I took this photo on a basketball court when the sun was setting. The basketball is in the "rule thirds" place of the picture and the shadow prolong the vision. There are a few techniques I utilized. Firstly, I cropped the picture. To strengthen the comparison and make the basketball become the main point of this photo, I adjusted the "Levels" in order to darken the shadows and the trees in the back. Also, I used "Curves" to make the color more vivid. Lastly, I dodged the photo by lightening the basketball to bring it out.