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Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24.0-70.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Dec 2011 - 5:20 PM
Focal Length:32mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/2.8
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Flying
Username:DT01 DT01
Uploaded:7 Jan 2012 - 4:24 PM
Tags:Ballerina, Ballet dancer, Black & white, Dance, Dance photography, Dancer, Portraits / people, Sports / action
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tynetoons
tynetoons  4 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2012 - 4:27 PM

Don't know much about ballet... But this looks like a perfect capture to me. Great timing and love the mono effect.

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reaper4252
7 Jan 2012 - 4:29 PM

Excellent job
Great shape and height.....one very fit lady ! ! !
Probably difficult in the circumstances but I would prefer a more plane background
The bars are a bit distracting but at the end of the day they are part and parcel of a dance studio

Last Modified By reaper4252 at 7 Jan 2012 - 4:30 PM

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DT01
DT01  569 forum posts
7 Jan 2012 - 4:37 PM

thanks guys! It does help to have an outstanding performer to work with and I agree about the background, it was the least cluttered part of the studio!
I have plans to do something in a large studio with a cove in the not too distant future.

Cheers

Drew

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2012 - 4:40 PM

Just to prove that we are all different, I love the background as it puts the image in context. This is a new take on the idea of an in flight shot, and all the better for that.

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Xpectphotography

Great capture.

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213hardy
213hardy e2 Member 6546 forum posts213hardy vcard England
7 Jan 2012 - 4:44 PM

Great Capture, Excellent timing.

Den

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DT01
DT01  569 forum posts
7 Jan 2012 - 4:45 PM

Thank you!

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User_Removed
7 Jan 2012 - 5:25 PM


Quote: Don't know much about ballet... But this looks like a perfect capture to me. Great timing and love the mono effect.

My thoughts exactly Derek.

Hi Drew,
I also haven't a clue about ballet apart from watching it from time but the composition here is spot on in my opinion and look at the foot positioning and perfect pose. Lovely shot and the mono really makes it stand out.

Great work I reckon.

Steinbeck. Wink

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
7 Jan 2012 - 6:48 PM

All the tension in those muscles! Great action capture. Moira

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DT01
DT01  569 forum posts
7 Jan 2012 - 8:31 PM

Thanks Laurel and Moira,

I guess I should perhaps spill the beans....she has been a professional ballet dancer for 15 years and dances for a well known company.

Like many of her peers, she is extremely skilled and a perfectionist. You can appreciate that this helps!

Thanks again for the comments.

Drew

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User_Removed
7 Jan 2012 - 8:59 PM

Hey Drew, you wasn't kidding me. You can tell by the concentration, accurate and perfect pose that she is a well established dancer.

But the timing of the shot s down to the photographer................so a combination of the two results in a winning shot.

Steinbeck.

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Eastlands e2 Member 3649 forum postsEastlands vcard Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2012 - 9:07 PM

Where do you begin, great in mono, great captrue of the energy and movement of the dancer, set in the right context, superb expression captured at that decisive moment, well done, deserveably receives one of my Guest Editor Awards, John.

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DT01  569 forum posts
7 Jan 2012 - 9:10 PM

well thanks again John and many thanks for the award! She likes it too so that's also very satisfying and has motivated to go further down this route!

Drew

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DT01  569 forum posts
7 Jan 2012 - 9:11 PM


Quote: so a combination of the two results in a winning shot.

thanks again!

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DT01  569 forum posts
7 Jan 2012 - 10:17 PM

I'm flattered Laurel! I should spill some more beans then....

The rehearsal studio had some large windows but the day was overcast and it was late, so I started with a couple of studio heads and softboxes. This wasn't giving us anything like the feel that we wanted, they looked too 'studio' when in fact we wanted something a bit more 'authentic' so the heads were packed away. The ceiling was between 20 and 30 feet high, (probably near to 30) with panels and diffused flourescent lights, and the window light was fading. The shots were going to be mono's right from the start. I went from 1600 ISO up to 3200 but didn't want to go beyond that, so when the window light really went, I got one of the heads back out with a big, undifused octabox and fired it at the ceiling. This gave me ISO 200 and 250th at f2.8 and the soft downlight you see in the shot. The window was open again!

I'm glad you're liking it!

Cheers

Drew

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RRT
RRT  5 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2012 - 11:50 PM

Great capture, well done Ray

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 3:56 AM

Superbly captured. Wonderful concentration and style in her pose...............Sandy

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Lynamick
Lynamick  12 United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jan 2012 - 1:15 PM

Good capture.
Michael

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