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Title • bearing gifts

I've put this shot up because a) it's somewhat different from my usual stuff, and b) it was right on the edge of my abilities to produce. Some of my favourite shots on chromasia were technically quite easy: take a non-moving object, under near ideal lighting, and spend a couple of minutes thinking about the composition - easy ;-) This shot, on the other hand, was taken at 1/30s (but should have been faster), at ISO 1600 (which wasn't ideal), and the original was in portrait format when I should have gone for a landscape shot. But, I think, it just about works (mind you, I'm a bit biased, as it's of our daughters at the wedding I shot last weekend).

I guess the biggest mistake I made with this shot, though it's just about rectified by cropping it square, was with the composition. Because this was of our daughters I focussed on them, but what makes this photograph is the reaction of those around them rather than our children themselves, and in this sense I think a landscape shot would probably have captured more of the scene.

Anyway, let me know what you think as I often find it difficult to be objective about the shots I take of our children.

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3.09pm on 16/10/04
Canon 20D
EF 17-40 f/4L USM
40mm (64mm equiv.)
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