Saturday, August 30, 2014

THE MIGHTY STEELMEN..

EBBW VALE RFC v Crosskeys RFC
Venue:- Pandy Park, Crosskeys
Comp:- British & Irish Cup
Kick off 14:30hrs
COME ON EBB..
FEEL THE STEEL...
RESULT
EBBW VALE RFC 13-16 Crosskeys RFC
Congratulations to Crosskeys RFC & Good Luck in the Qualifying Final v Newport RFC..
Well Done EBBW VALE RFC who never gave up and The ADDICTS can be Well Proud of the way You Played..
The Future Is Bright..
The Future is RED, GREEN & WHITE..
The match day images can be found here and the match repot can be found here Folks..

THE MIGHTY WHITES..

LEEDS UNITED v Bolton Wanderers
Venue:- Elland Road
Comp:- The Championship
kick off 15:00hrs
COME ON THE MIGHTY WHITES..
MARCHING ON TOGETHER..
LEEDS LEEDS LEEDS
RESULT
LEEDS UNITED 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
So without a manager, who was sacked in the week, we have won..
well Done Lads

Friday, August 29, 2014

GWENT DRAGONS..

Just back from covering the Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints pre-season friendly at Eugene Cross Park..
On a night which favoured ducks, the rugby wasn't overly exciting but the stars were out for both sides and The Gwent Dragons clinched it at the very end by 27-25...
The crowd was fairly decent but there was still the thorny issue of missing support from The Valleys Folks.. 
BUT I must say, that during the build up, during the game itself and after the game, I did NOT hear the name 'Newport' being chanted which is one of the big bug bears of why there is no support from The Valleys fair play..
What the future holds I don't know, will tonights game get Support trickling down to Roders? Who knows, maybe, just maybe...
my images from tonight game can be viewed here Folks..

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BUSY WEEKEND... NCR PHOTOGRAPHY Ltd

Going to be very busy over the weekend as I have a Photo Accreditation Pass for The Gwent Dragons v Northampton Saints game at Eugene Cross Park, kick off at 19:30hrs...
Thank You to Dragons Rugby Ltd for the pass...
I shall post a link to my images sometime after the game...

Then Saturday afternoon, I shall be covering EBBW VALE RFC v Crosskeys RFC at Pandy Park in The British & Irish Cup Qualifying game, kick off at 14:30hrs...
Images will be on the Ebbw Players Website sometime after the game..

Would like to Thank EVRFC for my Photo 'Bib' too....
NCR Photography Ltd Honoured n Proud to be Official Sponsors of The EVRFC ADDICTS....



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

THE MIGHTY WHITES..

LEEDS UNITED v Bradford City
Venue:- Bradford
Comp:- Capital One Cup
kick off at 19:45hrs
Live on Sky Sports..
COME ON THE MIGHTY WHITES..
MARCHING ON TOGETHER..
LEEDS LEEDS LEEDS
RESULT
LEEDS UNITED 1(0)-(0)2 Bradford City
Down to 10 men in the first half and it was just a case of when & not if Bradford score.. Even with 9 minutes of time added on!!
Another pathetic Sunday morning Pub performance from The Lads but when we have a non-league manager & people on the field of play who are not worthy of wearing the Famous Leeds United Jersey, the future is not exactly great..

SHOPPERS GALORE..

Popped down to The Festival Shopping Park earlier with Er Indoors as The Boy was in college checking in for year 2 and a new IT course..
Seemed to be rather busy too which is brilliant for the centre especially on a day when the weather doesn't favour venturing outdoors..
There is only one unit which is empty and that is the jewellery store..
The cafe's and coffee shops were busy and as always, so was M&S maybe with winter woollies being the order of the day for young 'n' old...
Seem to be quite a lot of day trippers in the centre too with coaches parked up at the rear of the car park..
click here to go to The Festival Park's Official Website, here for their Facebook page and here for their Twitter site..
It's also where The 2014 Festive FACE will be held too Folks and The Valleys FACE can be followed on Twitter and Facebook.

UNBELIEVABLE...

WTF has been going on in Rotherham!!!
It's about time these ANIMALS & Their Like are PUT DOWN!!!!!!
How can those who new what the **** was going on, NOT do anything about this!!!!
Are there no 'men' with backbones and bollux living in that area!!!!!!
There are no words at all that can describe what has gone on.....
click here to go to the story on the BBC website...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

THE MIGHTY STEELMEN...

