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Girl in the Spotlight

By PaulSwinney    
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.

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Phil_L 9 19 1 Wales
8 Jan 2013 9:55PM
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.

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banehawi Plus
14 1.8k 3894 Canada
9 Jan 2013 2:56PM
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.


Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 4:20PM
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

9 Jan 2013 8:55PM
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.
paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 6:31PM
I would leave it as is. A good well seen composition. Loose or minimalise that logo, not needed here.


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