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Dreaming of Flight
Dreaming of Flight
Malokata


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Off-Centered Subject (Classic Editing)
Camera: Olympus C-700UZ
Location: Downtown Fayetteville
Date: Jun 11, 2003
Aperture: 2.8
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Performance, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Jun 11, 2003

Much thanks to Gizelle for traipsing around with me until we found a good setting for this shot. Post-processing: played with hues/saturation, adjusted highlight/midtone/shadows, converted to greyscale, tweaked contrast, added border.

The print of this has a little diffuse glow added to it, which gives the shot more of a dreamlike quality that I really like. Unfortunately, this was not DPC legal.

P.S. - The size restriction is killing me.

Statistics
Place: 6 out of 138
Avg (all users): 7.0472
Avg (commenters): 8.2174
Avg (participants): 7.0114
Avg (non-participants): 7.1282
Views since voting: 2605
Votes: 127
Comments: 28
Favorites: 7 (view)


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06/28/2003 02:38:27 PM
Yanik -

Thank you for your critique, it was a nice surprise to come back to my picture and find it. And, while I'm at it, thanks to all of those who left comments during the challenge - your input is much appreciated.

Martin
06/26/2003 11:43:27 AM
Greetings from the CC!

Another great shot by a great photographer!

LIGHTING: good use of levels. I don't see over-ex areas and the shadows are rich.

FOCUS: the bg is OK but the dancer is slightly blured... nothing major though. I would've loved her either crisp or even more blured to give to give a true sensation of movement.

COMPOSITION: Beautiful! The BG works well here, the curves gives fluidity and grace that enhance the dancer's movements. even the lines in the dancer's top reenforce the curves in the BG. The choice of black clothing also contrasts well with the BG.

All in all a great shot! Keep it up!

Yanik
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/22/2003 08:33:51 PM
this is great, love the stopped motion !
a 10 for me :)
06/22/2003 08:29:58 PM
Well done. Good example of the challenge. 8 Morgan
06/21/2003 06:44:42 PM
Very nice capture! The curving lines really accentuate the lines of the dancer. Well done.
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06/21/2003 08:46:57 AM
Nice composition - the rings of stone and the girl's figure crossing into them as she atempts flight - good use of off center - conveys action and potential.
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06/21/2003 06:58:22 AM
Good composition, great shadow, I'll make this one my favorite
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06/20/2003 03:45:51 PM
wonderful shot. One that make su wonder about the "story behind it 8
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06/19/2003 09:36:34 PM
it seems a tad out of focus, but beautiful composition, I love the leading lines, and your models graceful pose!
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06/19/2003 03:33:27 PM
Nice picture, beautiful curves. You captured the jump just right, and I like the shadow. I wish the face of the girl were a bit clearer. ~8
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06/19/2003 12:26:59 PM
I really like the way the steps curve around this shot and how you have captured your subject in mid jump.
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06/19/2003 01:08:00 AM
Looks over exposed and a little blurry. Nice idea however and fits the challenge well.
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06/18/2003 06:37:49 PM
She looks so graceful. Very nice photo. It could be excellent with a little more sharpness, nevertheless still very good.
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06/18/2003 05:25:33 PM
Great shot! Could be a tad more in focus. But on the other hand... maybe not ;)
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06/18/2003 04:16:51 PM
lovely. The concentric circles focus on the shadow and the girl - graceful feeling.

I gave this an 8 originally. But its been playing on my mind for a day or so, so I figure that makes it worth a 10
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06/18/2003 12:10:17 PM
Outstanding composition and timing - 9
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06/17/2003 09:33:33 PM
Great capture! I lke the way you caught her in the air & the curves really make it even more elegant...very nice...
JB
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06/17/2003 07:44:55 PM
Nice composition, nice movement, I like this a lot.
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06/17/2003 07:39:47 AM
Nicely composed. A little soft for me - would like to have seen the flier in sharper focus.
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06/16/2003 06:24:24 PM
Neat shot.
06/16/2003 05:59:06 PM
lovely. well-cropped.
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06/16/2003 03:39:33 PM
Beautiful! Just beautiful... I love the composition, fits the challenge perfectly. My favorite shot in the whole challenge. My only comment is that the girl seems just a little soft-focused, probably because she is moving.
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06/16/2003 02:32:21 PM
Great composition and excellent timing. Would like a slightly sharper focus on her though.
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06/16/2003 01:17:39 PM
Wonderful! My only gripe would be that she seems to blend in a little too well with the background. It would have been cool to see her with a white outfit, or something else that would have provided more contrast with the surroundings. - 8
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06/16/2003 05:10:47 AM
great shot. love the lines and the choice of black and white.
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06/16/2003 01:33:23 AM
You got my vote! Ten!
06/16/2003 01:18:17 AM
Beautiful shot of body in motion. The shadow is nice. I like the pattern of the circular landscape and how the body aligns. Good job 10
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06/16/2003 12:10:17 AM
I like the black and white, but you could have zoomed in more on the subject and at the same time still have kept it off center. 8
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