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Again Throughout Eternity



My friend (and model-dancer) Sandy Moore provided beautiful, graceful movements for this long-exposure shot.

My friend (and model-dancer) Sandy Moore provided beautiful, graceful movements for this long-exposure shot.
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Contest Finalist in Lapse Of Time Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Long Exposure Experiments Photo Contest
Honorable Mention in Ballerinas And Dancers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Ballerinas And Dancers Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Shutter Games Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Artistic Expressions Photo Contest
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Moving Fast And Quick Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Young And Active Photo ContestTop 20 class
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Showing Movement Photo ContestTop 30 class
Long Exposure In Nature Photo ContestTop 30 class
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26 Comments | Report
ornani
 
ornani June 29, 2012
beautiful art
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions July 06, 2012
nice work
melissa3339
 
melissa3339 October 12, 2012
Vey nice!
desertpagan
 
desertpagan October 12, 2012
Wicked cool work!
rachmonte
 
rachmonte October 31, 2012
Nice and dizzy~
scorpioprithu
 
scorpioprithu December 18, 2012
Beautiful!
Djorn
 
Djorn December 23, 2012
Wonderful work!
FruitCocktailCreative PRO+
 
FruitCocktailCreative January 06, 2013
This is so beautiful. Word's cant describe it.
timot78 PRO
 
timot78 February 27, 2013
Superb execution
susanchappellpalladino
 
susanchappellpalladino April 27, 2013
So very magical! Beautiful!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana September 02, 2013
A wonderful shot!
onyanita PRO+
 
onyanita September 09, 2013
beautiful...very impressive skills!
orinsiliyaphotography
 
orinsiliyaphotography October 17, 2013
Nice Capture Sarah
Ian_obscura
 
Ian_obscura September 03, 2014
Beautiful shot!!
waynepaget Premium
 
waynepaget September 04, 2014
Very well executed!
RAPJones
 
RAPJones August 10, 2015
Amazing sense of movement... A wonderful composition and a fantastic result!! Congrats...
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon August 11, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in Artistic Impressions competition.. Amazing
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon October 15, 2015
Congratulations on your Finalist Win in the Shutter Games competition
Homachoki
 
Homachoki October 18, 2015
Nearly "Blue Dancers" from Edgar Degas?;-)
roxananegru
 
roxananegru October 19, 2015
Wow Sarah! This a wonderful and creative idea of shoting! I absolutely adore this photo. Can you tell me please how did it?
sarahallegra PRO+
sarahallegra October 27, 2015
Thank you! It's actually not too hard, I had my model Sandy wear a very soft, flowy dress with a big skirt which I knew would swish around a lot; that helps with blending later. Since she's a dancer, I just told her to dance within a certain distance so she'd still be in frame. I shot it intentionally with a slow shutter speed to get the blurred look you see here - the actual settings will depend on where you're shooting. Anyway, I had Sandy dance around for a while in a few different spots, selected my favorite images and blended the frames together in Photoshop using layer masks. Oh, and make sure your camera is locked down tightly on your tripod and doesn't move between shots! That'll help you a LOT doing your post work :) Good luck! Give it a try, it's fun and really not hard!
gioulagio
 
gioulagio September 15, 2016
amazing photo!love it!!
Witmar
 
Witmar October 07, 2016
beautiful work
Mono-BLVD
 
Mono-BLVD October 08, 2016
Stunning!
darcysutphin-delia PRO
 
darcysutphin-delia November 04, 2016
Congratulations!
pyemaw
 
pyemaw July 18, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique.
pyemaw
 
pyemaw July 18, 2017
Very nice,very amazing.

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Behind The Lens

Location
At a forested area not far from my home on the inner edge of Los Angeles. You'd be surprised how much nature there is here if you look for it!
Time
About 6pm, just as the sun was sinking.
Lighting
This was all natural light, I used a very long exposure (and a sturdy tripod) to capture the images despite the waning light.
Equipment
A Nikon D5100, an old 35-70mm kit lens and a sturdy (but lightweight) tripod.
Inspiration
This was inspired by the show Battlestar Galactica which plays with the idea of the same fate happening again and again. I also wanted to play up Sandy Moore's, my model, extensive dance background, blending her graceful movements together into a graceful cycle of repetitive fate.
Editing
I blending numerous images of Sandy dancing into each other to create the dreamy, endless feel to her movements. I also played with the color, enhancing the natural blue, twilight look this had. A few tweaks of curves finished it off!
In my camera bag
A Nikon D5100, a 50mm 1.8 lens, an old 35-70mm kit zoom lens, a lightweight, collapsible tripod, several cheap remote shutter releases and some snacks! You never know when your or your model's blood sugar might get low.
Feedback
Dancers have the most graceful movements and are just a dream to photograph! If you can find some flowy clothing to put them in, like this chiffon nightgown, it will enhance their gracefulness even more. Generally, when I'm photographing dancers and don't have an extremely specific pose I need from them, I just give them a general outline of what I'd like and then let them go. The movements they'll come up with are usually much better than anything I would have suggested!

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