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Balance

By answersonapostcard
This was my entry in the balance comp. I wanted to upload it here because I'm actually quite proud of how I achieved it. My original entry was pants and I had 12 hours left to get something decent. I asked a friend is she knew anyone that did ballet, she arranged for the local dance school to allow someone to pose for 10 minutes only (she was supposed to be working). I had to set lights up and photograph someone I'd never met, this was my very first photo 'shoot'. Nervous as hell but proud of myself. Thanks all that clicked it and congratulations to the winners and the entrants.

Tags: Close-up and macro Ballet shoes Ballerina feet

Voters: leedsgh, proberts, Mixpix and 59 more

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Comments


leedsgh 11 496 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 12:13PM
Safe to say the effort was well worth it.

Shame on just missing out on the top 5, but you did very well regardless.

Gav

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proberts Plus
11 218 4 Wales
1 Nov 2004 12:13PM
Excellent K,waiting for this to come on.well done*click*
Andrew.
Mixpix 12 1.1k England
1 Nov 2004 12:14PM
Quality K. click

Mick
eddieali1961 11 97 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 12:16PM
Makes my ingrown toenail ach looking at it.
Nice shot.
Eddie.
junglecat 11 12
1 Nov 2004 12:19PM
Lovely shot - superior lighting as ever.
SueTurner 11 81 3 England
1 Nov 2004 12:29PM
Excellent shot.
digicammad 12 22.0k 37 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 12:41PM
Lovely shot K, I used to have a framed print very similar to this. You've done an excellent job in difficult circumstances.

Ian
csurry 13 9.2k 92
1 Nov 2004 12:54PM
K have you tried this with a steely blue tone, about 218 on the colourise and turn down the saturation about 20, gives a slightly different feel about the strength required for this pose (well in my opinion).
1 Nov 2004 1:01PM
Thanks so much everyone. Cheryl no I havent but I will, thanks for the tip. I have another pose that was better but just didnt have the time to do it I was sooo tired. K.
mattmatic 12 598
1 Nov 2004 1:09PM
I do like this, and more so given your explanation. Well done!
Matt :click:
jeanie Plus
12 6.0k 6 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 1:10PM
It was one that I had clicked on K. On reading your comments with the picture here, I realise now the work involved in getting it. It was worth the effort. You are doing so well with your photography.

Jeanie
1 Nov 2004 1:17PM
Thank you both so much. K.
kvnrd 11 11
1 Nov 2004 1:25PM
What a result for the restricted time. Shame you weren't rewarded with a top 5 - but still, you got a great image.
adonoghue 12 519 England
1 Nov 2004 1:28PM
Echo the above - you've got a hell of a lot more commitment than me K!
nigelsharman 13 30 England
1 Nov 2004 1:29PM
Voted on this one..great work..and idea!..click

Nigel.
naturenut 13 1.8k England
1 Nov 2004 1:38PM
Good work K, well captured.
Margaret.
tull 12 181 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 1:55PM
To bloody right you should be proud K,this a truly beautiful shot with excellent tones and taken in a most difficult situation,would look wonderful on any wall.

Mark.

PS Should of asked me 'twinkle toes Tull'.LOL
1 Nov 2004 1:57PM
Thanks all so much. K. lol@Mark - twinkle toes indeed! Wink
brian1208 Plus
12 11.0k 12 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 2:03PM
At least we got to the bottom of that! Smile

Congratulations on being on the short-list, its a neat image too

Brian
andytvcams 13 10.4k United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 2:21PM
Very professional,and one to be proud of.

Andy...
icafe 12 19 Canada
1 Nov 2004 2:24PM
Outstanding, literally ! Click.
Arthur
1 Nov 2004 2:36PM
Thank you all. K.
trudi 11
1 Nov 2004 2:39PM
Very nice.
lovelylindax 12 16
1 Nov 2004 3:23PM
Awwwww K - this was just the image I wanted to do but didnt know anyone doing ballet so had to settle for the one I did ;(
Yours was fantastic and you did us girls proud love!

Linda x
Absolutely superb K, well done.

Mary
matmonty 11 128 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 3:52PM
Wonderful shot K, love the composition and lighting, well done, click.
Mat
panda 11 5 1 England
1 Nov 2004 3:53PM
Inreresting choice of colour, works well.

Phil
seldnar 13 8
1 Nov 2004 4:35PM
Quality shot, should have been up there in the top four, admire the work it has taken.
Well done.
Gary.
1 Nov 2004 4:43PM
Thanks all so much. K.
annaliese 11 421 1 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 5:27PM
great shot.

annaliese Smile
Patricia Fenn 11 614 56 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 6:18PM
Really beautiful tones and lighting. I like the effect a lot.
I wonder about a tad of black below the toes...or perhaps not; you probably tried it anyway.
Superb quality, K and a shot to be very proud of.
theorderingone 12 2.4k
1 Nov 2004 7:22PM
This is fantastic K!!!!!
You have every right to be proud of it, no matter how you acheived it!
1 Nov 2004 8:03PM
Thanks all. Yes, Patricia I did try it but looked more like the feet were floating and I didnt have time to try anything else, I know its not perfect by any stretch of the imagination and given a bit more time maybe I could have got it so, thanks all again. K.
dani2 11 45
1 Nov 2004 8:06PM
Really wonderfull. Love it. CLICK.

