise from Mantes La Jolie, France

A very good angle for me. The selective color is the good choice for this photo.. This picture remind me memories 30 years ago today.. I was young and practised athletics.. My club, near Paris, organized an international cross-country every year. Once, the team of Gateshead came.. The guys were badly dressed and seemed shy when they came down from the bus.. But that day, they won almost all the races!.. I always kept in memory their fantastic will to surpass themself!

8 Oct 2010 10:24am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Grass-roots footie-classic!

8 Oct 2010 11:07am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great job....

8 Oct 2010 11:30am

jhcibils from Berlin, Germany

great edition

8 Oct 2010 11:34am

Iknow from Chengdu, China

wow!,very nicely performed for this big scene! the clouds here are truely stunning!!

8 Oct 2010 12:09pm

Trina from Pennsylvania, United States

Nice use of selective color! Love the clouds here!

8 Oct 2010 1:05pm

mirela from brighton, United States

perfect choice for using selective color! outstanding!

8 Oct 2010 1:18pm

dulang from Santa Rosa, United States

an arresting, powerful image using color for dramatic effect that is already present with the use of black and white

8 Oct 2010 3:18pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

grass roots? They've got a stand!
Nice one Curly.

8 Oct 2010 4:38pm

PATRICK from miramas, France

just 5*****

8 Oct 2010 5:25pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Buen angulo,precioso cielo.

8 Oct 2010 6:41pm

STEED from Somewhere, France

Wow !!!!!!!!! The Sky,another time.....Great !!!

8 Oct 2010 8:01pm

Paul from summerside, Canada

Wow I love the sky in this one Curly

8 Oct 2010 8:38pm

Eros from tehran, Iran

very nice processing with this shot

8 Oct 2010 9:58pm

Sara from Jackson, WI, United States

great sky...nice way to process the photo :)

8 Oct 2010 11:10pm

Susan from Pompano Beach, by Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

cool shot......like the coloration......and hope you succeed in your quest to get more folks involved !!!

9 Oct 2010 1:04am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The flag is a real eye-catcher. I like that selective color. There is drama in the sky as well as on the field.

9 Oct 2010 6:32pm

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Love your processing here. Beautiful

10 Oct 2010 2:30am

Marleen from Netherlands

Awesome sky and a great shot altogether!

10 Oct 2010 3:05pm

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Awesome processing, with the selective colouring I like...
A beautiful series I've enjoyed thoroughly :) Excellent works more than 10 stars !!

12 Oct 2010 6:18am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

This series of photos is great! Good work. I love the treatment in this shot.

20 Oct 2010 8:28pm

1/350 second
ISO 200
27 mm (35mm equiv.)