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Title: Ted
Camera: D800
Capture date: 10/11/12
Image file type: RAW (14 bit)
Lens: Nikon 28-70mm F/2.8D ED Lens
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal length: 28mm
Shutter speed: 1/80s
Shooting mode: Manual
Exposure comp.: –
ISO: 2000
White balance: Auto
Flash: No
Cropped?: Some
RAW converter: Lightroom 4

Ted

Another fun shot from Loughborough Fair.

I went out with a photographer friend of mine (Roger), who's also my boss, to shoot the fair on Thursday last week. Roger spotted the teddy bears hanging on one of the stalls and immediately saw the potential for a great shot. If only you could get someone naturally interacting with the bear.

We waited for a while but even with all the crowds nothing really presented itself that night.

When I returned on the Saturday I was mindful of our conversation and I waited around the bears for a while. I did get a few shots with people underneath but nothing that was any good.

As I was leaving I was taking one last shot of the bear when the guy underneath did a little jig. Quickly I took the shot: It wasn't quite what we had been after but it did at least make for a more interesting photo, I think, especially with the guy on the left looking over.

More than anything I was just happy to get something, as by this point I had ran out of time and was making my way home.