There comes a time in everyone's life when the BIG questions assert themselves - what shall I wear for my first date? Who shall I date? What kind of car do I want? Can I really afford that house? Can we afford that holiday and that house and that car? ...and how big is the Universe and (wtf) is it all about anyway?............and sometimes we simply ask - what am i doing here...right now ......in the rain and cold with all these people leaping about as if they've seen the promised land when all there is on stage is a group of middle aged guys pretending to be people they're not who were doing this before I was even born?
Or perhaps.....alternatively........amidst the euphoria here is one for whom the slow dawn of enlightenment is in progress - standing out from the illusory intoxication of the crowd - his achievement of stillness in the mosh pit is a testament to the infinitesimable variety of the human spirit ..........faces in a crowd - there's always one...always one that you can pick out for doing something different.......check out the guy pulling his nose off for instance................
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ben4321 (9875) 2007-07-03 1:30
Whether it's a result of clever post-processing or luck with the light, I really like how the light on his face makes hime stand out from the surrounding darkness. It is a dark image, with the high contrast making the areas of hair, clothing and raised arms degenerate into a sea of featureless blackness. I rather like the effect.
Good work Kev.
dragonslayero (3116) 2007-07-03 2:01
First I want to compliment you on an excellent note, I guess we all have those questions... right now I have a big one myself so it only proves that it affects everyone.
The moment you have captured here looks just great, a face in the crowd, maybe one in a million but everyone is different and this photo gives a great impression of that.
I really like how you have enlightened the center of the photo and thus putting the viewers attention right in the middle and thus giving him the full impression of the scene.
Thank you for sharing.
pgorod (1019) 2007-07-03 2:37
excellent effect of pulling a face from the crowd, not only with light, but also with the sharpness that is only found on his face - perhaps because he was more motionless that the others.
I enjoyed reading your note, very good...
luisafonso (862) 2007-07-03 2:48
Clever scene Kev. It's all about light and focus choices. There isn't much to comment here as the photo is self explanatory - and your note even more... - so I will just mark my passage here saying that I like this one very much.
Furachan (0) 2007-07-03 4:15
This is tricky and once again you have awakened by critical faculties, my retentious, rusty intelect, and my exiles loneliness that makes me want to chat to any bugger with a halfway intriguing picture ;o)
Seriously yes, it works but...only just, Kev. You've got two ladies in the right bottom pocket with almost equaly strong framatic presence, and that takes away from your star. Then I ask myself - why color, eh? And yu will say, well the chappie's wearing RED so what chice do I have? I would argue that a crefully burned and honed BW would have made damn sure he was the star and no one else.
STill a compelling shot with a superb meditation thrown in on the side. Who's complaining?
vapours (8264) 2007-07-03 4:25
A great crowd shot Kev, full of some great faces and looks from the crowd. We can almost sense what the boy in the middle is going through as he is squashed in a like a sardine can. Considering the terrible photography conditions, you did quite well.
MiguelP (14466) 2007-07-03 13:25
Fantastic note Kev, related to a not less interesting photo... What about the light here? Itīs almost only him under it. But I also like the passion of the people around him. I always like to photograph solitude, and this photo portraits what could be a second of loneliness, the most absurd one: When you are among thousand of people.
Miguel (studing the all political situation of all Africa in a week. Amazing, isn it?)
Angelillo (9368) 2007-07-03 13:39
Really well seen this moment, the note and the perfect sharpen over the guy are very according with the titre. It's fantastic the expression on his face, and the light is superb. The multitude, the passion... and the lonely (for a moment, I hope). Thanks.
rigoletto (32754) 2007-07-04 8:58
I like how the colors glare in front of that blackness. Nice crop out of this concert audience. I also like the different expressions on the faces. TFS,
flory (4848) 2007-07-16 23:13
most of these questions don't catch the answers maybe in time and after we forget about them;)the human spirit is incomprehensible,but this is the charming;)for me,like a beginner,don't want to juggle about technically,really appreciated the result,that face in the crowd..hm
and Happy Birthday!!
eleparc (24063) 2007-07-17 1:46
excellent note and i love the way you captured this boy in the light while the others are in a darker area. He does strike out from the crowd!
Congrats:-) and happy Birthday!
AnaFrantz (636) 2007-07-23 3:02
Yes that's right. There is a time, that we start asking the ultimate questions, there is a time to feel complitaly lost- Acctually lost like the eyes of this boy in the midle. It's just mazes me how you catched such a eye, in such a happy and content crowd.
I guess we all differe from each others and fulfillment is something mystic.
His eyes Kevin, his eyes...God know what his eyes were holding at that moment.