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Maida O By going black and white, this photo takes on a timeless feel. Including the buildings in the background gives you some context as to where it was taken. Placing her on the left of the frame allows her line of sight to move through the image.

Maida O'Donnell submitted this image taken with a Nikon D40, with an exposure of 1/2500sec at f/4.5, ISO 200. She did a nice job exposing for her face, despite it being turned away from the light. Profiles are often overlooked but are a wonderful way to capture someone. The shadow adds to the image.  By going black and white, this photo takes on a timeless feel. Including the buildings in the background gives you some context as to where it was taken. Placing her on the left of the frame allows her line of sight to move through the image. The tide, the shadow and the subject create a nice visual triangle. Too bad the tide didn’t hit the edge of the frame a little lower on the right side.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets four stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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