Rained all day at Lord’s yesterday but we did get to do some nice pics in the Long Room

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A nice moment from an otherwise uneventful cricket match at Lord’s a couple weeks back when Tillakaratne Dilshan collided with Eoin Morgan. Oh how they laughed.

Tillakaratne Dilshan of Surrey laughs after he collided with Eoin Morgan of Middlesex during the Royal London One-Day Cup match between Middlesex Panthers and Surrey at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 31, 2014 in London, England.

Tillakaratne Dilshan of Surrey laughs after he collided with Eoin Morgan of Middlesex during the Royal London One-Day Cup match between Middlesex Panthers and Surrey at Lord’s Cricket Ground on July 31, 2014 in London, England.

…was how the phone call started. “A little bit…” I replied. And so off I went to Holland to cover Haarlem Baseball Week for the ‘Samurai Japan’ team taking part. It was a dream assignment – go and make pretty pictures of one team, no requests, no brief. The Japanese players and coaches were great – really relaxed and more than happy with me wandering around the dugout before the game. I’ll admit – I really struggled with the actual baseball, a very confusing sport for a Brit and the backgrounds were awful. However, there were some nice feature pictures to be found before and after the game and some mega Dutch light on a few of the evenings. Probably not a set of images for the baseball photographer purist, but here’s my take on the sport…

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Back in July I was shipped off to Moscow to cover the M2M Russian Open. This is the first summer I’ve really covered much golf and I’m absolutely loving it. It’s exhausting, and they’re long days, but I guess that’s partly what makes it so satisfying.

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Amsterdam, Holland.