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Amateur Photographer

Accordionist - 39pts, Third place

Patrick Dodds, Surrey Nikon D50, 55-200mm, 1/400 sec at f/7.1, ISO 200 Patrick, a social worker at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital, has been using a DSLR for three years now after a 15-year break from photography. He says, ‘This accordionist at Kew had perfect skin tones and a striking face. I loved the way he looked straight down the camera lens.' Because the marquee behind him was quite bright, Patrick had to underexpose and brighten the raw file in Paint Shop Pro. Judges say 'This is a timeless image that is both artful and iconic at the same time.'

Accordionist - 39pts, Third place
Amateur Photographer, May 11, 2011