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At The Dispensary
At The Dispensary

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Challenge: Mid-Day Sun (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens: Canon EF 50mm f1.2L
Location: Mali
Date: Oct 26, 2010
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1250
Galleries: Candid, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: Oct 26, 2010

I made this photograph today, at a health clinic in Mali. The time was 11:57am and the sun was hot and harsh. This photograph is actually not indoors. It is outdoors. The woman is about to collect her medicine at the dispensary window and I noticed that the wall was bouncing some light back into her face and by going in tight, I managed to cut out the harsh background. I did some curves burning on the wall in photoshop but generally very basic editing.

Place: 51 out of 94
Avg (all users): 5.4078
Avg (commenters): 4.6667
Avg (participants): 5.3000
Avg (non-participants): 5.4388
Views since voting: 479
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 179
Comments: 3
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/02/2010 11:11:15 PM
I love the way she is pleading the emptiness. Well captured.
11/02/2010 08:12:21 PM
I think the point of the challenge was to use direct harsh sunlight and here you have used the shade of the building. That is certainly a technique to overcome the harsh light at noon, but I think it missed the point of te challenge, which was to battle the harsh light when you had no choice but to shoot in it.
11/02/2010 04:46:04 PM
The angle of the shot makes it difficult see how this fits the challenge, this could have been taken at pretty much anytime.

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