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Monday, May 01, 2006

People not Profit

Nikon D70 @ 70mm, 1/1000 sec, f/4.5, ISO 200

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Only a few minutes left of my holiday and then back to work... can't wait...

It's been a glorious couple of days over in the Burgh so I managed to get out and about to take a few shots. On Saturday morning I went out for a wander around the city centre, amazed at seeing what the place looks like in the sunshine. I knew that the May day march was on but didn't know when or where it was to take place. So I was delighted when I bumped into them just off the mound.

I followed the march along Princes Street, up the Mound and onto the Meadows where it came to an end. There wasn't a huge turnout, but enough people to warrant quite a few press photographers. I think I was as interested in watching them and how they were operating as I was the rally itself. But it was a good experience and I came away with quite a few shots. Nothing too inspirational, but I felt as if I was limited by my kit lens (18-70mm) being my longest lens. It certainly gave me itchy feet for the sigma 80-400mm OS, that's for sure.

As for the shot itself, I'm quite pleased with it. I particularly like how the various boards have covered the faces of all the protesters, except for the man holding the newspaper (the headline reading "People not Profit") and the police officer. The various messages can clearly be seen on the placards, so I don't think much more needs to be said about the image.


Blogger Azhar said...

Lovely shot.I love it how that mean's face is the only clear face in the photo - your attention goes straight to him.Great demonstration scene.Really like it.GREAT SHOT!

8:21 am, May 02, 2006  
Anonymous KJM said...

I like it, but to me this is two separate photos: the left hand side, with the placards, and the right hand side, with the bearded chap and the police officer. I'd probably split it, and present them together but as two separate shots. Just my opinion though.

12:16 pm, May 02, 2006  
Anonymous Paul said...

This I like! I wish I'd known about this march! I'd be tempted to crop/clone out the policeman though.

5:26 pm, May 02, 2006  
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