On The Official Website of EBBW VALE RFC there is news regarding a change in fixture plus news of nothing & everything going on at Eugene Cross Park including new visitors to The Stadium this Friday..
click here to go to The Official Website of The Mighty Steelmen Folks..
For those of you who fancy going to Crosskeys RFC game at Pandy Park on Saturday for The B&I Cup qualifying game and don't want to go by car, click here to go to The ADDICTS page for Info' on traveling with The Supporters Club..

SEASONAL EVENT...


NEW VISITORS....

This Friday will see new Rugby Visitors to The Home of EBBW VALE RFC at Eugene Cross Park as The DRAGONS take on NORTHAMPTON SAINTS in a Friendly before the start of their Season gets underway..
Kick off is at 19:30hrs and tickets can be purchased on the evening from the gates..
click here to go to The Official Website of EBBW VALE RFC & here to go to The Official Website of The DRAGONS & here to The Official Website of The SAINTS..
I have requested a photo-pass but even being the EVRFC photographer, I am not guaranteed this so fingers crossed..
UPDATE..
A Great Big THANK YOU to Katie Vizard & Dragons Rugby Ltd for granting me a Photo Accreditation Pass for the game..
Images will be posted and I'll share the link with you on the weekend..
Going to be a rather busy weekend for me as NCR Photography will be covering the game on Friday night and then The EBBW VALE RFC v Crosskeys RFC B&I Cup game at Pandy Park on Saturday afternoon, with the images on the usual Steelmen site here Folks..

SPECIAL DATE..

CONGRATULATIONS
To Very Great Friends of Ours
JONATHON & JOANNA LOWERY
On Their 
25th SILVER
WEDDING ANNIVERSARY..

Monday, August 25, 2014

NEW ARRIVAL..

CONGRATULATIONS 
To STEELMAN 
DANIEL HAYMOND & Fiancee AMY ELIZABETH WOOLLIN
On the Birth of Their Daughter 
DARCIE-MAY HAMOND..

LOCAL PRINTING..

NCR Photography is looking for local printers in Blaenau Gwent that I can use for my postcards & Christmas cards images..
If you can help out please contact us at NCR Photography Ltd..
Thank You

WEATHER FOR DUCKS BUT...

Had to laugh at this story in todays South Wales Argus fair play..
Someone has had some fun then...
click here to go to the story Folks..

FINALLY..... MAYBE

So the WRU & Regions in Wales have Finally(Maybe) grown up and sorted out the pathetic childish nonsense that has made Welsh Rugby a laughing stock around the world!
click here for a report on the BBC website..
We await but not with breath held...

COFFEE CHAT..

Was in a local cafe yesterday and sipping away when I was approached by a couple who seen my camera by my side and asked why I had no strap on such a big & heavy camera?
So after they purchased their coffee and sat down by me, the conversation was all about photography..
I gave them my business card and the couple(young) said they was thinking about taking a course in photography and what do I recomend? So I said that I was self taught from the age of 17 when Mam & Dad bought me a Minolta x700(film!) camera to go on a school skiing trip and I learnt my photography from NOT doing courses and NEVER reading manuals BUT to take my cameras out & about, using any settings apart from programme(which turns any camera into a point n shoot toy!) and learning from any mistakes made..
Gear was mentioned and I think/hopefully put them right on a few things as they were both going to buy expensive gear which would have been no more than what they could do with a small pocket camera or a mobile phone camera!
Have invited them to come out & about with me if they wanted with their cameras and they can pick up tips and have 'fun' too.. 
So I sumed up my photography 'stuff' by.. Not got a tripod(Don't need one as I can hand hold my Nikon D3 & Nikkor 300mm afs f2.8), not got straps on any of my cameras(use the Black Rapid system wrist straps/harness) as a camera is a tool and not a piece of jewellery to hang around ya neck! Plus by having my camera always in my hands, I am ready for the image I see in front of me & I've never gone to a camera club(yawn)..
So Please have Fun with Your photography 'Helen & Gareth' and maybe I'll seed you soon..

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS..

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
To
Mr ALAN WHITBY

Ex miner and guide at The Blaenavon Big Pit..

