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A  Light  Step  High Up In The Clouds
A Light Step High Up In The Clouds
Coley


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Bubbles (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: BK Studios Bradford, Ontario
Date: Sep 18, 2005
Aperture: f 10
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/400sec
Galleries: Humorous, Studio
Date Uploaded: Sep 18, 2005

Both of my daughters study the ballet. This year they will be dancing with point shoes. This was a very difficult shot to obtain. My youngest daughter sat up in the rafters of our trellis,while the oldest daughter floated bubbles by her hanging feet. I simply waited for the right bubble to happen by and shot it at an angle that would make it appear that both bubble and shoes are very high in the sky. The difficulty with the shot was waiting for the right bubble to float to the correct location near the hanging shoes. We got lucky ...

I like this shot, hope it does well

Coley

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 240
Avg (all users): 7.0248
Avg (commenters): 8.2813
Avg (participants): 6.8529
Avg (non-participants): 7.1041
Views since voting: 4270
Views during voting: 591
Votes: 323
Comments: 41
Favorites: 14 (view)


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11/20/2005 01:46:03 PM
could be a winner in the cheaters challenge ;}
the flat tips to the shoes really make the illusion.

nice work.
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10/21/2005 11:08:22 AM
i love the photo,i think it should have won.you know what i don't understand? all the comments you got were great,right? there wasn't one person to say that they hate the photo.yet,you have a 1 vote,five 2 votes and so on.if someone really hated the photo that much,could't they elaborate? i see great photos all the time with votes of 1 and 2.u think people are just trying to win by voting 1 for everyone?hmmm.
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09/29/2005 05:33:04 PM
this was my number one

well done
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09/29/2005 01:38:35 AM
I'm so glad to know how you did that. What a wonderful photo. I gave it one of my highest scores and I'm glad others agreed. Good one.
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09/29/2005 12:24:03 AM
Congratulations, Cole, on a beautiful picture and a great placement. This really is a fine entry for bubbles.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/27/2005 11:43:07 PM
Very well done. One of the best.
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09/27/2005 11:27:37 PM
Great idea & execution! This made me smile.
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09/27/2005 07:51:08 PM
Appealing image..great color and composition.
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09/27/2005 01:11:54 PM
very kool
i can only imagine how you did this
maybe if you crop it for less sky i could focus on the balareena not clouds
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09/27/2005 10:46:27 AM
Enspiring.
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09/27/2005 12:34:24 AM
cool..!! 10
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09/26/2005 10:24:18 PM
Stepping lightly, huh? This would have been even more effective as a portrait orientation, imho, but it's very impressive as it is.
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09/26/2005 08:51:06 PM
Oh my -- the focus is crisp and clear the colors are vivid and the bubble well...it's a bit mis-shaped, but bubbles have a life of their own and don't pose well for the camera (lol). Great creativity and think it is a lovely shot. Nice Job --7--
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09/25/2005 09:46:48 PM
Very interested in finding out how managed to get this without it popping. I like the idea behind the image, love the composition. Lighting is great. I wish the focus was a bit sharper on the bubble as it is wonderfully sharp on the shoes. Since the bubble is such a HUGE part of this image, the softer focus is fairly distracting. Not sure if you used a polarizer or not, but the blue of the sky looks like it could use just a smidge of depth and create a bit more contrast to the pink/peach of the shoes. Over all though its a wonderfully creative image. I gave a 6.
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09/25/2005 09:33:08 PM
Wow, how many shots did it take to get this one right. Great job.
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09/25/2005 10:40:40 AM
Gorgeous! I used to play ballet when I was a little girl, thank you for bringing back my memories :) I love the picture too, by the way
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09/25/2005 09:00:34 AM
one of my 3 favorites in the challenge. you certainly captured the light airy feeling of a ballerina's dance. I assume this is upside down?
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09/24/2005 03:42:28 PM
Great imagination. Fantasy and all that!
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09/23/2005 10:14:11 PM
A tnique take on this challenge. 8
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09/23/2005 09:30:13 PM
one of the best bubbles in the comp. Nice composition and clarity
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09/23/2005 03:52:45 PM
This has to be number ONE. It is perfect......the pink slippers ,the blue sky and of course the bubble
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09/23/2005 01:59:07 PM
good timing
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09/23/2005 11:53:34 AM
Amazing how you did this.
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09/23/2005 10:49:01 AM
Wow!good idea!:)
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09/22/2005 10:29:35 PM
Very creative. I hope you do well.
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09/22/2005 10:16:28 PM
Cool interpretation... good job... I like the blue contrast with the feet/legs...and I get the feeling that the ballerina is on the bubble... WTG
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09/22/2005 07:56:11 PM
Wow...looks like we have a winner here.
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09/22/2005 07:04:05 PM
hmm looks familar, does she ever just walk on the ground ?
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09/22/2005 12:05:18 PM
How in the heck? :-) Very creative idea, and it works well in this challenge. Great work!
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09/22/2005 09:53:45 AM
Clever idea and well executed. Congratulations!!
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09/22/2005 09:25:51 AM
we have a winner! .... nice illusion. 9 for everything!!! ... just a slight bit corny! 9.
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09/22/2005 09:16:49 AM
Points for a good concept, the message is really clear in this.
"Dances lighter then air"
I think if you moved it over and broke the space up a little more assymetrical, it would be even strogner IMHO
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09/22/2005 12:10:46 AM
10
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09/21/2005 11:11:59 PM
wow. interesting
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09/21/2005 08:49:05 PM
Very creative and well done.
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09/21/2005 06:41:54 PM
Very creative! Must have had a lot of patience to get this one as well.
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09/21/2005 05:01:15 PM
This is awesome!
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09/21/2005 12:53:25 PM
how the hell did you take this photograph??
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09/21/2005 11:38:10 AM
Well I have to say that this is a rather unusual and interesting shot. With just the view of the ballet dancer's shoes appearing to be balanced upon this delicate bubble it instantly invokes the idea of the dancer having to ber dainty and delicate as the bubble -otherwise it would pop.

I have been trying to figure out how you managed this capture and the closest I could figure is that you had your model dangle her feet over a deck and then had to try, try, and try again to get the bubble perfectly positioned for the shot. Persistence paid off.

The only critique I have is that the photo may have been stronger if you could have captured more fluffy white clouds surrounding/framing the dancer's feet so that we have an stronger connection to the phrase "dancing on cloud nine". But I know that Mother Nature is not an easy model to work with:-)
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09/21/2005 11:17:05 AM
really great concept, I like the lighting, just a little dark on the right side for me. Excellent shot though 8 for now
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09/21/2005 09:10:37 AM
Don't know how you pulled this off but pretty unique idea.
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