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Harry Potter and the Chinese against communism

Discussion in 'Photojournalism, Candids and Street Photography' started by PeterRH, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. PeterRH

    PeterRH Guest

    A couple of very wet hours in London yesterday. Met my daughter to take her into central London for lunch.

    Started off at Waterloo station and ran into this very bored looking chap:


    From there we went to Leicester Square and whilst getting drenched found ourselves at the set up for the Harry Potter world premier that would be shown later that evening:


    Then took my daughter shopping down Regent Street, and started to wonder if something sinister was about to happen when I saw these guys:


    But they were just providing escort to a large demonstration of the Chinese against the CCP:



    I'm getting to be a fan of carrying my camera around all the time...even when it is the D2x.

    All pics shot with 85 1.8 and f/2.8 and ISO 200 (horrid light so please excuse the poor contrast).
  2. tweber


    Feb 12, 2005
    St. Louis
    Thanks for sharing these shots, Peter.

    My daughter was at the opening to try to catch a glimpse of Harry, Dumbledoor, Hagrid and MacGonagle. Unfortunately, she said the crowd was huge.

    As a dad who's a lot farther away, it's nice to see shots of the area.

  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    those are really good images. Don't see much wrong with contrast here.
    Very interesting as well.

    Love the "bored" Gentleman :>)))))
  4. PeterRH

    PeterRH Guest

    Thanks Gale

    Thanks....and maybe the lighting/contrast had more to do with how I felt and remembered the day, because it was truly miserable for the kids who were camped out waiting for the stars to arrive for the Potter premiere.

    Here's a 100% crop from another image to give you some idea of what it was like:


    I felt sorry for them all, whilst my teenage daughter wanted to get in the line to wait!
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