I might be going one to far on my Cricket Theme -- my apologies .. it is a passion.
In late 2008 I was contacted by an enthusiastic and passionate young mountain climber and cricketer from London, who had this dream to play cricket at Base Camp Everest. Could I help?
This photo is the launch of their fund raising which was held on Trafalgar Square in front of the Worlds press.. a stunning moment where they attempted to reflect what it may be like if they played a game - AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL. The objective was to raise over 250 thousand pounds for the Lords Taverners trust..
These chaps eventually did go on to play the game at Base Camp Everest in May 2009.. An historic moment, including taking up the plastic cricket pitch to play on.. maybe I will bore you with one more image after this.. Have a look at the website for more info Everest Cricket
Hope you enjoy it.. It was a tremendous achievement by the chaps
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snunney (100076) 2010-02-06 2:17
I am not a cricket fan myself, I'm afraid, but I am enjoying this little series of yours. Your point of view is well chosen to capture the action and encompass the illustrious surroundings. The panoramic format helps concentrate the view on the game. Good colours and sharpness.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-02-06 11:17
I am a fan of this great game, and I have to thank you for your cricket series specially for this nice composition. You have presented here a nice informative note also. You have captured it with nice POV. Great light and fine colours. Beautiful architecture in background. Very well done. Tfs.
Have a nice weekend.
jhm (153748) 2010-02-07 1:34
I love the action picture, we see the people lovely in action.
Also the buildings care for a excellent composition.
Depth and perspective make these picture very attractive.
Excellent composition, very well captured.
Have a nice sunday,
Cretense (68703) 2010-02-07 4:24
Not as much tension as in your previous one, but more depictive of the scenery and the game! Great diagonal perspective, great composition and framing, flawless light managemetn! Congratulations!
jlbrthnn (76037) 2010-02-07 6:13
I understand that this play can impassion you. Cheer for your participation in the project as of these young people dynamics and daredevil. A quite made up image with a beautiful effect of depth. It is a little damage to have to truncate the cupola. Low-angled light is excellent, as well as the colors and clearness. Thanks for the links. Cheer.
Have a nice sunday
asajernigan (21427) 2010-02-08 2:36
I don't quite understand cricket but it does look a bit like baseball! Your composition is nice showing the action from a POV that gives us a players view. The lighting and colors are fine as is the photo's sharpness.
Leconte (5795) 2010-02-08 3:57
I am no expert in this sport, but the proof is in a beautiful setting! beautiful architecture and beautiful light
paololg (31448) 2010-02-08 13:50
Ciao dear Richard,
it's really strange and curious to see the austere Trafalgar Square turned into a field of Cricket!
You have really done a pleasant and interesting photo, well animated by the players and by the people. Excellent sharp, compliments!
Ciao, have a nice night!
BWJ (3094) 2010-02-08 20:00
The color quality and clarity of this image are superb. Every detail is visible. It is a fine composition. Your note is nice and heartwarming about the cricket players achieving their goal and going on to play at Base Camp Everest.
Urs (14082) 2010-02-13 4:36
Firstly I had a look at your gallery, then I read your introduction and finally looked at your points, actually you deserve more recognition of your photography. There are some little thins which can be corrected easily, like using a tripod more often or using a more powerful flash inside churches.
Why I selected cricket, because I like India very much and have seen them playing cricket many times. Your shot from Trafalgar is almost fine. The settings could not be better, so also the light management, however the framing - in my view - could and should be a bit different: why cut the feet and the dome? Better go for the conventional horizontal format e.g your pictures has been cropped irregular. Excellent note btw. What so ever you deserve the 2 points
Thanks a lot for your critique of one of my first pictures I ever uploaded on TE. Photography is in my blood, most of my relatives are also into photography, but I'm the only professional.
Waylim (25502) 2010-02-14 15:59
I like it, no appology needed here. It great to see people playing them at different and almost and unlikely places. Though it is not a landscape shot, but some how I still wish you could have got the top of the dome. Good colors, very nice details and nice action shot.