This weeks photo-challenge is “Sport” to coincide with the olympics. I’ll put my hand up to leaving this a bit late. I didn’t even try to take a photo until Sunday, and to be honest I spent a long time not getting very far! I tried 3 golf courses, 2 cricket pitches, a couple of rugby pitches and a football pitch – and found *no one* playing at any of them! The best I managed on Sunday were a slightly naff photo of a jogger and the above shot of an empty golf course.
Tonight however, I did a late night mad dash up to a couple of 24 hour squash courts I happen to know the door code to. It didn’t look quite like I remembered it inside (The changing room is smaller, and actually not quite as grotty as it was in my head) As I’m not entirely sure I should have access to the building, I didn’t want to attract any attention by using flashes or owt, so these photos are all lit by a torch and a 10 second exposure.
I’m not sure which of these photos is going to be my entry to the challenge yet, but it feels good to have actually got out and shot something. It’s sparked a few more ideas for the squash court as well, if I can find a suitable model.
Edit: On second thoughts, not the one of the squash ball - it’s not of the same standard as the other two from tonight…