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Many thanks for all your comments on my last upload, very much appreciated.
Thanks also to RobboB and Johnbushell, for taking the time to award one of their UA very much appreciated too.

Model is Kayleigh Lush a good dancer and model too - showing her pointe skills here.

Thanks for looking

Regards Richard

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:EF50mm f/1.2L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Aug 2012 - 11:45 AM
Focal Length:50mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Expression on pointe
Username:Richsr Richsr
Uploaded:10 Oct 2013 - 8:33 AM
Tags:Dance, Flash / lighting, Pointes, Studio flash, Studio lighting
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TONKSPHOTO
9 Oct 2013 - 11:26 PM

Your last two images fantastic as usual Richard..........Along with the rest of course...

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
10 Oct 2013 - 8:42 AM

Wonderful! You can feel the energy and strength in her pose.

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vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 8:56 AM

Lovely, quality image.

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viscostatic
10 Oct 2013 - 9:00 AM

Brilliant Richard. I am not usually a fan of images with limited colour but it works so well here. The lighting is excellent.

Phil.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:02 AM

What an amazing image, the lighting and her shadow are both superb...excellent photography

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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:10 AM


Quote: What an amazing image, the lighting and her shadow are both superb...excellent photography

Absolutely.

Albert

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:10 AM

Thanks for all your comments everyone
Regards Richard

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:15 AM

A wonderful combination of strength in her legs and shadow, and light movement in her hair and clothing - beautiful work Richard SmileSmile
Helen

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 7459 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1039 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:25 AM

Lighting plus colour processing - there's a tissue-paper look to this, so delicate.
Moira

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:30 AM

Another ragedy Ann?
A wonderful image of this beautiful dancer

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:39 AM

This is fantastic,Richard,like the lighting and shadows here,very well done,
saeid

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:53 AM

Wonderfully dramatic pose and lighting Richard; excellent!
Regards,
Rende

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sherlob
sherlob e2 Member 82348 forum postssherlob vcard United Kingdom125 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 10:07 AM

I find this sublime.

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morpheus1955
10 Oct 2013 - 10:08 AM

Beautiful image Richard, great light and shadows I like this a lot

Hugh

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 10:17 AM

Thanks for all your comments everyone, very much appreciated

Many thanks to Adam (sherlob) for taking the time to award one of his UA really appreciated

regards Richard

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franken
franken e2 Member 123184 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 10:23 AM

Superb!
Ken

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digital_boi
10 Oct 2013 - 10:54 AM

excellent Richard

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

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pentony
pentony  6 England
10 Oct 2013 - 11:10 AM

Great capture


Pau

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achieverswales
10 Oct 2013 - 11:24 AM

Wonderful capture with superb lighting, you can feel the movement of the dance Richard. Congratulations on the GEA.

Regards

Trev.

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Scottishlandscapes
Scottishlandscapes e2 Member 1068 forum postsScottishlandscapes vcard Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 11:27 AM

Dramatic and elegant pose, the subtle colour work is very special Richard.
Makes a beautiful image.

Dougie

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Dave_Henderson
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10 Oct 2013 - 11:28 AM

Striking pose and added impact with the processing Richard.

Dave

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 11:30 AM

Lovely pose and lighting Richard,
Geoff.

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Greyheron
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10 Oct 2013 - 12:17 PM

Wonderful pose and movement Richard ... superb ...

Mike

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 12:24 PM

Thanks to RobboB for the GEA a really nice supprise and also thanks to pentony for taking the time to award one of her UA very much appreciated.
Regards
Richard

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64568 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 1:39 PM

I can feel the energy and movement. Beautiful capture, and top marks for the costume too.
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Daisymaye
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10 Oct 2013 - 1:51 PM

The emotion in this just seems to smack me in the face. A superb capture. Love everything about it.

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 3:29 PM

And showing your photographic skills too, Richard! Smile A super capture and presentation Smile
Trev Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 3:45 PM

Thanks to Daisymaye for taking the time to award on of her UA it is very much appreciated
Regards Richard

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sparrowhawk
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10 Oct 2013 - 4:10 PM

a really beautiful shot

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 440 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 4:40 PM

Wonderful - have a badge.
Alun

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 4:45 PM

thanks Alun appreciate it.
R.

