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Belly Belly

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Challenge: Free Study 2007-03 (Advanced Editing V)
Collection: DPC Entries
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Date: Mar 31, 2007
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Date Uploaded: Mar 31, 2007

promo shot for local belly dance troupe "belly belly." we got incredibly lucky with lighting...this was shot around 7:30pm

i'm not sure how well this will play here. we'll have to see.

Place: 426 out of 561
Avg (all users): 5.1765
Avg (commenters): 5.7500
Avg (participants): 5.1909
Avg (non-participants): 5.1395
Views since voting: 801
Views during voting: 251
Votes: 153
Comments: 8
Favorites: 0

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05/15/2007 06:37:10 PM
Initial reaction was great light, great poses. Nice shot imo and i like how each are holding their own pose, bg is interesting too.
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05/15/2007 04:29:06 PM
The lighting certainly is gorgeous. Love the colors that the women have on their clothing. But without reading your description, I would have thought you were a passer-by taking a snapshot. Not all the women are focused in the direction of the photographer (you) and their poses are not coordinated well. These reasons, plus the busy background, are what prompted this reaction.
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05/15/2007 04:16:23 PM
For all their bright clothing, they blend into the background a little bit. This might look much better at poster size. As it is, I feel I'm missing too much detail. I did give it a 6, though, because I thought it was an interesting subject and I liked the lighting.
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05/15/2007 04:05:08 PM
A sense of fun and independence. Each of the ladies seems to be doing her own thing, yet they're part of the whole. The warm light adds a sense of, well, warmth! For strictly DPC purposes, you should of course have brought a freakin' huge backdrop with you, but I'm assuming since it's a local troupe that having recognizable city structures as the backdrop suits this well. I kinda like real backgrounds!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/05/2007 09:04:37 PM
You don't come across this every day, what fun!
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04/05/2007 05:49:07 PM
Nicely composed
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04/02/2007 07:52:06 PM
good colors, subjects could have been closer...
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04/01/2007 12:30:51 PM
Right then, joke's on me as I now have to plough through 564 images and bump them all (yes, all of them) up. There'll be a third run through for fine tuning.
Damn, you've been copying my dreams. It's not every day you get a chance to take a shot like this, so it's a well captured opportunity. I think the picture might have been improved by the girls working more together for it, and/or some girl(s) or textile in the near foreground. Still, great shot to catch. 6
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