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Ukrainian Dancer       ©2016 Lo
Panasonic DMC-FZ200       36th place, 14 points
1/1600s, f2.8, ISO 400, 522mm, Aperture Priority, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: From RAW, cropped, denoised, used layers to increase blur on all but the main dancer, cloned out background distractions, adjusted levels to increase brightness and contrast       Extra Info: This young girl was part of a group performing traditional dances at the first Ukrainian festival held in our city. Her pride and enthusiasm were contagious.
 
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Jade O.
Jan 11, 2016
    Lo I wouldn't mind seeing the original in outtakes. I think the others out of focus would have been just fine but I'd have to see the original to be sure.

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RolandB
Jan 11, 2016
    Nice capture. Love the bright colors and focal point. She really does look like she's having a great time.

A.N.Other
Jan 11, 2016
    Lovely colours but some rather harsh edges to some of the editing. GL.

Mepo
Jan 11, 2016
    You can feel them feeding off the reception from the audience. Very happy and colourful shot.

rd52
Jan 11, 2016
    I personally would have like to have seen the girl on the left sharper. If not being sharp was not possible, maybe more cropped out? As it is, my eye is just drawn to much to her and I feel she commands to much of your picture.

Lo
Jan 10, 2016
    Thanks for your comments. Always appreciated. The girl on the right was the only one really in focus, and I decided to increase the blur on the others to make her more prominent. There were lighter openings in the backdrop which I tried to fix with layers, to no avail. I ended up cloning them out, which left some sharp edges. I completely missed the chopped off hand, Leanne.

forkcandles
Jan 9, 2016
    your PP work has paid off, the focus point has been well chosen

Jade O.
Jan 9, 2016
    I love the colour and subjects, position and framing, but do not agree with your decision to blur the others. The blue looks a little forced and wonky, since the foreground girl and background girls seem equally out of focus. It just looks to me unnatural, photographically speaking.

Anthony Comyn
Jan 8, 2016
    Nice smile! When something is out of focus is blends slightly with the background with fuzzy edges, the cloning has created some sharp edges which looks a little unnatural. Well captured moment and the subject carries this image!

leanneqld
Jan 8, 2016
    She does look happy but you chopped off her hand.

Edward
Jan 8, 2016
    Lovely image; nice background to frame these beautiful young ladies, and well composed. I only wished they were all in focus - but I know DOF is a bear at 522mm with f2.8. It's good that at least the young lady at right, who appears to be perhaps the leader - is the one you did focus on. A really sweet picture that is enjoyable to look at.
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