As corny as it may sound, there's just something special about a basketball hoop.
It could be the backdrop, a tilted rim, a perfect net, a uniquely shaped pole, the contrasting color of the box inside the backboard or the backboard being beat like a pinata.
These quirks give each hoop its own personality, as well as artistic flair, as these incredible and dedicated photographers have captured on Instagram:
Rise. First empty court shot with my @canonusa 1Dx Mark II. The sun was already down, court was almost pitch black. Had to push the ISO to 6400 ! The result is quite impressive, looks like its daylight, great sharpness and details... Thanks #Canon . #1dxmarkii #dslr #photography #cinematograhy #theparkismychurch #basketball #newyorkcity #nyc #nba #playoffs
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