After enjoying a month by month review of the past season, feel free to vote for your favourite photos from the following selected photos.
This photo was taken at the Hearts v Spurs UEFA Cup tie. I like it purely for the composition as Hearts fans look on helplessly as their team tries to restore some pride. They were 5-0 down when the corner was taken.
Again, the composition just makes this photo for me. Taken outside Old Trafford prior to a game against Sunderland on 5th November 2011
Taken during a friendly between Derriaghy CC and Linfield in July. Again, the framing and composition just work for me.
Another one taken from Derriaghy CC v Linfield, I like this one showing Derriaghy’s management team watching the game, trying to see if there is anything they can spot which can help their team.
I used the pinhole effect in my camera for this shot, taken during a hastily arranged pre-season game between Linfield and Carrick Rangers.
I like the way it just captures watching football on a summer’s day. Even the Carrick Rangers subs appear to be relaxing while watching the game.
Carrick Rangers again, this time a lot colder and darker, and more competitive, in a league match at their temporary home of Seaview.
I like this shot for the composition of the linesman, and the way the light reflects off Crusaders plastic pitch.
This photo, taken on Boxing Day unsurprisingly, shows the crowd with their eyes fixed on Linfield taking a corner (taken, I think, by Rory Patterson) during a match against Glentoran.
Taken prior to a match against Dungannon Swifts in January, I like this for the composition and the way the supporter’s shadows reflect.
Taken in Rotterdam while I was in Holland in February, Excelsior Rotterdam fans wave flags and release streamers as their side enters the field for a match against VVV Venlo
A TV cameraman captures the action during the Eredivise clash between Excelsior Rotterdam and VVV Venlo
Photo outside Old Trafford prior to a UEFA Cup tie against Ajax on 23.2.2012
Portrait shot of Old Trafford after the UEFA Cup tie against Ajax on 23.2.2012
Linfield fans at The Oval, taken during a match against Newry City on 14.4.2012
Albert Watson, surrounded by supporters, is interviewed for TV after Linfield lift the Irish League title
Of ones not taken by me, there are two which stand out.
This one, credited to Getty Images, shows Kenny Dalglsh’s celebration just after Andy Carroll puts Liverpool 2-1 up in the FA Cup Semi-Final against Everton.
The composition and framing, capturing the emotion whcih makes it a fantastic photo.
I’m no lover of Liverpool FC, but credit where it’s due, that’s a fantastic photo.
The second photo, is of Ross Glendinning trying to save a shot during a friendly between Linfield and Rangers in May. It was credited to Pacemaker Press.
Like the Dalglish one, is the emotion and the framing which makes it, as Glendinning strains to try and stop the ball going into the back of the net.
For the record, the ball ended up in the back of the net.
I am aware that my natural footballing loyalties shouldn’t have me complimenting a photo of a Liverpool goal or a goal against Linfield, but, you’ve just to to appreciate good photography.