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This was taken at Sunderland's Split Festival when headliners the Futureheads were sending the crowd crazy.

I turned round to capture this and in a moment of serendipity the spotlight fell on this girl with a pensive expression juxtaposed to the excitable crowd around her.

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:12mm
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
ISO:1250
Flash:No Flash
Title:Girl in the Spotlight
Username:PaulSwinney PaulSwinney
Uploaded:15 Jan 2013 - 10:14 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled

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Phil_L
Phil_L  5 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2013 - 9:55 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Splendid capture of the girl in the spot.....lovely posture and expression. From an I've set this up and stage managed it point of view.... more detail in the shadows / crowd left would emphasise the contrast between general frenzy and the girls rather tranquil isolation. And the figure front foreground?.... added interest?...distraction? Having said all that it's a great shot as is in my favourites.

Last Modified By Phil_L at 8 Jan 2013 - 9:56 PM

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10826 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2830 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 2:56 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I would suggest you remove that photographer in front, darken the scene, all except the spotlit girl. Ive uploaded a mod to show what I mean.



Regards


Willie

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 4:20 PM

I agree with losing the distracting tog in the foreground but darkening the rest loses the essence of the picture imho.

There. Now you're confused. Smile

Gerry

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PaulSwinney
9 Jan 2013 - 8:55 PM

Ha! I would prefer not to darken further either so as to show the context of what's going on around her. The other tog has always bothered me but in the spirit of photojournalism I left her in. I may try and remove her.

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paulbroad
paulbroad  781 forum posts United Kingdom850 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 6:31 PM

I would leave it as is. A good well seen composition. Loose or minimalise that logo, not needed here.

Paul

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