At the risk of upsetting the purists I will always argue that sometimes a photograph that captures the moment exactly as you saw it at the time is all that matters. we can strive for perfection all we want, but in many cases the raw material is often the best.
I spent yesterday afternoon feeling old as I watched the rugby beach tournament, and the evening proving I was old by drinking with them until the (very) early hours of the morning! I wont bore you with the sorry details but you can read more about them and see some pictures and a video over on Almerimar Life.
This particular match had some ‘history’ to it as it was between the local team El Ejido and a team from Burnley in the UK. The history is down to the fact that the coach of Burnley was the first coach of El Ejido until he went back to live in the UK. The two teams are good friends and this was the final group match to determine who went through to the knockout stages.
Burnley won and at the end the genuine friendship and respect came out naturally, and hopefully I captured it.
I have cropped it to focus even more on the players, and went for the Sepia look as I think it has certain ‘throw back’ tendencies so I wanted it to have a traditional, historic sort of look.
Anyway, comment away as usual.