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Copyright: Alec Tempongko (alecnorman) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 10 W: 1 N: 84] (3289)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-02-25
Categories: Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-02-25 5:54
Viewed: 1909
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
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I took this photo yesterday in Makati during the 20th anniversary of the People Power revolution. There was a big rally in this area and while walking around I saw these young ladies from the police force in the first line of defense. I wanted to capture their emotions filled with sadness, fear, and anxiety praying that the day will end soon and peacefully.

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Excellent DOF, colors, sharpness and compo! Bravo!

  • Great 
  • Andys Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 118 W: 19 N: 72] (1119)
  • [2006-02-25 7:06]

Great capture, and credit to you for picking up on the emotions ( or lack of in some of the girls). What a superb composition here, great focus, nice lighting ( have you raised the levels in P.P ?).
Great shot. The girl on the far left of the shot just has "dont mess" written all over her expression, where as the girl second from the left is more of a contrast with a softer expression ( although she is probably more that capable of looking after herself too).

Great capture !! and theme.
The Blue in this capture, is excellent.

Very good image - such a contrast between the obvious beauty of the women & yet they look ready for trouble. Good colours, sharpness & DOF.

Well caught Alec. Top quality camera work. 3 staring straight ahead and the 4th d
looking down,I wonder what is going through her mind!

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  • BHo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 11 W: 0 N: 7] (201)
  • [2006-02-25 10:37]

Quite a powerful image you have captured here, Alec. The colours are bold and so are the women. Interesting photo.

Hi Alec,
Splendid light and colors, and a ver interresting subject.
Well seen.


  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-02-25 11:52]

Great photojournalistic picture! Beautiful composition and great sharpness! Very well done! Michel

Hi Alec,
Excellent photojournalism!
This is top of the news all over the world today... Very well done my friend!
Pablo -

Lady police in an antimanifestation troop! I don't think we have that by here! It change! So that's a surprise cause here we just have men. Manifestations are violent and strong!
But it's very nice to see... the contrast of colors the yellow detail of the low part!

I was thinking the same way ALec. but my wife was always bugging me to go staright home. Work is supended etc.. Lol. Worrying I guess. NIce photo. Well done!

Excellent sharpness, focus, and color brightness. The tense and nervous mood is obvious before having the clash with rallyist. Good for you that you're able to capture this very symbolic event.

Greetings from Laguna!

  • Saiz Gold Star Critiquer [C: 909 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-02-26 15:00]

Ready for the fight !!!
Photo reportage de très bonne qualitée …
Bravo Alec !!!
PTS demain

sir ito favorite ko....lupit.. very well done..... btw, am not sure but i think we were classmates in fort santiago FPPF.... sept 2004 --- kasabay natin si smokey manaloto right?

Wow, what a capture of these policewomen !
They are very determined.
The colours are beautiful.
Well done.

Hi Alec,
I think you did a fantastic job capturing the look in their eyes, and their thoughts. I can see determination, along with fear, anger, and wonder. Great colors, sharpness and clarity. Wonderfully framed also!
Thanks for sharing,

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