Cropped Sports Images

20 12 2011

Some cropped generic sports images have been added to the Library  www.f2images.co.uk in the Sports Features Section.

A Rhythmic Gymnast prepares to perform





Man Booker 2011 Winner Julian Barnes wins for The Sense Of An Ending

17 12 2011

A photo I took of Julian Barnes during a visit by him to Liverpool Hope University was selected as the cover image for his Booker Prizewinning novel The Sense of an Ending.

Julian Barnes Tearsheet. Alan Edwards

The Sense of an Ending

The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes

Published by Jonathan Cape

2011

Winner

image of the book cover The Sense of an Endingimage of the author Julian Barnes

Synopsis

A truly wonderful novel that will have the reader immersed in the story from the very first page, and all the while marvelling at the precision of Barnes’ prose. Tony Webster and his clique first met Adrian Finn at school. Sex-hungry and book-hungry, they would navigate the girl-less sixth form together, trading in affectations, in-jokes, rumour and wit. Maybe Adrian was a little more serious than the others, certainly more intelligent, but they all swore to stay friends for life. Now Tony is in middle age. He’s had a career and a single marriage, a calm divorce. He’s certainly never tried to hurt anybody. Memory, though, is imperfect. It can always throw up surprises, as a lawyer’s letter is about to prove. The Sense of an Ending is the story of one man coming to terms with the mutable past. Laced with trademark precision, dexterity and insight, it is the work of one of the world’s most distinguished writers.

Author Biography

Julian Barnes was born in Leicester in January 1946. He has written nine novels, including Flaubert’s Parrot, which was shortlisted for the 1984 Booker Prize, won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize, and lead to Barnes being the first Englishman to be awarded the Prix Medicis); England, England, which was shortlisted for the 1998 Booker Prize); and Arthur and George, which was shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize in 2005. He lives in London. (from the manbookerprize website)

 





The University of Liverpool Management School Graduation

17 12 2011

The University of Liverpool Management School Graduation photos are now online. The photos can be found at  www.alanedwardsphotography.com

Management School Graduation





Trampoline World Championships 17-20.11.11

25 11 2011

Posted some photos at http://www.f2images-gymnastics.co.uk from the Trampoline World Championships held recently at the NIA in Birmingham. Direct link to the galleries

http://u0000fpbizfqgfes.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/Gymnastics-Recent-Events/P0000tvZiABtQWtA

 





GB Women’s Team 5th at the World Championships Tokyo 2012

12 10 2011

Report from the British Gymnastics Media Team in Tokyo. This report is from  British Gymnastics

1/10 Tokyo: The British girls produced a superb, near faultless display in the women’s team final at the 2011 artistic gymnastics World Championships to finish in 5th place – the best team result ever.

Every girl contributed to the team scores with Beth Tweddle producing one of the routines of the championships to score 15.66 on bars. The team of Beth, Jenni Pinches, Danusia Francis, Rebecca Downie, Hannah Whelan and Imogen Cairns combined to score 169.670 and 5th place ahead of Germany, Japan and Australia. USA took the title well clear of Russia with China in Bronze.

 

The British girls began their event on the floor with clean performances all round by Imogen Cairns, Hannah Whelan and Beth Tweddle getting the team of to a great start. The form continued on vault with Imogen scoring a 14.133 to lead the team along.

With cheers all around the arena for the ongoing battle between USA and Russia, the British girls moved onto bars, Becky Downie following up her great qualification routine with another superb performance and 14.433. The attention of the arena then turned to Beth Tweddle and she didn’t disappoint a near perfect routine and the biggest cheer of the whole week for her 15.666.

The girls were looking good with just the nerve-wracking beam to go. Jenni Pinches up first, her only routine of the day and she nailed it, Danusia Francis then took the pressure for a beautiful routine leaving Hannah Whelan, the team’s most consistent all-around gymnast up last. Hannah completed the clean beam round for GBR to give the team 169.670 and 5th place.
Hannah Whelan can now look forward to Thursdays all-around final with Beth Tweddle set to compete in the floor final on Sunday.

Hannah Whelan: “It’s amazing, after reaching the top 8 in qualifying and getting the team to 2012 which was are number one aim, we knew we could just go out and enjoy the final and we definitely did that. Every girl did there bit for the team, even Laura Edwards the reserve cheering us on, so as a group we are really happy and proud. Looking ahead to the all-around it’s a similar situation as I can go out there with nothing to lose and have fun and see where that gets me so I’m really looking forward to it!”

Beth Tweddle: “It was an amazing competition, the team spirit was nice and calm. We had all the pressure in qualification and today we could enjoy it having done the hard work which we have spent the last 6 weeks putting in. The bars routine was really great, it was for myself in many ways as I wanted to prove a point in a way and it’s the best routine I’ve done since being here and I’m very happy to produce that for my coach Amanda. Looking to floor I’m really excited, I’m feeling good, and have no pressure so I can’t wait!”

Results
1 USA 179.411
2 RUS 175.329
3 CHN 172.820
4 ROU 172.412
5 GBR 169.670
6 GER 168.479
7 JPN 167.122
8 AUS 166.739

GBR scores
Floor – Cairns 13.700, Whelan 13.600, Tweddle 14.533
Vault – Francis 13.566, Whelan 13.966, Cairns 14.133
Bars – Whelan 13.466, Downie 14.433, Tweddle 15.666
Beam – Pinches 13.833, Francis 14.141, Whelan 14.633

GB Women's Squad pictured at Lilleshall





Veterans Championships New College Leicester 1.10.11

6 10 2011

Photos from this event are online now at http://bit.ly/nKR5Aj    New College is always a challenge with the lighting. Using a D3 I was shooting at 4000 iso at F2 and a shutter speed of 1/500. Shooting at such a high iso would have been unheard of a few years ago.Todays cameras have helped to push the boundaries as far as indoor sport goes. Looking forward to what the D4 has to offer…..

Rings action from the Veterans Championships

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Aerobic Nationals 2011

27 09 2011

Covered the Aerobic Gymnastics National Championships for British Gymnastics on Sunday. The event was held at the Rivermeade Sports Centre Reading.
Rivermead Leisure Centre, Reading.
From the BG website below:

Farrance and Carter claim senior aerobics titles
Bulmershe gymnasts Chloe Farrance and Jaime Carter are the 2011 British senior FIG Champions.

Action from the Aerobic Nationals 2011

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