When you go and shoot architecture you sometimes have to be very patient for the right moment or sometimes that moment just never comes and you have to improvise. This was the latter of the two. I needed to get the back of the hotel that looks onto the cricket pitch. I recently was asked to take photos of the Hilton Hotel at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton and needed this shot. There was a very bright blue cheery picker finishing off some work that was in view at the hotel. I came back later on in the day and it was still there. In the end I decided to just take the shot and Photoshop it out along with the rest of the building work.
I also had the issue of getting movement in the sky combined with freezing the players on the pitch. I used a 10 stop ND filter to get movement in the sky but this showed too much movement for the players. I decided to combine 2 shots in the end to allow me to freeze the action. Doesn’t really work too badly.