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Earlier this year the British Peoples Party held a demo against music of black origin being sold at HMV in Leeds.

12 members of the BPP turned up... and approx 500 Leeds folk in a counter protest.

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 70-300
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Fuzz
Username:TomG TomG
Uploaded:27 Dec 2008 - 10:59 PM
Tags:Bpp, Fascists, General, Leeds, Photo journalism, Police, Portraits / people, Protest
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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61587 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2008 - 11:11 PM

its a great shot, but i think i may have preferred just mono, the colour poppin thing dosnt add anything for me, its a well caught moments though
Phil

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Jestertheclown
27 Dec 2008 - 11:29 PM

Please see my mod.
Bren.

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TomG
TomG  7 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 - 11:36 PM

Cheers for the comments folks.

The reason for the mono was due to the sun shining direct down the alley and throwing the colours out from light to shade. I didn't have the time to get the right settings!

I cropped each cop as a different layer and then played about with turning them on and off in different configurations...in the end I couldn't decide :o)

Cheers
t

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TomG  7 United Kingdom
27 Dec 2008 - 11:47 PM

And i really like the phrase "..cropped each cop..."

t

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croberts  102160 forum posts Ireland8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2008 - 12:22 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

its an unusual scene, but needs to say more than it does. its just a picture of some police..

Id have loved to have seen some of the tension, and perhaps had HMV more prominent in the shot.

maybe even dropping to a low angle, and getting in closer, would have given the police a more dominating and impressive appearance.

you maybe have those shots? but the edit is a much of the shoot as the pics themselves. if you have to choose just one shot to tell the story.......

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TomG  7 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2008 - 12:52 AM

croberts: Agree with what your saying. When I first arrived I managed to get through the police line by looking purposeful and waving my camera. I got close to the protesters but there was one cop going round checking photographers for press ID..... Hence i got panicky and started firing of shots willy-nilly before being thrown out, the result being lots of crappy blurred images of what could have been great..

Live an learn eh?

t

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skye1
skye1  729 forum posts Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2008 - 8:13 AM

Nice shot I like this, I like the selective colour myself on the police as to me upon arriving on that scene a person would be instantly drawn to the police presence which I feel the image has captured, would have been great if it had more foreground in front of them maybe some of the street leading into them for more impact - but given your circumstances at the time you just take what you can - still a nice shot capturing the day nicely - can also see what Croberts says being lower would have a really strong impact but can see you wasn't able to do that with them hunting for ID etc

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