:: Thursday, November 17, 2005 ::
photos: The above image was selected as the winner of the weekly UWO Photo of the Week Contest for Nov. 8-17. Terry Rice, Associate Director (Creative Services) of Communications and Public Affairs at Western said the following about the above picture:
Sometimes photographers capture great images simply by
looking where no one else is looking. One of my favourite
photographers, David Hume Kennerly has done that countless
times to capture images that are truly unique.
From a football game we would expect a shot of the noisy
fans, the quarterback with his arm cocked, a big tackle, or
an end zone celebration – not a referee measuring for a
Football can be a punishing game, a chaotic game at times,
but it can also be, as they say, “a game of inches” –
this picture captures that. Like the referee himself, this
image shows something that almost always goes unseen.
Workforbandwidth has given us the pieces and our eye pulls
them together to understand the total. We see part of a
knee but we know those pants and that chain. A hint of
green and white and a little yellow and we know the
I would almost describe this image as peaceful.
The only thing that could have made it even better is to
have shown a little more of the whistle.
I thought this quote from an anonymous referee was
appropriate. He describes officiating as, “Trying to
maintain order during a legalized gang brawl involving 80
toughs with a little whistle, a hanky and a ton of
The pic should be posted on the UWO homepage for about a week, but it's not there yet.
:: Mike Wood 17:44 [+] ::
Congrats Mike! once again your true talent shows through.