Sunday, August 24, 2014

RUGBY MUSINGS..

The Legend aka REL, is getting all ready for the start of the 2014/15 season by scrubbing another of his Fantastic Ditties for us..
For those of us who 'Follow The Beautiful Game,' click here to go to the vast library of The Legend..

NEW PHOTO PROJECT..

So the next project up for NCR Photography is Life in The South Wales Valleys in B&W..
Yes, we do have lots of beautiful colourful scenery but I've always been in love with the medium of black & white and hopefully the images will show the loveliness of our areas too...
Updates at a later date Folks..
my website can be viewed at NCR Photography Ltd my NCR Photography Flickr site can be viewed here and my NCR Photography Facebook site can be viewed here..

If you have an event, in a music/drama group and you would like photo coverage, Please contact me at NCR Photography Folks...

NOT GOOD TO TALK..

So last week there was 'news' of train fare increase and now we have 'news' of increase in cost of telephone calls from british Telcom!
As well as our home phone being X- Directory we've never used it to call anyone, we have always used the cellphones..
So it's travel & talk fares that have now gone up.... Whatever next then eh, are we going to go back to the days of the cowboys, when after eating the beans, the tins were linked by some form of string/rope and after the conversation had ended by smoke, the horses were used to travel home..
Ah but then surely, that's breaching some form of H&S, I hear you office numpties shout out....
click here to go to the story on the BBC website..

ENTERTAINMENT TIME..

Will be using Skype later on to chat with Family over in Estepa(Spain) together with the in-laws.. Now that's the part that'll be entertaining as they seem to want to yell into the mic' on my MacBook Pro and find it rather amusing of the images on the screen.. Bless em... Not so much as silver surfers bit as white as a furious roaring wave approaching the shoreline...
Anyway, my passport is ok and Er Indoors & The Boy have filled in renewal application forms, so as soon as the Passport Office Folks have sort out the backlog mess, they'll be sent in and away we go... Off to sunny Spain...

BOOK YOUR TICKETS...

My Great Friends at TUDOR BREWERY are starting up a new venture Folks..
The very first of these is a Tour of The Brewery plus all you can eat & drink AND All this for just £20!!
There are Only 100 tickets available so get your names down NOW!!!
click here to go to The Brewery's link for

this event...
The Official Website of TUDOR BREWERY is here and TUDOR BREWERY can also be followed on Twitter.

KEEP IT LOCAL...

Below are some links to services that I use and some I don't need but are my Friends and maybe You Folks may need?
Go take a look and Support Our/Your Local Business..
If there is anyone who would like me to list their business on here then Please get in touch here..

TUDOR BREWERY are here & here
GINGER VINCE & GILLY are here & here
BEATTIES & CO SALON are here & here & here
ANGELS SALON are here
CARINI' are here
CHULA INDIAN are here
AMBALA INDIAN are here
EBBW VALE RFC are here & here & here & here
EBBW VALE WELFARE BOWLS CLUB are here & here & here
EBBW VALE CRICKET CLUB are here
LIMEFACE are here & here & here
MASQUERADE FACE PAINTING/BALLOONS here here
CATH JANES JOURNALIST is here
WALTERS PHOTO VIDEO are here & here here
EYE FOR FINANCE are here & here & here
CROSBY CARPET CLEANERS are here
MY INSPIRATION are here & here
NCR PHOTOGRAPHY are here & here & here & here
PINK ANGELS OFFICE SERVICES are here, here & here
SOFTWARE AT WORK are here, here & here

F1 GP PART II....

Here we go then..
The second half of the season is about to begin in Belgium..
Good Luck to Lewis & Jenson..
click here to go to the Official F1 GP website..
Well what another good race.. Not too good for Lewis and the post team chat is going to be interesting...
Oh and Suzi doing the ice water bucket challenge...
Dew Dew Dew mun...

PARTS REQUIRED...

Looking for the following parts for my Astra Folks.. Any help would be appreciated as the prices quoted new parts are quite ridiculous!!
A Fuel Pump & a Dual Mass Fly Wheel..
Astra Diesel 1.3 Turbo CDTI..
Going to take a look with Pengam Part Mart when they're next open so fingers crossed they've got them on their shelves..
NOT buying new that's for sure....
Anyone Help me Please contact me..