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Another from the Pensions march last year.

Brand:Pentax
Camera:Pentax K-x Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:smc PENTAX-DA L 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jun 2011 - 3:06 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:+0.3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:The Front Line 2
Username:tony64 tony64
Uploaded:2 Aug 2012 - 8:03 AM
Tags:Black & white, Demonstration, Photo journalism, Police, Portraits / people, Protest
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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 8:17 AM

Some great facial expressions here in this well observed candid.

Albert

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 9:04 AM

Like the range of expression in this well seen
regards Richard

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 9:16 AM

A good juxtaposition and an interesting range of expressions on the pcs' faces. I'm sure one of them is trying not to laugh out loud!
B&w is perfect - no distraction needed.
Bill

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 9:22 AM

Yes! Although its the foreground copper's expression I like the best!

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RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 8149 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
2 Aug 2012 - 10:38 AM

Varied facial expressions but a grim determination in the body language of the PCs, standing tall and shoulder to shoulder, heads held high and eyes focussed in the dfistance. Captured the moment very well Tony; has to be b/w, as woolybill says no distraction.

Richard

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:06 PM

Peaceful at that moment Tony, reminder of the 60's/70's reportage.
Ron.

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43436 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:35 PM

A stunning piece of reportage photograph, "I don't know why he looks so miserable, think of all the blooming overtime we were paying him".....

Nathan

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7454 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1031 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:46 PM

A historical document in a way - they've started to worry about their pensions now.
Moira

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 12:48 PM

Not how it works nowadays, Nathan. They're probably working their day off at no recompense having been cancelled 28days previously!!

Excellent angle you've got there, Tony, some great expressions.

Dave

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 2:00 PM

Confrontations like this Tony,
always remind me of the miners strike of the 80s !!
Good reportage.
Mick.

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44031 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 2:54 PM

Excellent reportage photography, Tony. Takes me back to my time in the force and a few local disputes in Southampton involving the dockers... B&W is the only version for this scene.

Malc

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 6:19 PM

A very real capture of the thin Black and White Line Tony.

John Smile

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2012 - 7:08 PM

A fantastic capture, perfect timing and composition.
Well done.
Darryl.Smile

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Dave87
Dave87  742 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 9:24 PM

Love shots like this when the photographer goes head on and mixes with the hustle and bustle of the crowds at demonstrations like this - no chance of a tripod mounded shot in the case!! The choice of mono works a real treat and has captured that thin blue line superbly. Smashing.

Dave.

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tony64
tony64  10204 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 10:12 PM

Thanks Dave!

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