Cape Cobras: 2009 Standard Bank Pro20 champions!

Cape Cobras win the Pro20 Cricket Series

Yes, it's true! The Cape Cobras are the Standard Bank Pro20 cricketing champions at last! More than 16,000 Capetonians packed Sahara Park Newlands this evening to cheer their team to victory as they played the Gestetner Diamond Eagles (that's Bloemfontein's team) in the Pro20 final. As one of the Standard Bank live-bloggers, I got to watch the final from the very swanky Achiever Box at Newlands - think chic decor, beautiful waitresses, a full bar, comfy couches, a party atmosphere, and a perfect view of the cricket...

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It was quite a weekend for Cape Town sports fans, by the way. Not only did the Cobras take the Pro20 series, but our local rugby team, the Stormers, managed to eke out a very welcome victory over the Queensland Reds on Friday night, in their Super14 match played at Newlands Rugby Stadium.

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  2. Paul

    @Jonathan – heh – nope, it’s actually not HDR at all. In fact, I’ve done no colour/contrast/levels/saturation processing on it. You are right though, it does look HDR-like. Kerry-Anne took the photo with her point-n-shoot camera which naturally does some built-in processing on the image.

    I added some sharpness, which is what I think is causing it to look as though the people were cut out of another photo and pasted into this one. Thanks for pointing it out actually – I never noticed it until I looked critically. (Oh, I also think that the combination of the Newlands flood lights, the inside lights from the box, and the particular type of evening cloud cover we’ve been having contributes to the “high dynamic range”).

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