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Photo Details and Comments - IC5022 - Kids waving from back of school bus

Kids waving from back of school bus.
Kids waving from school bus window - Photo IC5022 Model Released - See more pictures with comments - See more education photos - See all photos - Purchase as stock photo

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Technical data: Photo taken with a handheld Nikon SLR film camera in manual exposure mode and Nikkor 35mm f2 lens using existing daylight. Approximate exposure 1/250 second at f5.6 - Fuji Sensia 100 color transparency film. No lens filters were used. Film was scanned using a Minolta Dimage series film scanner. Photo file was routinely optimized with Photoshop on a Mac.

Comments: While filming at a large middle school in Florida I happened upon a row of school buses loaded with kids. To build some enthusiasm I pointed to my camera and then to them and shook my head "no". In no time I had a small mob at the window begging for pictures. Quickly I snapped a few and ducked away before things got out of hand.

This shot was tough to meter. With the camera's built-in meter, in manual mode, I took spot readings of the children on the right and of the yellow paint and averaged them. I needed a good yellow but also legible faces. The original, uncropped image contained lots of bright sky above the bus so a "multipattern" exposure mode would have overcompensated and caused the faces to be underexposed.  HC

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