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I was reading an article about lighting and it came into my head to see what would happen if I took a shot by torchlight. I set my camera to Macro then, holding a small torch in one hand and the camera in the other, I took a few shots at different angles. After slight cropping, they came out better than I hoped so I have uploaded this one for you to see.

Thanks again to everyone who voted and commented on my Pearly King and Queen!

Camera:Hitachi HDC-651E
Lens:macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Ballerina in the Spotlight
Username:gingerdelight gingerdelight
Uploaded:20 Aug 2009 - 3:23 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flash / lighting, Flowers & plants
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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2009 - 3:28 PM

Well done Carol, a superb image, love the shadows.
Roy

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 3:33 PM

Fabulous image,great presentation and colour.
Martin

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PaulinAus
PaulinAus  5 Australia
20 Aug 2009 - 3:39 PM

Very clever, nice result.
Paul

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martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 3:42 PM

This is a very pretty image Carol...beautifully captured.

Martin.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 3:52 PM

Love the shadows you have created - a lovely image.
Joan.

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Imagephotographics

Beautiful and nicley lit !

Chris

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
20 Aug 2009 - 4:05 PM

Lovely image Carol.
Cheers
Alan

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 4:09 PM

An enterprising image, beautifully composed and nicely presented.
Bill

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VICTORHABBICK
20 Aug 2009 - 4:11 PM

Like the light treatment on this just lifts it
Victor x

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 4:11 PM

Super image with lovely colours and detail
Alexa

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jokinarnya
20 Aug 2009 - 4:40 PM

Works well.

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RTDS
RTDS  5 Cyprus
20 Aug 2009 - 4:42 PM

Beautiful!
Lovely colours and light in this image.
Robert

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CaptainTweaky
20 Aug 2009 - 4:47 PM

Gorgeous image - the lighting is really effective and the colouring is so good.
David

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 4:49 PM

Very well captured, Carol...nice!
Apologies for lack of comments on each & every one of your recent images, but still trying to catch up after returning from holiday! Internet connection problems most of today hasn't helped, either...
TrevB Smile

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tigertimb
tigertimb  640 forum posts United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 4:50 PM

Makes a lovely image Carol with the combination of the colours and the light and shadows, but think I'd like to see the centre of the flower lit up too
Tim

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 4:51 PM

Very successful venture! Works so well.

Ann

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 5:18 PM

Very effective use of light

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7404 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom987 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 5:41 PM

Gorgeous, soft, natural toning, love that lilac/blue shadow.
Moira

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leginR
leginR  6 England
20 Aug 2009 - 6:12 PM

Beautiful image

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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
20 Aug 2009 - 6:13 PM

This is really good Carol.Great lighting and shadow.Nice one.

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 6:31 PM

Works very well, just goes to show it pays to experiment! Gorgeous fushia bloom.
Barbara

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 6:37 PM

Lovely light

Stace

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Mikelane
Mikelane  7 Wales
20 Aug 2009 - 6:57 PM

Really beautiful carol,love the light and shadows ,well done regards
Mike xx

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
20 Aug 2009 - 7:32 PM

Lovely colours,shadows set it off. Brian

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Alan_Baseley
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20 Aug 2009 - 7:55 PM

Good, well composed shot,
Alan

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Dave_Holdham
20 Aug 2009 - 8:17 PM

Like it, well done

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maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2009 - 8:39 PM

When I was little I used to play at ballet with fuschia flowers. This image swept me back. Lovely shot.
maggie

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BreadandShutter

HEY WELL DONE YOU
IT LOOKS GREAT TOO
IF YOU WANT TO TRY A DIFFERENT LOOK WITH YOUR TORCH POP A PIECE OF TISSUE PAPER OVER THE END SO IT SOFTENS THE LIGHT AND THE MAKE A FEW SMALL CUTS/HOLES IN THE TISSUE IT WILL GIVE YOU A DIFFUSED DAPPLED LIGHT .....JUST AN IDEA
BUT A BIG WELL DONE

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Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 9:01 PM

Hey who needs expensive lighting equipment when you've got a torch?! And you've obviously got a very steady hand too. Great one Carol Smile
Rachel

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 9:15 PM

Beautiful well conceived image. Lovely light and colour.
Steve.

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maratsuikka
20 Aug 2009 - 10:01 PM

fine image

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 10:40 PM

Excellent first atempt at this sort of lighting technique Carol....Phil

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 10:48 PM

This is so lovely; the white petals look almost like iced flowers on a cake. It is so romatically beautiful - the colours wonderful.

Susan

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
20 Aug 2009 - 10:58 PM

Superb image well done
Harry

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 11:13 PM

Nice lighting effect, although it is a little noisy, all in all though a well composed and well lit shot.

Best Matt

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
20 Aug 2009 - 11:42 PM

Simply beautiful.

Albert

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Dusan
Dusan  5 Sri Lanka
21 Aug 2009 - 5:44 AM

Great image Carol. love the light and shadows
Dusan

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GrahamBaines
21 Aug 2009 - 7:36 AM

Nice lighting, and a closely observed title.
Excellent stuff

Graham

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somnathchatterjee

one word- beautiful.

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PinkK
PinkK  580 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:11 AM

Beautiful image, your experiment was a great idea producing a really lovely image
Kaleena

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:13 AM

Well ....What can I say
Did your inspiration come from this site!!
It works really well and loved the advice from the knowledgeable breadandshutter
Looks like experimenting time this weekend

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 10:49 AM

Nice when you can experiment and they work out well.
Regards Richard.

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Thushari
Thushari  5 Sri Lanka1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 10:57 AM

Super image with great colors and shadows.
Thushari

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HobbitDave
21 Aug 2009 - 2:35 PM

Works really well, Carol, very artistic and unusual. Great.
Dave.

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Gecko
Gecko  825 forum posts Australia
21 Aug 2009 - 4:51 PM

Elegant! Well done. Pam

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DianeFifield
24 Aug 2009 - 7:11 PM

Very good well done for trying this shot out,lovely effect.
Thanks for your comments on my ducklings.

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gingerdelight
25 Aug 2009 - 8:36 AM

Thanks to everyone who has commented on this photograph and especially to Peter for his award - I am thrilled!
Love, Carol xxx

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maratsuikka
27 Aug 2009 - 2:59 PM

favourited this fine image

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gingerdelight
27 Aug 2009 - 7:44 PM


Quote: Favourited this fine image

Thank you x

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