Hurunui Dambusters Protest
dmann at bluemoon.net.nz
Fri Oct 16 05:28:56 EDT 2009
On Oct 16, 2009, at 7:47 PM, Christine Aguila wrote:
> Hi Dave: The shot of what looks like 3 fisherman in the water near
> the weeping willow tree looks like a winner. I'd love to see that
> one larger, though I understand about the size. Composition looks
> great there. Also the one immediately following the 3 fisherman is
> a terrific shot as well. Looks like a great crowd shot.
> Nice work, Dave. Cheers, Christine
Yes I was quite fond of the fishermen shot with that lovely willow
tree but there's something, I don't quite know what, that still annoys
me about the composition. What you see is a slight crop: I removed
some foreground river and a tiny bit off the left where someone's red
jacket was annoying me. You can still see their arm at the edge of
I had a few variations of the crowd shot taken with a wider lens to
show more scenery: background buildings, surrounding trees etc. I
preferred others artistically but I made my decision based on it being
event coverage so I felt it was better to focus on the people.
Here are links to larger versions of those two files...
BTW I should explain the lone guy holding a sign as none of you are
likely to recognise him. He's Robin Judkins, who organises the iconic
Coast to Coast multisport adventure race. He's quite a character and
is very well known in this country. It's probably not often you'd see
him standing by himself.
Now that I think about it, the last protest I photographed was when I
met Bob W in London in... 2002 I think. I still remember the Leica
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