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43 Comments | Report
cocomannj
 
cocomannj August 22, 2011
very nice capture. so was the smoke added for some photo effect?
PhotoArtByAstrid
PhotoArtByAstrid September 04, 2011
The smoke was on stage cocomannj. Not Photoshopped. For visual impact I guess :)
ArtGirl PRO
 
ArtGirl September 04, 2011
Gorgeous lines and exceptional exposure!
CoranGleed
 
CoranGleed November 03, 2011
brilliant capture really impressed congrats on the feature well deserved
ninirocklover
 
ninirocklover November 03, 2011
wow wonderful capture! congrats!
nlk
 
nlk November 03, 2011
Stunning shot, congrats on your feature!
rmcalpine
 
rmcalpine November 03, 2011
Splendid capture! Congrats on your feature!
redwriter PRO
 
redwriter November 03, 2011
Great shot. Congrats on your feature!
ellenstrz
 
ellenstrz November 03, 2011
Awesome capture! Congrats!
anitania
 
anitania November 03, 2011
grats on your feature
MRL2011 PRO
 
MRL2011 November 03, 2011
Congrats on your feature!
buttercup96
 
buttercup96 November 03, 2011
congratulations :)
Toddo101
 
Toddo101 November 03, 2011
Beautiful shot! Extremely well done. I love it!
cojokester
 
cojokester November 03, 2011
Remarkable composition! Congrats on your feature!
msdean
 
msdean November 03, 2011
Wonderful capture! Congratulations!
jenniferleah
 
jenniferleah November 03, 2011
very nice! congrats!
nitti
 
nitti November 03, 2011
Outstanding....congrats
greenpixphotography
 
greenpixphotography November 03, 2011
Nice shot.
DWPhotography
 
DWPhotography November 03, 2011
Beautiful. Congrats on your feature :)
JimDavis143
 
JimDavis143 November 03, 2011
The timing on the "smoke" was great... good timing on the the fire button. I just text my wife and said, we are buying a fog machine! Congrats on the feature
salvador
 
salvador November 03, 2011
great shot, congratulations!
13atduvall
 
13atduvall November 03, 2011
Congrats
SusiStroud PRO+
 
SusiStroud November 03, 2011
Nice Capture, Congratulations on your Feature!
LornaWhitlock
 
LornaWhitlock November 03, 2011
Amazing! Congratulations
kerryanne
 
kerryanne November 03, 2011
Awesome shot! Congrats on your feature photo!
DiabloDeb
 
DiabloDeb November 03, 2011
Congrats.
PhotoArtByAstrid
 
PhotoArtByAstrid November 05, 2011
Thank you all.....xxx
xavierw PRO
 
xavierw December 06, 2011
Outstanding. Congrats!
kari357 PRO+
 
kari357 December 08, 2011
outrageously beautiful!!!
devosphotography
 
devosphotography January 21, 2012
Excellent picture,very nice
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jemoore76
 
jemoore76 March 11, 2012
Cool shot, congrats!
bkhhowes
 
bkhhowes March 18, 2012
This makes me wonder what she is thinking/feeling. So beautiful
UnobtaniumD
 
UnobtaniumD March 22, 2012
beautiful
RoseSmith
 
RoseSmith August 29, 2012
Simply beautiful !!!! CONGRATS !!!!!
JeffreyA PRO
 
JeffreyA August 29, 2012
nice
BrunoCote
 
BrunoCote January 14, 2013
Great capture, congrats on the feature!
Ujjwal
 
Ujjwal April 09, 2013
Lovely. Congratulation.
leighjg
 
leighjg January 18, 2014
this is a fantastic BW...
adoptedone
 
adoptedone February 05, 2014
Such a good shot!
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 June 10, 2014
congrats on peoples choice
PhotoArtByAstrid
 
PhotoArtByAstrid June 10, 2014
Thank you all for our very nice comments about this photo. And thanks to all who voted for my picture in the Dancers Photo Contest.
ArtQ
 
ArtQ June 11, 2014
Congrats on your Peoples Choice Award.
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 18, 2014
Congratulations on being the PC Winner.
thomasborn
 
thomasborn June 18, 2014
congratulations!! :) very cool work!

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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in a theater at Pieve di Ledro in Northern Italy.
Time
This was taken on 23/08/2010 at 21:41:59.
Lighting
The image was shot in ambient light, which was lovely and atmospheric but very low. I bumped up my iso to 3200 in order to make use of the light as best as I could since I was not using a tripod.
Equipment
I used my Canon EOS 5D paired with my EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens at 50.0mm. No flash was used to shoot this image. The settings were 1/100 sec; f/6.3; ISO 3200 Aperture priority; Evaluative metering. I was not using a tripod hence the use of a relatively high iso. The original canon EOS 5D lacked the modern noise-reduction technology that is prevalent today so noise was a bit of an issue.
Inspiration
I was with a group of photographers and we were invited to take some photos of a couple of dancers who were happy to perform for us.
Editing
The original raw file had some noise for the aforementioned reasons, so that was the first thing I took care of. I played a little with colour and contrast and then decided to try a black and white version of the image which I really liked. I then concentrated on making the smoke as visible as it could be (The smoke is real as there was a smoke machine). I vignetted the image slightly, applied sharpening and finally tweaked levels to add contrast.
In my camera bag
I carry the least possible equipment that I can to do the job, depending on what I am going to be shooting. I try to always include spare memory cards and batteries plus some cleaning stuff. I also take spare lens and camera back covers. Sometime I take my tripod and shutter trigger and occasionally I may take some filters with me.
Feedback
Try to be as steady as possible due to the low light conditions. With today's modern cameras noise issues are not a real problem. Having said that do use a tripod if you are allowed to take one. Watch the dancers carefully to try to anticipate their moves. Here it was not too hard as the dancer was moving slowly. Embrace the conditions that you find in the theater even if the light may be difficult. Personally I just love the ambient light in theaters however weird it may be and I would not dream of using flash even if it was allowed.

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