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Foot Traffic

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    The air was cool and a chill traveled up my bare legs as I took that step out the door. A pit was in my stomach, churning. I sauntered to the starting point, giving my GPS watch time to find a satellite.
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    I have my number - 14182. I have my shirt ... and luggage tag, magnet, pen, requisite goodies. I also have a coupon for a $1 drink at Parkview Field after the race tomorrow. Note to self:
Swikar Patel - The Journal Gazette
Kylie Eicholtz, 3, adds stickers to Artlinks's White to Bright Community Art Project Saturday afternoon at the Taste of the Arts Festival. The living room set, painted white, was decorated by the public who purchased sheets of colored stickers for 50 cents and placed them on any part of the white room, creating a splattered paint look.

Seeing Spots

Camera: NIKON D3S

Shutter: 1/400 s

Aperture: f/5.6

Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)

ISO: 250

Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire

Lens Focal Length: 17 mm

White Balance: Auto

Shooter's Comments:

This shot took some time. I think I went back to this room three times throughout the couple of hours I spent at the festival. The shot above is the one I wanted, but couldn't quite get it the first two times.

I really wanted to back up and use a long lens to compress the background more and include more of the space, but backing up just led to more chaos and people walking in front of me.

It was hard enough to wait for the background to clear out. I chose to shoot this a little over-exposed for a high key image and I had to move in close with a wide angle lens.

- Swikar Patel, Photojournalist