Joe Norcott  

Untitled by Joe Norcott

January 2022 - Untitled

About the Image(s)

I visited Philadelphia for the July 4th Holiday in 2019. I had a location on the street edge to the parade. A group that was part of the parade with families stopped the parade and started protesting. Here is a photo of the protest and arrest by police so the parade would continue moving. Liked that the kids preferred to play with their bubble making toys. Made it black and white like it could have appeared as a journalistic photo in the newspaper. I had to take a photo quickly and stay clear of the police.
ISO 200, f8, 1/250 sec. 40 mm

6 comments posted

Glenn Rudd   Glenn Rudd
You accomplished your goal. Looks like a newspaper street photo. Nicely done.   Posted: 01/11/2022 08:05:46

Peter Elliston   Peter Elliston
This is great street shot with lots of stories going on it including the arrest of one of the protestors. Inevitably this is a 'busy' I'm age with lots going on but that is what was happening. Your have caught a moment very well here and did well to turn it mono. I think it needs a title though and 'Protest' would do it.   Posted: 01/11/2022 11:28:25
Joe Norcott   Joe Norcott
July 4th 2019 Philadelphia Parade Protesting and Arrests There are others being arrested. Woman to far left and others in-between police.   Posted: 01/11/2022 12:33:55

Sheldon Wecker   Sheldon Wecker
Its hard to suggest changes for this photo. You clearly captured the scene before you. The only edit I would consider is a small crop from right and left to keep more focus on the father and kids in the bike. Any changes other than that would require moving to a different vantage point, or zooming in on some of the other action but given need to stay clear of the police, that probably wasn't an option.   Posted: 01/16/2022 09:33:02

John Hackett   John Hackett
A well caught moment within the mayhem. Monochrome is always the best choice for me with news type pictures, it eliminates the trivial.   Posted: 01/19/2022 04:24:18

Joe Kennedy   Joe Kennedy
Joe, what's not to like? It's newsworthy, it tells the story, and you captured the moment of interest. It's all about the chaos. Then you cap it off by going mono! Definitely photojournalistic!   Posted: 01/19/2022 15:49:13


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