… Who is Leon? I would love to know who Leon is. You are teasing us too much. I just wish I knew a little bit more about this .
… Is he a musician? He has some sort of a fancy top on, author please put me out of my misery and tell me at the end who Leon is
… However, it is a great candid view, , simple but effective, he is looking into the space in front of him here, has glints in his eye , but look at all this sheen across, , a dancer or something? at a concert?
… it is obviously quite contrasty , obviously quite bright in some areas but I can see lots of rim lighting so that is doing well itself
… exposure – I can see it was a very challenging evening but I think that the high key sweat is excellent, sharpness obviously very very sharp
… I’ll hold that one back
At the end of the judging of Division 1, the judge reviewed the held back images and made these comments.
Extract from the judge’s summary
… for bragging rights , Leon also gets 10 and for me is the best picture in Division 1
… it is very appealing and I could see this on some sort of coffee table book of rock and roll stars
… the look and the expression he has, everything about it screams professional photography
I really enjoyed this overall
There were 20 images in this projected digital round in Division 1 and ‘Léon‘ scored 10.
The original image
My camera was set up to record both RAW and mono JPG images on separate cards. I was shooting from the dance floor both dancing, singing and avoiding the others surrounding me.
The image was shot at ISO3200, 105 mm f/4.5 and 1/200 sec. I had originally planned to use my nifty 50 f/1.8 STM but I had to revert to my 24-105 f/1.4L lens as I was often shooting well back from the low stage.
I used the out of camera mono image, cropped it and then adjusted slightly the contrast, clarity and dehaze in Lightroom; and finally cloned out the bright spots using PhotoShop.
These are some of my other images from the Flyrights at Nidd Hall in February.
The Flyrights in Yorkshire – when available