- Original shot
I was intrigued by this shot, because all the lines suggested a vanishing point, but didn't show it. I especially liked that the fence on the right picked up where the fence on the left ended. I shot this as a vertical, hoping to capture as much of the fence on the left as possible.
- Return to blur
I noticed that applying the gradient map punched up the contrast, which I liked, so I returned to the blurred picture and increased the contrast, which makes it a bit more interesting.
- Gradient Map
I then applied a gradient map (Steel Bar) to the picture to reduce it to a black and white image.
- Radial Blur
Even though I was the only one on the field, I wanted something to suggest action. I used a radial blur filter (set to 50) in Photoshop to add a bit of drama (and also to get rid of those annoying picnic tables and blue tarps on the right).
As it turned out, this worked out better as a panoramic shot, so I cropped it low and wide.