Another blast from the past here, I took this photo way back in 2008 and it has been one of those photos that I just couldn’t get right for years.
I have tried and tried to get a sky that I was happy with but as there was no cloud coverage it was just various shades of gray.
Finally I decided to increase the contrast so high that the sky just went completely black, this may seem like some photoshop cheat but trust me this is nothing that couldn’t be done in a darkroom on traditional paper. By increasing the contrast so high I have also ended with a patch of grass that actually looks more like snow.
I love the starkness of the goalposts against the pure fuzziness of the trees in the background. I also love the angle of the trees, it is almost like they are leaning in to make sure I capture them in the photo.
A few people have mentioned it’s typical of me to seek out the GAA goalposts and not the soccer ones, it’s just something I did without even thinking, maybe there is more of a symmetrical beauty to them or maybe it’s just because I love the GAA.
Enjoy the photo, and please don’t be afraid to leave your comments.