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Friday, October 17, 2014

The Reader's Lens, 2014

Photographer: Ed Matsuwaka, Lynnwood

Photo taken: Aug. 29, Evergreen State Fair, Monroe

Photographer's description: “I took my daughter to the fair to have one last blast of fun for the summer. The Yoyo is her favorite ride, as you can see. Shot with a Canon EOS 60D in shutter priority mode."

Expert says: "What a great captured moment showing the joy your daughter was having on this ride, Ed. I love that she is leaning back and you can see her face. The line of the chairs is really nice and the chosen depth of field cleans up the busy fair background and puts the focus on your daughter. Overall, a really nice frame. TIP: Try using a smaller aperture while using a slow shutter speed (maybe 1/60). It will blur out that background and show the motion of the ride but keep your daughter sharp because you are moving at the same speed that she is."

-- Katie G. Cotterill, Seattle Times photo staff

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