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  #121 Lessons
Entry 13 of 19
   
 
Dancing Lesson       ©2012 mrsawyer
Panasonic DMC-FZ50       13th place, 62 points
1/250s, f4, ISO 200, ?, Normal Program, Spot, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Sharpened, Levels, Clarity, Blacks, Recovery, Fill Light, cropped, resized       Extra Info: A lesson in Native American dance at a local festival.
 
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mrsawyer
Nov 20, 2012
    Steven - thanks for the comments. I had not even noticed the second dancer in the photo!

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Steven Sobel
Nov 19, 2012
    Really wanted to place this one higher, but the jeans-wearing non-spectator detracts from the child spectator in the background, and the hidden dancer behind the main subject is a problem too. Also looks slightly washed out, possibly from use of fill-light?

Love the main subject's pose and expression though, and the slanted horizon line gives a nice sense of the movement of the dance.

mrsawyer
Nov 19, 2012
    Thanks all for the comments everyone!

I did not realize how much I could straighten the horizon until Mepo's comment prompted me to try it. As for the background, I wanted to make it better, but lacked the skill to do so without a very time consuming effort (which I could not afford). As I looked through my other photos at this event, held annually at Stone Mountain Georgia's State Park, I found some with better backgrounds, but alas too late!

Lo
Nov 18, 2012
    What an impressive and colourful display.Well captured.

forkcandles
Nov 16, 2012
    good result on curreent theme. shame no teepee as backdrop as the figures on the side spoil this but not much

Mepo
Nov 16, 2012
    The tilted horizon does not work for me and the receeding figure in the background is distracting. Despite that I love the image of the dancer, perfectly shot with one foot off the ground to impart the sense of motion in the dance. Good choice!

Jade O.
Nov 15, 2012
    The horizon off level may impart a sense of motion and the subject could not be more colourful but a less distinct background (either in PP) or by shooting with a narrower depth of field would have taken this to a whole new level.
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