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Leeds Welcomes Back Kaiser Chiefs in Millenium Square
Leeds Welcomes Back Kaiser Chiefs in Millenium Square
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Challenge: Photojournalism II (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D
Lens: Sigma 12-24mm f/4.5-5.6 EX Aspherical DG for Minolta
Location: Leeds Millenium Square
Date: Apr 29, 2006
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Urban, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2006

That's Leeds Civic Hall in the background.

Statistics
Place: 32 out of 183
Avg (all users): 6.2458
Avg (commenters): 7.0952
Avg (participants): 6.2877
Avg (non-participants): 6.2170
Views since voting: 1357
Views during voting: 327
Votes: 179
Comments: 28
Favorites: 0


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05/10/2006 10:51:45 PM
Hello fron the DPC Critique Club!

I have studied your iamge and have the following to offer:

Composition/perspective: the balance in this shot is perfect. On one hand you are drawn right into the crowd and their enthusiasm. On the other hand you are drawn to the building in the background which gives it its political sense. Well thought out, even though it appears a spontaneous shot, and that is exactly what gives the image its strength. Your message, via title, is expressed perfectly and captures you instantly. Your angle of approach to the shot lends a real interesting element of apparent movement without motion blur that works well.

Color: well preserved colors throughout. The bright colors in the bio tubes in the foreground, that are so well captured, compared to the muted night colors of the background is very well done. Both retain their strength and present the local subjects perfectly.

Lighting: top half: very well controlled exposure to preserve and not distort the detail and gradations. Bottom half: extremely well controlled exposure for the foreground. The difficulty in balancing a dark background and a bright foreground (flash?) is so well done that both the top and bottom work not only together, but probably separaely as well.

Challenge requirements: very well met. Your message and intent is clear and well executed. I could picture this on a cover - rag or mag - very easily.

Overall/my opinion: at first glance you are drawn to the foreground, eliminating the background. But in the context of photojournalism, you are forced to look at the whole image and take in the combination of scene and headline. This image takes you to the exact point you should be at when viewing such a photo - the mood at the time - both sides. Very well done composition and and extremely well done image!
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05/08/2006 05:56:53 AM
Originally posted by David Ey:

I don't know how you did this. It is a very nice ¿photo? It appears to me there is only one live person here and the rest of the shot is a printed background. The depth is quite nice. It'll be interesting to see how you did this and to see if it passes the rules test. Giving it a 10 but I think major elements are artwork.

Why on earth would I have done that?
05/08/2006 05:56:10 AM
Originally posted by petrakka:

one of the best of this challenge, one major major prob though...they are looking at you! that's not a good thing.

Why?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2006 11:39:51 PM
This is a nice sharp image. However the use of a wide angle really flattened the people.
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05/07/2006 11:22:43 PM
Thats great, I have no idea who that is, but I love the shot. 10
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05/07/2006 09:09:14 PM
great shot. definitely captured a moment. excellent composition. really, really bad border. seriously, have you ever seen a border like that in the newspaper? hopefully for you, the voters will see past that...
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05/07/2006 07:11:18 PM
Fantastic shot...just wonderful feel to it
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05/07/2006 01:59:07 PM
I don't know how you did this. It is a very nice ¿photo? It appears to me there is only one live person here and the rest of the shot is a printed background. The depth is quite nice. It'll be interesting to see how you did this and to see if it passes the rules test. Giving it a 10 but I think major elements are artwork.
05/07/2006 08:50:53 AM
Very good composition and lovely colours.
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05/07/2006 06:58:15 AM
this would go well on a front page...excellent shot considering the conditions...great wide angle 8
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05/06/2006 10:55:07 PM
one of the best of this challenge, one major major prob though...they are looking at you! that's not a good thing.
05/06/2006 04:59:41 PM
Faboulous lighting! Odd that the faces in front seem to be "squat in", almost like you changed the perspective of the image in photoshop. Perhaps it is just the way the lens took the picture.
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05/05/2006 09:10:00 PM
Good shot.....
05/02/2006 03:07:09 PM
I like this photo, its full of life
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05/02/2006 08:35:03 AM
great photo, i just don't like the distortion on the face caused by the lens ... am i right ?
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05/02/2006 05:26:54 AM
It may have worked better to show a wider crowd shot to represent a larger crowd
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05/02/2006 04:53:45 AM
thats cool, i like it.
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05/01/2006 09:45:00 PM
Football fans???
05/01/2006 03:30:25 PM
I love it.....the expressions, the flash glare, even the foreground distortion...all go to give it emotion, which is what this challenge needs.
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05/01/2006 02:46:13 PM
Did you Predict a Riot !
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05/01/2006 02:15:10 PM
Nice image (and not a beer in sight).
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05/01/2006 12:34:10 PM
Great shot! The lense distortion towards the bottom is a bit distracting. 7 from me.
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05/01/2006 11:50:48 AM
excellent photojournalistic shot
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05/01/2006 10:14:21 AM
Wow! Yes, this is a news photo.
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05/01/2006 09:19:12 AM
lol
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05/01/2006 08:38:13 AM
Love Kaiser Chiefs. Interesting shot. Nice colors
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05/01/2006 06:55:15 AM
I really like this one!
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05/01/2006 02:56:16 AM
good shot I think it would be on page 2 of the Levin chronicle
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