Camera: NIKON D2Hs
Shutter: 1/80 s
Exposure Setting: Manual (Pattern Metering)
Strobe Flash: Did Not Fire
Lens Focal Length: 420 mm (cropped to 600 mm by the D2Hs)
White Balance: Auto
For the speech by Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, I was perched on a riser at the other end of the Coliseum floor. I had a 300mm lens with a 1.4 extender attached, mounted on a tripod.
I knew when the students would be presenting Suu Kyi with flowers, but I didn't know if they would be on stage with her. I captured a nice moment with Suu Kyi and Julie Mano. It's a litte soft because of the extender and high ISO, but it is still the best photo I took of the event.
- Samuel Hoffman, Photojournalist