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Getting Ready

By dark_lord  
A girl preparing for a ballet dancer display on the Canon stand at the Photography Show at the NEC today.
I left the colour balance as shot as the warm tones were much more appealing.

It was good to meet up with John (dudler) to put a face and voice to the name. Unfortunately we managed to miss Peter (peterjay80) this time round.

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Tags: Photography Show Girl Nec Dancer Ballet Portraits and people

Voters: SauliusR, bobpaige1, Maiwand and 34 more

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Maiwand 16 3 73 England
18 Mar 2019 11:13PM
Lovely candid.
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
18 Mar 2019 11:44PM
I feel you were correct in showing it in its natural colours, which makes it that bit warmer. Excellent result and from my experience at previous photography shows lucky to get room to take a picture!
leo_nid 5 12
19 Mar 2019 7:01AM
echoing Ian: you did right not to tweak the white balance for this candid scene
19 Mar 2019 12:16PM
A splendid candid.SmileSmile
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1974 England
19 Mar 2019 1:41PM
It was definitely a good day, and I am so sorry to have missed meeting Peter.

As I missed this - there were plenty of opportunities to shoot candids, and in a photo show, there would be few who could compalin...
SlowSong Plus
14 10.6k 30 England
19 Mar 2019 3:46PM
Ballet dancers are innately graceful. I love this relaxed pose which belies her strength.
dark_lord Plus
18 3.0k 836 England
19 Mar 2019 4:34PM

Quote:lucky to get room to take a picture

This was the other side of the Canon stand where there were lots of EOS R cameras to try out.
So I had a play with those cameras and took a few shots of my own Smile
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
19 Mar 2019 5:33PM
Two hours of applying make-up for a ten minute performance.....girls, eh!Wink
Agree about the warmer colours, Keith.
philtaylorphoto 21 334 2
19 Mar 2019 5:48PM
Luckily I got to meet Dudler for a very in depth interview.

Trying to decide if I would have added a light vignette, and maybe burned in the highlights on the lady's face on the left to tone it back a bit.

Maybe it's just me, I add vignettes all the time. There's a joke about me having the wrong lens hood on all the time.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
19 Mar 2019 6:13PM

Quote:There's a joke about me having the wrong lens hood on all the time.

You too? With me it is the lens hood in the wayBlush
dark_lord Plus
18 3.0k 836 England
19 Mar 2019 7:02PM
That's an idea Phil.

I saw a guy using a lens hood at the show, and it was on backwards - at least he wouldn't get vignetting Smile
19 Mar 2019 7:12PM
Love it Keith. Cathy

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