Brandon Montgomery  

The Calm and Rowdy by Brandon Montgomery

September 2021 - The Calm and Rowdy

About the Image(s)

I took this photo during a protest earlier this year. I photographed the two subjects in this photo during a street confrontation in which the protester with the speaker horn was being filmed by a counter protester. This did cause the protester with the speaker horn to scream at the counter protester in what was a very strong reaction. I took the photo while it was occurring. One thing to note is that when you look at the phone screen you can see the protester with the speaker horn while you can see the counter protester in the reflection of the other protestors sunglasses. Not much was done with editing as I mostly left the photo as is.

Sony A7r3, ISO 400, 24mm, f/3.2, 1/125 of a second.

4 comments posted

Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Action, camera! You caught it. I am wondering what the black guy is thinking. Which side is he on. What was the protest all about? Suggest boosting you ISO to around 1600. That Sony A7 sould be able to handle that.   Posted: 09/06/2021 16:49:43
Brandon Montgomery   Brandon Montgomery
Thank you Chuck! I was in the right location for the right moment. I believe the black guy was on the side of the guy with the megaphone. This protest was about the results of the 2020 election.   Posted: 09/12/2021 11:33:46
Chuck Carstensen   Chuck Carstensen
Got it, you did capture his emotion. I feel he is wondering what he can say that would change the opposition.
  Posted: 09/12/2021 12:29:34

Lou McLove   Lou McLove
Great image, tells a story although the details of story are not all that evident. I think the interaction is great, I think the black guy really makes this image, he draws me in. Well done.   Posted: 09/17/2021 16:18:04


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