Another new lens! Another excuse to go for a walk in the park.

I'd been eyeing up the Nikon 85mm f1.8 lens for a while. It's best known as a great lens for portraits but in the absence of anyone to photograph in the studio, and since it was such a beautiful day, I went off to a local park to have a little play around with my new toy.

The 85mm lens is great for feeling like you are inside the action without intruding. There were some boys playing football and I got a few shots. I spoke to them afterwards, and they were happy with the results. I've already had emails from them asking for copies!

What do you think?

The Penalty shoot out.

He gets ready to shoot.

He scores!

These three brothers are the happiest, and most talented footballers, I've seen in a while.