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Swan Lake

By dathersmith  
First one from an excellent shoot on Sunday with Raphaella, ironically this is one of the last I took on the day. Taken at one of my favourite jetties on Coniston Water just after the sun had gone down, using a long exposure for the silky water and flash to (try) and freeze any movement in Raph.

Would love to hear your thoughts on this one.


Tags: Black and white Ballet Portraits and people Flash and lighting Raphaella

Voters: Sreidser08, FrancisChiles, cabbie and 37 more

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17 Oct 2013 5:48PM
Brilliant imageSmile
keithh 18 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
17 Oct 2013 5:56PM
I like it but it's a bit flat, tonally - it lacks a bit of punch to lift it.
17 Oct 2013 6:12PM
Superb mono composition.
Richsr 14 91 223 England
17 Oct 2013 6:50PM
Like the pose and use of the location, do agree with Keithh re it looking flat
LesF 15 182 9
17 Oct 2013 6:53PM
Looks good Darren

rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
17 Oct 2013 11:45PM
Different approach Darren. Excellent choice with both !!
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 20 Canada
18 Oct 2013 2:37AM
dathersmith 14 565 12 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 7:28AM
Thanks for the comments folks and cheers for your UA Sarah, much appreciated.

Keith / Richard I know what you're saying but I was wanting a softer feel to this, I'll maybe revisit it though and see how it looks.

TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
18 Oct 2013 1:51PM
Lovely capture and presentation, Darren Smile Before reading others' comments, I too thought it could have done with a bit more contrast, but still a good 'un Wink
Trev Smile
Ross_M 9 United Kingdom
20 Oct 2013 8:50PM

Brilliant idea and a cracking mono conversion - very film like. Totally disagree with the comments re contrast, I think you've got it spot on and even a touch more would spoil the style / feel of the shot.

It's a shot that anyone (photographer or not) would look at at and wonder; what? where? how?


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