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Photo stacking at the Women’s T20 Super League

A combination of a sleeping baby, a sunny day, a long lens and a pitchside seat gave me a great opportunity to brush up on my photo editing skills.

Freya Davies bowls for Western Storm (click for full size)

Camera – Sony a68
Lens – Minolta 500mm reflex
Frame rate – 5fps
Shutter Speed – 1/1600
Aperture – F/8
ISO – 1600
Images edited using The GIMP following this tutorial

The Ashes – Old Trafford Day 5

And so, thanks to Manchester’s best-known attribute, England have retained The Ashes. Yay! Unfortunately my first experience of international cricket was a rather soggy one, and the successful retaining of said Ashes was not especially climatic. In fact most people were glad for an excuse to get out of the rain and back on the tram. I did manage to get some nice photos for the short time that play was going on, but a tense afternoon of gritty England survival vs. persistant Australian bowling would have been much more enjoyable.