Brandon Montgomery  

The messengers by Brandon Montgomery

November 2020 - The messengers

About the Image(s)

I took this photo during one of the reopen California protests. I've come to see that these protests attract a wide variety of groups each with their own special interests. I noticed this group walking through the crowd and I got in front to get a few photos. I did some adjustments in Lightroom and I converted the image to black and white while also using the Tungsten effect. Sony A7riii, ISO 400, 24mm, F/16, 1/160 sec

10 comments posted

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Wow, this is really great street photography. It is sharp and well-composed. You might consider lightening up the faces of the group of group of three sign-holders.   Posted: 11/02/2020 23:29:38
Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
Thank you Stephen. This will get some slightly more editing, which will involve the lighting of the shot.   Posted: 11/08/2020 11:29:54

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
This one is street photography at it best. Exposure good, sharpness and composition are great. For help, suggest some judicious dodging on the right to bring out the detail of the people.   Posted: 11/07/2020 14:40:27
Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
Thank you Chuck. Thanks for the tip, this one involved some moving around.   Posted: 11/08/2020 11:31:08

Marianne Barnhardt   Marianne Barnhardt
I agree with Chuck and Stephen. Wonderful capture! I knew it was a Sony. Something about the mirrorless that makes the crisp feeling that goes along with street photography! Very cool.   Posted: 11/07/2020 20:02:49
Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
Thank you Marianne!   Posted: 11/08/2020 11:31:28

Albert Lee   Albert Lee
I love street photography and this shot has it all...good job   Posted: 11/08/2020 16:14:07
Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
Thank you Albert!   Posted: 11/24/2020 08:29:40

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Great image. I agree with the positive comments made by the others. I think it really tells a story of the times. I think that lightening the shadows in the lower right may be helpful. I think that it is great that you got out there and recorded the scene.   Posted: 11/08/2020 17:44:26
Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
Thank you Lou!   Posted: 11/24/2020 08:30:04


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