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embas October 28, 2017
Awesome
 
mputorti November 24, 2017
I always look for something I havent seen before. This is phenomenal.
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Katnott December 14, 2017
What an amazing capture! love the location and everything else awesome job!
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edrobson December 21, 2017
Supercool.
 
DavidFreire Feb 17
Awesome!
 
LotusRadiante Mar 11
Magic!
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jamiethomas Apr 12
Stunning. well played.
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carltanner Apr 17
"The train's stopped. I can get out!!! YIPPEEE!!!!" Everyone else: What the....??!!! :) All I can say is I've never been that flexible!!! :)
 
kaitharpe Oct 01
That's an amazing shot and athlete.
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Wow, amazing. Great action shot.
 
Jakes Oct 03
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
 
Jakes Oct 03
Wow!!!
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It is a great achievement for both of you.
 
Am11 Oct 03
This girl is flexible, amazing shot.
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Peter-Strydom Oct 03
Well done Helen, an award well deserved, love your attitude.
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edj41 Oct 04
Absolutely love this capture, a very well done for the entire process!
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Thank you all for your lovely, kind comments, which I really appreciate. This is an actual photo, and not photoshopped, as suggested by some catty people on the Viewbug FB page! The beautiful young lady is a world class ballet dancer, who was only 15 when this one was taken.
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Alfredo_Jose Oct 05
Outstanding!
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vitor Oct 06
Fantastic!
 
aydnzabayolu Nov 02
süper.
 
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IvanKo Nov 22
Mind the gap, please! ))

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Dancer getting off a train

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Winner in Dancers in Motion (No Nudes) Photo ChallengeMay, 2018
Won Contest Finalist in Strong Foregrounds Photo ContestJanuary, 2018
Won Contest Finalist in Metro Stations Photo ContestDecember, 2017

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Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken on a busy London Underground station - its not photoshopped!
Time
It was taken midweek in the afternoon, just as the afternoon rush hour was starting.
Lighting
The lighting was a nightmare! The Underground has ugly, flat, light which is not flattering for anyone. I needed to use a fast shutter speed to capture the dancer mid flight, so I couldn't rely on a slow shutter speed to let in some more light. I had to work with the conditions as they were and then improve matters in post production!
Equipment
I just had my camera - tripods and flash are not allowed on the Underground unless its a photoshoot arranged for when the station is closed to the public.
Inspiration
I love dance photography and take a lot of it. Any opportunity that I get to take a shot of a skilled dancer in an usual location, I grab with both hands!
Editing
There was no choice with this one, as the light was so flat and ugly. I shoot in RAW so I was able to brighten up the image and remove some of the grain that had resulted from the high ISO I had used (the price I paid for the fast shutter speed!). I processed this one in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex.
In my camera bag
I normally just have my camera and the lenses I plan to use that day in my camera bag. My all purpose lens is my 24-70mm f2.8L and I supplement this with my 70-200 f/2.8L or one of my prime lenses (I have 85mm and 135mm prime lenses) to suit what I plan to shoot. I rarely use flash or tripods.
Feedback
You have to be flexible and imaginative for shots like this. Officials are often eager to evict you from public places, so you have to plan your shot before you start shooting, get yourself and your subject into position and GO!

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