Night pitch

Night pitch - Ballycastle - Photo by Alex Leonard

Photo Description

The multi-purpose all-weather pitch near my flat in Ballycastle, lit up by flood lights.

You can just make out some ghostly figures moving around on the pitch.

I wasn’t sure how this would come out – being a HDR shot late at night using long exposures and a fairly narrow aperture. Perhaps there isn’t so much HDR at work here, but I think it did add something to the photo.

There was quite a bit of noise in the top half of the picture, but I dealt with that by just burning it all a bit darker, which had the advantage of giving extra focus to the pitch itself – a tiny island of light in the darkness!

Any thoughts or feedback, let me know in the comments.

Photo Data

Date Taken Creation date not available
Camera Canon EOS 550D
Focal Length 17mm
Aperture f/18
ISO 100
Shutter Speed Shutter speed not available

Comments

  • Dave

    I like empty places… 

    • Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Aye, there is something very pleasing about large empty spaces. In this case the emptiness is sort of faked.. as it’s a HDR shot some of the exposures were very long, so there were people there but they’ve disappeared due to the exposure length.