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Dreams of the Dance

By Richsr
Had a play with a couple of images from a shoot with Joceline a while ago, added a few textures and came up with this.

Be interested in your views, I think it works but lets see.

Thanks for all your comments on my last upload, much appreciated.

Thanks for looking,

Regards Richard

Tags: Creative Digitally manipulated Studio lighting Joceline brooke-hamilton Flash and lighting Dance figures studio

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What a beautiful image Richard - great work, well done indeed !


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Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
30 Sep 2010 8:29AM
Thanks Chris
30 Sep 2010 8:31AM
This really is wonderful
Dont know how you have done it .... but WOW!!!!
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 8:31AM
I Like the large version, beautiful done and textures worked well Richard.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 8:34AM
this is stunning top work Wink
Anthony Plus
16 5.6k 17 Scotland
30 Sep 2010 8:36AM
absolutely fabulous Richard, well done.

30 Sep 2010 8:37AM
I like the way the figures combine. Beautiful effect.
johnnyboy114 Plus
9 231 106 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 8:39AM
Very pretty work, like this. Not usually a fan of textures and so on, but this works so well with the softness and feminity of the overall feel.....a really nicely done image Richard. Good stuff
Buffalo_Tom Plus
11 2.3k 9 Wales
30 Sep 2010 8:41AM
Beautiful soft lighting and image Richard.
Hoffy Plus
13 262 16 England
30 Sep 2010 8:43AM
The soft feeling adds to the picture, very good work.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
30 Sep 2010 8:43AM
Thanks for all your comments everyone, much appreciated.
Regards Richard
jaktis Plus
14 84 Sweden
30 Sep 2010 8:47AM
A lovely dreamlike effect

gingerdelight Plus
11 298 11 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 8:48AM
Amazing work Rich! Well deserving of your Editors Choice Award. Well done!
30 Sep 2010 9:00AM
Great work on this image Richard,and it certainly works,well done.

30 Sep 2010 9:02AM
A well composed image, with the textured used not overpowering .
The darker corners and base helps concentration on the dancers.
I like.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
30 Sep 2010 9:04AM
Cheers Pete for the EC a real surprise, and very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
Anthony Plus
16 5.6k 17 Scotland
30 Sep 2010 9:04AM
congratulations on the EC, very well deserved mate.

Paul_R 9 5 2 England
30 Sep 2010 9:17AM
Definitely works, great image.
11 18 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 9:20AM
It's magical!!!!!!!!
Trev_B Plus
11 151 68 England
30 Sep 2010 9:21AM
Yep... works for me. Congratulations on the EC, well done Richard.
30 Sep 2010 9:24AM
Very nice work overall and well worth the accolade.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 9:25AM
Simply excellent, Richard, and an EC thoroughly well deserved. The balance between the two figures is perfect, the two are brilliantly integrated, and I love the pencil-pastel treatment.
30 Sep 2010 9:30AM
Very beautifully presented
Definitely worthy of an EC. Well done, Congratulations.
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
30 Sep 2010 9:35AM
Thanks for all your comments and feedback everyone and James for your UA, very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1850 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 9:36AM
Viki has said it, magical.
Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 9:41AM
Works very much for me too rich, hope you are well.
30 Sep 2010 10:38AM
Cracking dreamy effect shot.
30 Sep 2010 10:40AM
beautiful image
Sezz Plus
13 617 15 England
30 Sep 2010 10:57AM
Very effective, really beautiful work Richard - congrat's, your EC is well deserved Smile

Sarah *
Scaramanga Plus
10 56 6 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 11:06AM
Absolutely wonderful. Beautifully worked.
30 Sep 2010 11:11AM
Beautiful, delicate and lovely.
DaveU Plus
11 1.4k 125 England
30 Sep 2010 11:26AM
The textures and main image of the model are quite beautiful Rich .... light and ethereal. Personally I'm not overkeen on the secondary image as I think it's a bit fussy and over-complicates things, but that is very much going against the flow looking at the comments above. I'm thinking maybe reduce the opacity of that secondary figure so that's it's less prominent ......

Anyways, congrats on the EC.
Briwooly Plus
12 452 5 England
30 Sep 2010 11:27AM
Can see why you have a EC for this great piece of work

NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
30 Sep 2010 11:29AM
great work very well done.
LesF Plus
11 182 9
30 Sep 2010 11:46AM
What a belter Richard, looks stunning and I can see why Pete gave you the big badge, congrats.

