Sunday, 10 June 2012

Bishop's Stortford CC County Match

I visited the Bishop’s Stortford Cricket Club today. A county game is being played over three days between Hertfordshire CCC v Bedfordshire CCC . A beautiful setting for this cricket ground with excellent facilities. Weather was bright with light cloud.

If you look at the shot above and see the distance of the ball from the wicket, note the bails are just beginning to lift even though the ball has already passed through the wicket. Now look at the shot below taken less than one second later, see the bails flying but no ball to be seen. The un-cropped image almost reaches the boundary and the ball is nowhere to be seen. For the cynics I have not interfered with the ball or the bails in Photoshop, these are both genuine shots.  However I have made some minor adjustments to the rest of the image.
Bowler: Usman Arif Hertfordshire CCC. Batsman: C J Esh Bedfordshire CCC

© Lionel Callow 2012