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Amateur Photographer

Lee Jeffries, Lancashire

Man's face - 44pts, Second place Nikon D3, 14-24mm, 1/250sec at f/2.8 It was a hot day in Los Angeles and a blue sky gave way to incoming clouds. Lee was sitting on a curb with a soft drink, ‘trying to relieve some of the tiredness that had crept up on me during a day of talking to, helping and shooting the homeless population in the area. Just as I was about to call it a day, I heard steps behind me. I shuffled around, camera still in my hands, and looked up.’ Lee slightly underexposed to maintain some detail in the sky, but still have the exposure needed for the man’s face . Judges say 'We’re running out of adjectives to describe Lee’s work. How about breathtaking? We love the way the elements seem to be pulled into the light in the sky behind him.'

Lee Jeffries, Lancashire
Amateur Photographer, May 17, 2011