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Celebration of freedom

By pavilnys
It is maid at celebration of 100 years of independence. It's has joy and seriousness.

Tags: Street flags demstration feast

Comments


banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4160 Canada
17 Feb 2018 11:26PM
Happy Independence Day Lithuania!

I think the weather was not very good here and the light was a little low.

Youve captured the moment with the national flag, the other varieties of flags, and like so many crowd images these days a few people looking at their phones!

It can be a little brighter, - the light coloured wall might have caused the camera to underexpose a little?

Ive uploaded a mod thats a little brighter.


Regards


Willie
dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1692 England
18 Feb 2018 5:16AM
You've doen lots of things right here, making a very attractive image.

You took the picture square on to the building, and getting the verticals precisely square: the image is almost central (which works for majestic subjects, such as Independence Day) with just a little offset to allow the personal touch with the girl looking away and concentrating on her 'phone.

As Willie says, a little lighter is better: a half-stop of positive exposure compensation when shooting would have sorted this. Did you mean to use spot metering? Tricky to use, and you need to meter from precisely the right area. And it is very odd to use it combined with Program mode, which is the 'let the camera make my picture' option. I'd suggest Aperture priority and ESP metering, and choosing the aperture to suit your subject, while watching the shutter speed carefully.

You camera has no viewfinder - only a rear screen. This makes holding it steady with a long lens far more difficult than it is with a camera you can press against your forehead. I wonder if camera shake has taken the endge off the sharpness?

I really wish that you had included a tiny bit more space at the bottom, so that the girl's watch was entirely inside the frame. Little things like this become very distracting if you notice them. Again, holding the camera at arm's length to shoot doesn't make accurate framing easy, so congratulations on getting it so close to perfection.

Would a shot taken a few seconds earlier (or later) show a different expression? Your subject looks a little unhappy, and maybe a happier face would have helped the mood of celebration.

Overall, though, it's an inventive idea, and I'm really glad to have seen your picture today.
salopian 8 3 28 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2018 12:06PM
A good shot of an important celebration which went on in spite of the weather. The only person not entering into the spirit of things is the girl who, though very attractive, looks as if she has just received a message on her phone which has not pleased her. I have tried to make it look as though she is facing the other way - rather roughly, and I think some one more expert could do it more convincingly. Just another idea - it maybe that the sulky girl makes a good contrast with the happier crowd? Very interesting shot.

Geoff
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2155 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2018 2:16PM
A fine image taken on State Restoration Day, marking the 100 year anniversary of the restoration of independence in Lithuania.

For a day of celebration, nobody looks particularly happy, Algis, but the dominant girl in particular brings down the atmosphere. Geoff's modification shows how much difference it could make if she turned around. In fact, Geoff has done a few things that I would have done, like cropping, and removing the white furry hat bottom left, the half head middle bottom, and the bright yellow badge worn by the prominent girl.

The red flags against the white building work well, as does the inclusion of the flag on the left side.

Pamela.

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