Views 351 Unique 175
Vote 93
Award Shortlist   
Zoner Photo Studio X: The only photo editor you'll ever need - save 25%


14 May 2014 8:48AM
Great location work from you and Kayleigh
14 May 2014 8:49AM
Beautiful location Richard, lovely model, like the pose,
14 May 2014 8:50AM
High quality as always, dare I say it wasn't you tempted to step to right to frame her in the gap?
Great shot

ColleenA Plus
9 500 7 Australia
14 May 2014 9:20AM
Beautifully captured. Great location
Richsr 14 91 223 England
14 May 2014 9:32AM
Thanks for all your comments very everyone.
Tim I have some more to the right to put here in the gap but processed this one first.
PhilT2 Plus
11 566 32 England
14 May 2014 9:38AM
I know nothing about model and location shooting. What I do know is an inspired piece of photography when I see it. The model looks so out of place and yet so right in this location. The rainy day and your desaturation of colour adds so much to the final image. The building reflection fills the empty space and I suppose my only quibble might be the slight distraction of the canal barge? further along (not that you could do much about that). Also I am glad you did not frame the girl in the gap....don't think it would have had as much impact as directly below the tower.
Sorry Richard for prattling I will just post my award and shut up Blush
14 May 2014 10:11AM
A marvellous composition filled with the subtle desaturated colour, all the lines and just in the right place for you.
The dancers hand hovers over the barge perfectly as if about to pluck it from the scene.
Step to the right and lose the all important reflection, the dancer moves right and her hand loses touch with the tiny barge.
I'll bet you have many shots from here, this looks unbeatable for me Richard.

Richsr 14 91 223 England
14 May 2014 11:24AM
Thanks for all your comments and feedback everyone, much appreciated.
Many thanks to PhilT2 and uktruckie for their UA very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2465 United Kingdom
14 May 2014 11:53AM
Almost surreal contrasts. Phil's comment about placement is spot on.
Wish she's been there when we visited...
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
14 May 2014 2:00PM
All the things that you take into consideration when taking a shot come from years of experience I'm sure. You do it so beautifully Richard. This is really superb.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
14 May 2014 2:57PM
Thank you Sandy
SlowSong Plus
13 9.9k 30 England
14 May 2014 3:04PM
Wonderful. This makes her look so proud and strong.
You'll have to have an imaginary UA today as I've already given it away.
danbrann 17 640 17
14 May 2014 4:34PM
The desaturation works well Richard and you know exactly when to employ this method.
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
14 May 2014 5:01PM
Desaturated satanic mills! Tongue Excellent backdrop and contrast with feminine shape and form, Richard.

andylea 13 37 1 United Kingdom
14 May 2014 5:16PM
cracking comp and detail richard a stunner top top shot Wink
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
14 May 2014 5:35PM
Quite a contrast between the subject and setting, very surreal - like it a lot Smile
Trev Smile
14 May 2014 5:55PM
Love this Richard. Wonderful contrasting factors here and very suitably composed.

John Smile
capto Plus
9 6.8k 25 United Kingdom
14 May 2014 6:07PM
A fine piece of work, very well crafted.

mistere Plus
8 9 4 England
14 May 2014 6:14PM

Richsr 14 91 223 England
14 May 2014 6:19PM
Thanks for all your comments everyone very much appreciated.
Thanks also to Lifesnapper for taking the time to award one of his UA, really appreciated John
Nigeve1 8 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
14 May 2014 7:04PM
Excellent composition, Richard.
14 May 2014 7:47PM
Wonderful composition!
derekhansen 13 210 24 United Kingdom
14 May 2014 9:51PM
What a wonderful backdrop to your model Richard. Inspired photography.
14 May 2014 10:03PM
An outstanding image, Richard. Superb comp & crafted perfectly.

Tynnwrlluniau Plus
12 112 39 Wales
14 May 2014 11:27PM
Love this, Richard. An absorbing and engaging shot. I bet those ballet shoes absorbed their fair share too!
fentiger 20 920 24 England
15 May 2014 7:33AM
An image of contrasts which works surprisingly well.

Ayoob 10 Australia
15 May 2014 8:16AM
Wonderful shot Richard- like it a lot.....GrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
15 May 2014 8:53AM
A very striking image that takes full advantage of the contrast between the refined elegance of the dancer and the gritty, industrial architecture.

The location is just down the road from where I live. I'm not there at the moment but I am willing to bet that the ballet dancer down by t'canal will be the talk of the Baildon Woodbottom W.M.C!
Richsr 14 91 223 England
15 May 2014 2:45PM
Thanks Lynne - yes I can well imagine it been the subject of much discussion in the Club.
Regards Richard
sparrowhawk Plus
13 282 2 United Kingdom
15 May 2014 9:01PM
a stunning shot
Lillian Plus
12 23 17 United Kingdom
15 May 2014 10:20PM
absolutely perfect!!
Sezz 16 619 15 England
16 May 2014 8:15AM
Dougie said it perfectly for me! Congrat's for your awards Richard Smile

Sarah *
Richsr 14 91 223 England
16 May 2014 8:56AM
Thanks to sjh27 for taking the time to give a UA very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
Droid 7 1 United Kingdom
16 May 2014 5:55PM
Lovely work Richard
helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
16 May 2014 10:08PM
Lots of contrasts. Love where you have placed her in the frame, with the elbow and arm following the line of symmetry of the building. The colours work a treat - really like this very much SmileSmileSmile
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
17 May 2014 10:11AM
Great use of the location Richard, nice processing too.

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
18 May 2014 11:11AM
Great setting and beautiful composition Richard.
andmolliethedog 16 120 11 United Kingdom
18 May 2014 5:37PM
somehow she fits the screen perfectly.........if it twas me dear sir woild have taken out the narrow boat as the red draws the eye a tad...;0)
19 May 2014 12:21AM
Superb image and so well processed for a great effect, I'm loving this a lot !! And feeling envious it's not mine !!

great work !
A Booth 19 11 4 United Kingdom
19 May 2014 1:08PM
well posed athletic model in a superb setting with excellent colour and detail. nicely processed composed and presented image.
prabhusinha 13 5 5 India
20 May 2014 4:42PM
Deserves more prizes.
dmhuynh72 13 47 3 United Kingdom
21 May 2014 9:53AM
beautifully done, I think it works even better on a wet day.
barbarahirst 13 27 12 United Kingdom
23 May 2014 8:59AM
wish I had known you were there I could have said hullo!!!!!
ballet dancers and wet canals dont really work for me ....
great image from you tho'
rogerdoger 10 18
25 May 2014 1:04PM
Great shot Richard.
DeSilver Plus
14 14 12 England
26 May 2014 9:42AM
If you take the buildings as the beast this is a real beauty and the beast shot.


FeatherFriend 13 38 217 England
27 May 2014 2:39PM
Great comp Richard, so well detailed, I can see why it's received so much deserved attention,
nonur 13 18 13 Turkey
28 May 2014 9:50AM
In a word, excellent!
1 Jul 2014 2:59PM
Hi, Thanks for your comment for London shot.

I have looked over your PF and see some superb work and would idealy vote on most of them but this one of the Dancer and the location blows me away its excellent....BTW...this location looks like Salts Mill Bradford?.....if you havent been there, feel free to check it out on line

Nice work all round, love it.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.