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TGSPhoto's founder, Gavin Ellis, is a member of the Sports Journalists' Association and the BPPA. Gavin also holds a UK Press Card, AIPS Card, Premier League ID Card and an enhanced CRB check via the Football Association.

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Tuesday, 30 November 2010 » Wha'ppen? »

"Wha'ppen TGS?" I hear you ask! It's high time for a rapid roundup of recent snapping activities!

I mentioned in an earlier blog post - Back to the Marshes - that a brand new dressing room block was being built at Hackney Marshes. The South Marsh construction work forms part of the London 2012 redevelopment plan as part of the Marshes is handed over for use as a coach park for the Olympics.

Hackney & Leyton Sunday League players were able to use the changing facilities for the first time on Sunday 14th November. The new block certainly seems to be a big improvement over the building it replaced. It also means that teams will no longer have to change in the shipping containers that were being used as a stopgap solution!

Here's a general view of the entrance foyer as players make their inaugural visit...

Click HERE for a more comprehensive gallery of the new structure.

While on the subject of the Marshes, it won't have escaped your notice that the weather hasn't been too kind to outdoor sports recently. Winter has certainly come early to East London and other parts of the UK.

Here's how the South Marsh pitches were looking a couple of days ago. The layer of snow prevented any matches going ahead last yesterday (Sunday)...

Rumour has it that matches scheduled for Sunday 12th and Sunday 19th December may also be postponed. Stay in touch with the latest news via the Hackney & Leyton League Website or the TGS Twitter Feed.

In, er, 'Twitter News', we recently hit the landmark of ONE THOUSAND TWEETS! This has sparked a special offer. Here it is in less than 140 characters...

"In celebration of 1,000 TGS tweets get a huge 20% off print & download sales until December 7th 2010. Use the code TGSTWEET20 at checkout!"

Shortly before the big freeze hit the south of the UK, I took a trip out to Northampton to cover England's Under-19s Women's team as they took on France in a well-attended friendly.

England gained a modicum of revenge for their defeat by the same nation in the last European Championships Final with a thoroughly deserved 3-1 win. Everton's 16-year-old prolific goalscorer, Nikita Parris, made certain of victory with the powerful strike pictured below...

To see the rest of the images from this match, click HERE. Also, read the latest Women's Football news by visiting our good friends at SheKicks. Keep an eye out for our images in the next issue of SheKicks magazine which is due out early in the New Year.

One way of staying warm is to indulge in some indoor sports photography. Fortunately our clients demand boxing coverage from time and time and I've yet to encounter a frozen ring at York Hall.

The last televised show at the home of boxing was another very welcome installment of Barry Hearn's PrizeFighter series: The Super-Featherweights.

I was there to capture Cardiff's Gary Buckland picking up the coveted trophy after he sent Derry Mathews to the canvas for the second time midway through the round two of a frantic Final...

For a full gallery of the evening's fights, click HERE. Keep an eye out for our boxing images in the Boxing News, the national press and local newspapers in East London.

As sub-zero temperatures persist, I Confess that our TGS plans may well be subject to change over the next few weeks... but you can keep up to date with our whereabouts by visiting our online SCHEDULE and via our popular FACEBOOK PAGE.

As for the next blog post, yep, I'm going to Save It For Later!

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Monday, 1 November 2010 » A Winner, a Wave and a Wide One »

A Winner!

Our recent competition to win two tickets to the Dagenham & Redbridge vs Hartlepool United match certainly attracted plenty of interest. The winner was Anthony Mercer who correctly identified Dagenham & Redbridge's home ground as 'The London Borough of Barking & Dagenham Stadium' and was then first out of the hat in the prize draw.

Anthony is a great football enthusiast and is well known in East London for his work with a number of clubs. He took his son, Elliot, to the game last Saturday and they witnessed a late equaliser for the visitors as the points were shared in a 1-1 draw.

Elliot had his picture taken with Daggers' manager John Still by top TGS snapper, Dave Simpson. Thanks to Anthony for allowing the use of the pic in this blog and a complimentary print is on its way to him right now...

A big thank you to everyone that entered and to Dagenham & Redbridge FC for supplying the tickets. Watch this space for more competitions in the near future!

A Wave!

Here at TGS, we always like to feel welcome when we cover a game.

Enfield 1893 manager, Kevin Lucas, certainly seemed pleased to see the TGS tog at last Saturday's match with Bethnal Green United.

Good to see you too Kevin and ta very much for the wave and smile!...

A Wide One!

With some additional computer processing power installed in the TGS Hub, we've dusted off our GigaPan panoramic head and are starting to use it in anger!

So, what's a GigaPan? GigaPan consists of three technological developments:

» A robotic camera mount for capturing very high-resolution panoramic images.
» Custom software for constructing gigapixel panoramas.
» A new type of website for exploring, sharing and commenting on gigapixel panoramas and the detail users will discover within them.

Here's a 1.48 gigapixel image of Hackney Marshes taken last Sunday (yep, that's gigapixel!). It consists of no less than 264 separate frames stitched together by specialist software. Feel free to explore at your leisure and please add some of your own snapshots...

If you would like to commission a GigaPan of your sporting venue, just let us know. It can certainly add a unique twist to your organisation's website and it is possible to produce stunning panoramic prints of the image.

Find out more about the TGS GigaPans here: http://tgsphoto.co.uk/gigapans.html

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