Have my little offering too

MalcolmM Plus
12 838 5 Scotland
30 Sep 2010 11:59AM
Classy image
30 Sep 2010 12:12PM
This is a wonderful piece of work and well desevring of RC's RA"S and EC. Well done Richard Smile
User_Removed 7 10 1 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 12:19PM
Brilliant work Rich, yes it WORKS!!!!!..................... Dave
30 Sep 2010 12:32PM
pure quality Fine ART rich...!

Nicola !
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
30 Sep 2010 12:48PM
Many thanks everyone for your comments UA very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
30 Sep 2010 1:17PM
Quality, and then some.

mex Plus
10 27 3 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 1:36PM
super work rich.
30 Sep 2010 1:39PM
Brilliant work.
30 Sep 2010 2:40PM
This is super Rich with its shape form and light well done, top job

30 Sep 2010 2:52PM
No words to describe. Cheeerrrs to your shot.
chase Plus
12 1.1k 246 England
30 Sep 2010 4:46PM
Very lovely,beautiful soft textures add so much to this image...congrats.
lonely_oryx Plus
10 61 55 England
30 Sep 2010 4:56PM
The awards say it all. Beautiful
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 11 England
30 Sep 2010 5:09PM
I think its always good to try something different, and tnis is super bit of work, Richard. Love it.
TrevB Smile
30 Sep 2010 5:22PM
Outstanding, I love the composition and the treatment. Ann
30 Sep 2010 5:28PM
Fantastic piece of work Richard, you really have excelled here, love it.

John Smile
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
30 Sep 2010 5:38PM
Outstanding work Richard

30 Sep 2010 5:50PM
Stunning. Well done. Sylvia
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 6:12PM
A beautiful image. Excellent idea and very skillfully done.

30 Sep 2010 6:38PM
Indeed, like a dream >>> TOP
cameracat Plus
14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
30 Sep 2010 7:43PM
LOL, Looks like everyone has been here already......Smile

All superlatives have been used up....Grin

So I'm only left with " Fanflippintastic " Guess that covers it.

mitchy81 Plus
8 1 18 England
30 Sep 2010 7:48PM
Superbly different!
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
30 Sep 2010 8:01PM
agree with phil, and agree a very ethereal feel. well deserving of all the awards. congrats.lesley Smile
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
30 Sep 2010 8:03PM
Thanks again to everyone for their comment and feedback very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
Sue_R Plus
11 11 6 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 8:33PM
So beautiful! Congrats on the EC.

Sue Smile
Mynett Plus
9 142 6 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 8:37PM
fabulous well worthy of the EC and should get some amazing response on here

kitsch Plus
12 439 4 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2010 8:42PM
soooo beautiful!
excellent work, congrats! Smile
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
30 Sep 2010 11:11PM
Got the odd worthy award Richard, cracker !!!! Ron.
derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2010 6:16AM
The volume of awards speaks volumes Richard. One of the best images I have seen on this site. Used up my UA recently but this is on a shortlist of 1. !!
Beautifully put together and concieved idea Richard Lovely high key and overlay. Sorry to be so late I can't imagine how I managed to miss this.


btw congratulations on all the awards.
DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
1 Oct 2010 10:40AM
I only had time to do a quick click yesterday, sorry.
This is truly a wonderful shot. What can I say that has not been said.
it deserves every award you get.

Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
1 Oct 2010 10:44AM
many thanks for all your comments and feedback everyone,, very much appreciated.
Regards Richard
1 Oct 2010 11:16AM
One word wow
davidhu Plus
12 19 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2010 12:05PM
Something really special about this. Beautifully worked and well deserving of the awards. Have the ton on me.
1 Oct 2010 12:32PM
Fabulous image, I absolutely love it, beautifully put together, very well done indeed.

oll1e Plus
10 57 2 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2010 12:36PM
bit spesh this one Richard, love the softness of this ,think i would prefer just the foreground figure ,but thats just my preferance.Congrats on all the awards and well done fellaSmile
1 Oct 2010 12:56PM

Quote:What a beautiful image Richard - great work, well done indeed !


