Photo a Day: 3/Girl watching meeting

Day 3: I took about 400 photographs today in preparation of today's photo of the day, but this one was just a reflex. I was covering a pre-protest meeting (Occupy Portland) for Think Out Loud. A woman showed up with her two daughters and one of them, pictured, just say down and began to listen. You can see the outline of the mother and the other girl behind her. The things that stick out to me about this photograph are the sheer luck it required (it was taken handheld at a third of a second), how colorful the girl is, and the fact that she's totally stationary while everyone around her is moving. It required only minor post-processing. I reduced the exposure of the whole image and dodged the parts in the upper right. I'm sure this will stand out as one of my favorites.