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xleex
xleex e2 Member 3xleex vcard United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 - 4:51 PM

Bang On.
Lee.

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 5:02 PM

Very nice.... love the pastel colours.
Congrats on the awardsGrin
Diane

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 5:04 PM

A wonderful dramatic shot Richard, everything just as it should be for maximum effect.

John Smile

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 5:46 PM

Thanks to Lee for taking the time to award one of his UA -very much appreciated Lee.
Richard

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saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 44056 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway26 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 6:26 PM

Her pointe skills are pefectly shown here, Richard. Her pose screams 'freedom' and 'release'.
Very good choice of lighting to bring this all together beautifully.

Malc

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Baden
Baden  2156 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Oct 2013 - 6:40 PM

Well done Richard, I love this image!

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dathersmith
10 Oct 2013 - 6:47 PM

Wow excellent work Richard, deserving of all the badges.

Darren.

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 7:04 PM

Fabulous capture, Richard!
George

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rogerdoger
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10 Oct 2013 - 7:13 PM

Real cracking image Richard. Perfect pose, lighting, and processing.
Regards Roger

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NDODS
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10 Oct 2013 - 7:17 PM

A first rate performance captured by a real star in the world of photography...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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dawnmichelle
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10 Oct 2013 - 7:36 PM

outstanding

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 8:38 PM

Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated.
Thanks also to Baden, for taking the time to award the image on of his UA very much appreciated
Regards Richard

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 8:46 PM

First class!

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cdm36
cdm36  10391 forum posts England7 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:09 PM

Spot on Richard, worthy of my award Grin

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 9:17 PM

Thank Chris appreciate your time and award
Regards Richard

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cheesey
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10 Oct 2013 - 10:25 PM

Cracking image , very nicely done.
Cheesey.

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leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
10 Oct 2013 - 10:31 PM

Elegant pose, wonderful light, lovely pastel colour, a stunning composition and capture, Richard. Congrats on all awards!
Effrossini

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Alda
Alda  246 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2013 - 10:43 PM

Stunning!!!GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 11:34 AM

Many thanks to Alda, and JackallTog for taking their time to award one of their UA very much appreciated.
Regards
Richard

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 6:21 PM

This is a superb image Richard. Such great range of tones and a splash of subtle colour on the skin tones. The lighting is superb. The pose caught with the swirling dress. Love it. paul

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom100 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2013 - 8:10 PM

Superb sharpness and frozen drama, who needs to chuck paint at models when you can make fabric and body move like this! Really deserves all the accolades.

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11 Oct 2013 - 9:58 PM

SPECTACULAR!
My compliments...
IB

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11 Oct 2013 - 11:33 PM

Wow!Beautiful
-source

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11 Oct 2013 - 11:46 PM

Late but happy to make it 100 ,Richard - Great image.....GrinGrinGrin

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12 Oct 2013 - 7:34 AM

this has got to be my favourite of these pics !

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UrbaneMagick
12 Oct 2013 - 2:00 PM

BOOM!

One of the best portraits I have ever seen on here... blown my shortlist for the day out of the water... here's another award to put on your straining shelves!!

GarethSmile

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13 Oct 2013 - 2:17 PM

You've captured her elegance and grace perfectly in this fine portrait

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gingerdelight
13 Oct 2013 - 3:21 PM

A really stunning image here Rich - worthy of all those awards!
Carol

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2013 - 11:08 AM

Thanks for all your comments everyone, very much appreciated.
Also thanks to the following for their UA again these are very much appreciated
Paul Liley and VanillaPengiun
Regards Richard

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danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 11:03 AM

I couldn't possibly add anything to what has already been said Richard. Magnifico.....

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Craggwildlife
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22 Oct 2013 - 9:05 AM

first class capture .
Excellent

David

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Dowie
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16 Dec 2013 - 9:29 PM

powerful movement

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