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Challenge: The Arts (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Jan 13, 2013
Date Uploaded: Jan 13, 2013



[Jan. 19th, 2013 09:39:34 PM]

The arts... I have a daughter that paints, and I thought about doing something with that, but I didn't really have any ideas.

It really would be fun to try shooting a ballerina. There have been such wonderful shots on here with ballerinas.

So I called a mom in my book club and asked her if I could bribe her daughter to do a photo shoot with her daughter for about an hour. She figured that it might work. Her daughter agreed.

Awesome!!!

Then her daughter called back about 5 minutes later -- a friend of hers had the same outfit, how about two ballerinas?

Ummm.... ah.... I panic a little and say "sure!" As I'm thinking to myself: I have absolutely no idea what in the world I was going to do with one. What the heck would I do with two???

So went went out to the college and went to Wren hall -- and we just played! It really was a wonderful time.

This particular shot is part processing and part lighting. The lighting coming in was beautiful -- it lit the girl on the bench nicely, but not enough. I brought my new shoot through umbrella and a flash and set it up off to the side to aid the light a bit a have it wrap around a little bit farther. When looking at the scene, I liked that the ballerina in the doorway was silhouetted. When looking at the finished product, she was mostly silhouetted, but I didn't like it at all. I used the RAW processing, and then photoshop to adjust that so that there was more fill.

My goal this year is to learn about lighting, and so far that it the primary thing I'm learning. The dramatic lighting that I seem to think I want all has much more fill that I ever expected.

I was so incredibly pleased with this shot. It's so unlike anything I've done before. That's why I stick with this place. It continues to give me excuses to broaden my horizons in ways that would never occur to me. (obviously I need a better imagination, and then I wouldn't need DPC, but it's just easier this way. :)

Thanks for all the incredible comments and for the favs! It was exciting -- for about 4 days it was even in profile range. :)

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 73
Avg (all users): 7.5130
Avg (commenters): 8.1765
Avg (participants): 7.0833
Avg (non-participants): 7.7089
Views since voting: 2969
Views during voting: 289
Votes: 115
Comments: 51
Favorites: 10 (view)


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03/11/2013 09:54:03 AM
Excellent pespective!
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01/28/2013 01:07:47 PM
I didn't get around to commenting on this one while it was still on the front page. But this is perhaps my favorite image done by you for DPC Wendy, really nice work!
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01/26/2013 04:23:50 AM
Originally posted by frisca:

you know what I especially like about this image? It has an impressionist quality about it, without being obvious.

What do you mean? Mentioning Dégas was a blasphemy??
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01/23/2013 07:41:53 PM
The composition is admirable. Same for the tonality and mood. The best of the ballerina series.
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01/23/2013 04:31:40 AM
Wow, such a magical shot.
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01/22/2013 11:37:00 PM
My favorite image of yours...simply wonderful. And exactly what Frisca said.
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01/22/2013 07:45:49 PM
you know what I especially like about this image? It has an impressionist quality about it, without being obvious. It is beautiful -- the lighting, the composition, the processing -- I think they are all top notch!
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01/21/2013 10:19:06 PM
I thought this was a variation including a mirror somehow to create this image. It is just beautiful Wendy, glad to see you are not becoming bored here and still growing. Congratulations!
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01/21/2013 06:50:41 PM
SOOooo glad this got the Blue for you, Wendy! It's gorgeous and so perfect for the challenge.

Well... I mean if you can't get a ballerina as gorgeous and graceful as mine for this challenge, yours are really pretty! *grin*

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Well done, girl!

