Photographers' Blog

Looking ahead to England vs Germany

Photographers Dylan Martinez and Kai Pfaffenbach discuss what they expect from Sunday’s World Cup match between England and Germany.

from UK News:

Best of Britain: England pride

This week's Best of Britain photos show the many different angles of people's pride in England.

With the World Cup in full swing, one photo shows a house wrapped with fabric in the shape of St. George's Cross ahead of the match against the United States.  While another shows a man with a British flag being held back by police during a counter-protest.

Also with their patriotic pride on display is a long line of Chelsea Pensioners, spectators at the Trooping the Colour ceremony, and the glamorous hats at the Royal Ascot.

from Left field:

Sports photo of the week

Here's Sports Pictures editor Greg Bos's view: Photographer Phil Brown captured a superb action moment from the cricket match between England and the West Indies. He's got the ball in the frame, the player with both feet off the ground and a clean dark background to make the image standout.

ORIGINAL CAPTION: West Indies' Lendl Simmons reacts to an Amjad Khan bouncer during their cricket test match against England at Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain March 8, 2009. REUTERS/Philip Brown

from Left field:

Sports picture of the day: David Beckham

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To celebrate the launch of the new sports blog we're reviving a feature from View from the Bird's Nest and posting a picture of the day from the Reuters file.

Sports Pictures Editor Greg Bos has chosen the first pic, a shot of David Beckham from Spanish photographer Marcelo del Pozo. Over to Greg...

"The reason I like this picture is because of the mildly comical view of David Beckham, aged 32, leading the other England players with a big leg kick during a training session in Seville. He was no doubt aware of all the photographers present and kicked a little higher to get their attention. Like him or loathe him, Beckham is still a constant presence in English football as he closes in on Bobby Moore's record for most caps for an outfield player."