danbrann Plus
13 636 17
1 Oct 2010 1:57PM
Quality always shines through Richard and this is pure quality. Congratulations on all of its awards. Well deserved.
Suehh Plus
10 39 6 England
1 Oct 2010 6:10PM
So very beautiful Richard - It has all already been said above - one of the best of yours meethinks. Deserving of all those awards. You must do some more like this.
Cormy Plus
10 3 England
1 Oct 2010 8:14PM
Beautiful work Rich.But you obviously don't need me to tell you that.How well deserved all these awards are !!!!!!!
Porthos Plus
7 14 1 Northern Ireland
1 Oct 2010 8:53PM
Very impressed with this. Excellent work.....Derek
2 Oct 2010 1:01PM
Brilliant work , Richard - great texture

newy17 Plus
12 273 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2010 3:29PM
Beautiful Mate.
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
3 Oct 2010 4:02PM
Wow what a superb image Richard, expertly taken and processed and thoroughly deserving of all the awards. A sure fire POTW Smile

LesF Plus
11 182 9
4 Oct 2010 9:10AM
Yes- told you POTW huge congratulations Richard

4 Oct 2010 9:13AM
truly masterpiece
Ian-Munro Plus
10 200 15 Wales
4 Oct 2010 9:41AM
congrats on a fine bit of work.
dathersmith Plus
10 558 12 England
4 Oct 2010 9:59AM
Just had to be, congratulations Smile

Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
4 Oct 2010 10:26AM
Thanks to Pete for awarding my POTW and to everyone for your kind words.
Regards Richard
cameracat Plus
14 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
4 Oct 2010 11:04AM
No suprise at this making POTW.......Smile

The suprise would have been if it had not.....Grin

Well done Rich, A well deserved accolade....!!!

Ridgeway Plus
11 222 2 Ireland
4 Oct 2010 1:32PM
Fantastic shot and beautifully worked and presented,

User_Removed 10 485 13 England
4 Oct 2010 4:29PM
many congrats on POTW Richard, such a magnificent piece or work

Well done Richard on the POTW excellent image great work .

Quote:Well done Richard on the POTW excellent image great work .

Like wise.... congrat's Richard so deserved !
cassiecat Plus
9 39 46 England
4 Oct 2010 7:07PM
biggest congrats on POTW.lesley
Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
4 Oct 2010 7:32PM
Thanks again everyone.
Regards Richard
dmhuynh72 Plus
10 44 3 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2010 1:41AM
Congrats on your POTW Richards, very well deserved.

Superb image Rich and a well deserved winner.
5 Oct 2010 8:59AM
well done that manSmileSmile
5 Oct 2010 5:53PM
superb work Richard very well done on POTW.
AnneWorner Plus
10 620 43 United States
5 Oct 2010 10:17PM
I'm so behind in comments - then I open this, and well, wow. It's beautiful in every sense, composition wise, tones, clarity, wonderfully manipulated. Top notch stuff.

Congratulations on the very well deserved awards!!
Wonderful work indeed, congrats!
collywobles Plus
13 4.0k 10 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2010 11:10AM
Cannot say anymore than already said here. ...... and yes -- it does work. At this point with 141 clicks on this image it must be one of the highest rated images on the site. A remarkable image Colin
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 13 Canada
9 Oct 2010 2:50AM
Wow! Can't believe I missed this beautiful image. Oh yeah, I was away. This is absolutely awesome. Excellent work Richard.........Sandy
9 Oct 2010 12:16PM
Quality and technically very good too,
Super shot.
23 Oct 2010 11:43PM
Love everything about this one.
Bluke Plus
12 303 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2010 3:43PM
This is a beautiful delicate image... top marks one this one....
osie Plus
7 2 3 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 10:54AM
Very Creative Richard....Love it...!!!Excelento...Smile
11 Dec 2010 12:04AM
Making it a round 175 votes,of cause brilliant...Feels as though Im 6ft under....JT
16 Dec 2010 1:57PM
Intense work
22 Dec 2010 1:37PM
Beautifully done,works for me
User_Removed 9 26 2 United States
4 Jan 2011 1:03AM
Ethereal and elegant - superb.
Excellent shot, very very beautiful. Wanqi
hasu Plus
9 8 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2011 9:36PM
Excelent peace of work Richard!
23 Mar 2011 8:30PM
i like this everytime i look at it
Very elegant. I like the effect. Looks like it's printed on stone. Nice one.
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Have a nice weekend.

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