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01/21/2013 06:08:55 PM
Congratulations, Wendy. This is so beautiful. I didn't pick it for yours - you can still surprise me, even though I know you can do anything!
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01/21/2013 05:47:43 PM
Congrats on your blue ribbon, I knew this was a winner. Very lovely.
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01/21/2013 04:58:38 PM
Terrific shot, Wendy. Thanks for teaching us all a little about good lighting.
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01/21/2013 04:15:36 PM
A fantastic and lovely image.
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01/21/2013 01:38:53 PM
You continue to inspire and motivate as your portfolio grows with ribbons covering so many different types of photography. You do indeed have a gift.
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01/21/2013 12:34:43 PM
Gorgeous.. congrats on the deserved top placement!
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01/21/2013 11:04:11 AM
Beautiful work with the light both during the shoot and in processing - I really envy how you can bring forth your vision! And how cool is it that a 7.5 doesn't even break into your top row? :-)
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01/21/2013 09:33:56 AM
Congrats Wendy - so far your attempt at learning lighting techniques seems to be working well :) Beautiful image.
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01/21/2013 09:00:41 AM
FINE work, Wendy. I'll bet the girls want this one :) And their mothers, too! What a beautiful blue for you. Congratulations.
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01/21/2013 07:26:25 AM
Very nice.. well done!
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01/21/2013 07:15:25 AM
BEAUTIFUL YES ONLY TWO 10 RE THIS CHALLENGE AND I PICKED THIS ONE AS ONE OF THEM AND THE RED RIBBON AS WELL AWESOME BOTH IMAGES DIFFERENT BUT AWESOME XOX
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01/21/2013 06:46:37 AM
Didn't get round to vote but would've given this a 10. But it didn't need it. Congrats on the 24th blue.
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01/21/2013 05:28:38 AM
Congratulations,a winner all the way for me.
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01/21/2013 03:22:01 AM
Congrats on the Blue Wendy. Nicely done
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01/21/2013 03:13:22 AM
congrats on the blue Wendy very nice
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01/21/2013 02:36:38 AM
Deserved win for you, Wendy!
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01/21/2013 02:27:04 AM
Great image... very well deserved blue Wendy!
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01/21/2013 01:54:02 AM
Congrats Wendy :) Such beautiful light in this image, well deserved blue!
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01/21/2013 12:37:22 AM
wow... a Blue

congrats :)
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01/21/2013 12:16:32 AM
Beautiful work Wendy. Your work needs to be seen by more than just a DPC audience. You are an artist and should have this along with many others up in a gallery somewhere.
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01/21/2013 12:03:43 AM
It was always going to win Wendy, well done my girl, now your on top!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/20/2013 11:47:13 PM
I'm highly amused that this is reversed: I tried to read the plaque on the wall, and... Commenting only, this already has my high vote of the challenge.
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01/20/2013 11:37:56 PM
Stunning light and beautifully presented.
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01/20/2013 06:48:31 PM
well done, recreating the mood of Degas
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01/20/2013 02:47:28 PM
Delicate beauty.
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01/20/2013 10:06:58 AM
My favorite so far ,lovely stuff.Boost.
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01/18/2013 01:41:15 PM
Beautiful image.
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01/17/2013 08:39:47 PM
Lovely mood you've captured - very nicely done!
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01/17/2013 05:17:14 PM
Excellent. Really interesting shot. Well done.
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01/17/2013 04:38:26 PM
Top three. Great lighting. Great composition.
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01/17/2013 10:01:35 AM
The way you framed this shot is perfect. It's a top ten image for sure.
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01/15/2013 10:56:35 AM
Fantastic capture. The use of light streaming in while keeping good exposure on the models is perfect.
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01/15/2013 10:55:42 AM
Beautiful composition
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01/15/2013 03:07:43 AM
Very well photographed, the artf orm is obvious. Kinda awkward pose of the girl at right. Nevertheless one of my top picks.
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01/15/2013 12:33:15 AM
Lovely tones, I especially love how you framed the girl in the door, and the blown out bits work in your favour, blue ribbon material.
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01/14/2013 09:38:02 PM
Top 3
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01/14/2013 07:15:51 PM
One to do well, I'm sure :)
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01/14/2013 07:04:29 PM
Not just a depiction of the arts, but a beautiful work of art. Stand alone top pick. 10
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01/14/2013 10:20:33 AM
Beautiful, my favorite of the group and my only 10
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01/14/2013 02:50:38 AM
WOW!! Degas has come to life! 10
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01/14/2013 01:25:17 AM
What a beautiful image. The lighting is perfect.
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01/14/2013 12:05:06 AM
Wow! Gorgeous!



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