Dani
Badger 13 4.7k 20 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 8:51PM
Didn't have this one down as yours K, excellent standard considering the short time you had to work.
Like it a lot.
Matt
Paul_Barr 11 544 Scotland
1 Nov 2004 9:00PM
Wonderful shot. Great story behind it.

Paul
tarzy 11
1 Nov 2004 9:00PM
Excellent image K. Well done! Click.
1 Nov 2004 9:14PM
Thank you all. K.
old timer 11 55 1 Scotland
1 Nov 2004 9:32PM
Excellently done, K. The lighting is super.
Jim
1 Nov 2004 9:37PM
great control of light, good choice of subject too
gemm 11 800 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 11:30PM
Excellent shot! Very classy.
inkarts Plus
11 61 2
1 Nov 2004 11:32PM
Super image, winners do not always win thats true.Talented. Regard John.
stevieb 11 3.0k 2 Panama
1 Nov 2004 11:58PM
Sharp on the shoes. Love the tone. Nipped a toe again? Smile
But super.
Steve
sugarbird 11 223 South Africa
2 Nov 2004 2:32AM
You came first in my eyes....superb K
lol
Jill
2 Nov 2004 8:05AM
Thank you all so, so much. K.
hi k

great image lighting composition quality

mike
lobsterboy Plus
12 14.6k 13 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2004 9:41AM
Nice one K. This is supurb.

Chris
2 Nov 2004 11:30AM
Thank you both. K.
User_Removed 13 39 6 Scotland
2 Nov 2004 11:44AM
Very well taken K been under pressure sometimes brings out the best in us all.

Take care

Luv Victor
paul_indigo 12 259 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2004 1:09PM
Good image.
aunt sally 12 110 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2004 2:57PM
Brilliant!! and well thought out!
Loving it.
SharonSmile
riprap007 11 1.6k 37 England
2 Nov 2004 4:03PM
great work. click
magda_indigo 12 418 England
2 Nov 2004 4:25PM
my only objection is that it just is soooo very edgy, sorry, (*,*)
2 Nov 2004 4:42PM
Thanks everyone. K.
martin.w Plus
13 388 22 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2004 4:48PM
Superb image, well done. Click.
Bernie 12 2.2k
2 Nov 2004 5:31PM
Great job K considering your a woman...LOL(sorry)
jmmd 12 1
2 Nov 2004 7:16PM
Stunning photo. Click
nell 11 22
3 Nov 2004 10:07AM
Missed this one its absolutley stunning you should be proud Smile

Lucy
3 Nov 2004 10:44AM
Thanks all. K. (lol@Bernie! Wink)
helena 12 134 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2004 11:03AM
Well done K, an excellent photo and a great choice of colour, well done, Tara x
3 Nov 2004 11:10AM
Thanks Tara. K.
flossie 12 1.6k
4 Nov 2004 3:20PM
Super shot K, well done
4 Nov 2004 3:34PM
Thank you. K.
Mavis Plus
13 143 2 England
4 Nov 2004 10:05PM
I just love this shot . Beautiful Ballet toes .x
vfr400 14 886
5 Nov 2004 12:03AM
Missed this when it was posted just seen it glad to be your 50th click. beautiful work you should be proud of it.
chris
5 Nov 2004 9:49AM
Thank you both. K.
teena40 12 66
8 Nov 2004 3:29PM
Voted for this in the Comp, stunning and such quality.
Teena*
9 Nov 2004 7:14AM
Thanks Teena. K.
10 Nov 2004 4:04AM
Good effort K - esp. under the circumstances!!
10 Nov 2004 4:33AM
Thank you. K.
a11sus 12 568 Northern Ireland
13 Nov 2004 4:24AM
It is funny how your eyes / brain can totally not see a photo until you need to. I never noticed this one although I do a quick sweep over your portfolio nearly every day.

I met a dance teacher who is going to tell her "girls" about me and I have been looking out for dance ideas ever since, this is one I would never have thought of but is so obvious at the same time.

The tones, the shoes, the balance. . .. it is all there.

Well done on this one!
15 Nov 2004 5:40AM
Thanks Susan. K.
pinkpixel 11 53
22 Dec 2004 8:16AM
Great Pic

SO PROFFESIONAL.Love it!

... The red shoes is a fave film of mine, would be great to see a tatty version.
Nigeld 11 3
9 Jan 2005 1:35PM
Yep well worth it
24 Jan 2005 8:25AM
Beautiful, K. =)
27 Jan 2005 1:06AM
Lovely picture K!
Blue light? or Tungsten film in daylight?

Would have tried with a tungsten light source that golden light would have been captivating..but as you said..you just had 10mins. This is excellent for 10 mins.

And hey! Thanks for the comment K. I really appreciate it.

Good day!
P
willf1 11 51
29 Jan 2005 12:44PM
Its perfect! Top drawer stuff.

Tony
25 Feb 2005 4:54PM
Your photos are absolutely stunning...

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