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Dancing in the Snow

Discussion in 'Portrait' started by fractal, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    So my daughter wanted me to take pictures of her in the snow. Nothing like a willing model! She also wanted to wear her ballerina outfit.

    I took these with my Nex7 and SZ 24mm 1.8. Processed in LR.

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    That's a fun set, nicely done. :)
     
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  3. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    What a lovely set!
     
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  4. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

    352
    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    Nice shots. I like the color tone and that you got the snow falling. Very dreamy. She should be happy with her session :D
    3rd one is a little blurry to me. What would happen if you processed that one in b&w and punched up the sharpness/clarity? Might be interesting :p
     
  5. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Thanks Nyartboy!

    Yeah, I missed on the 3rd one a bit but liked her smile in it. Because of the natural contrast with all the snow, adding contrast and clarity immediately darkened everything and made it look too harsh. I found that lowering the contrast brought out more detail. I was interesting playing around with these shots in LR. A vast majority of the shots I took I ended up deleting.
     
  6. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris


    Thanks!
     
  7. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Oct 8, 2013
    USA
    Very nice / unique photos...she must be dedicated to put up with the chill in a ballet outfit like that.
     
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  8. SpaceManSpiff

    SpaceManSpiff TalkEmount Top Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2013
    Tucson, AZ
    Eric
    Oh Fractal, these are really nice! Playful and dream-like...something out of a fairy tale. I like the first and last one the most. What did your daughter think of the result?
     
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  9. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Thanks! This was in my backyard so we went in and out of the house a few times to warm up.

    Thanks SpaceMan! She loved them. :)
     
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  10. izzikiorage

    izzikiorage TalkEmount Veteran

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    Jul 30, 2013
    That's really well shot... Love the whole tone
     
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  11. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Yup, these are great Chris - #1 is my favourite :thumbup:
     
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  12. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Really nice idea. #1 for me.
     
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  13. christian

    christian TalkEmount Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2014
    Boston MA
    Nice pics! I especially like the first one!
     
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  14. OldNoob

    OldNoob TalkEmount Veteran

    223
    Oct 30, 2014
    Great theme!
     
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  15. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

    352
    Mar 2, 2014
    Miami
    David K Fonseca
    Hey just saw you featured in the Daily Inspiration on Steve Huff's site. Congrats! Nice job :)
     
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  16. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris
    Thanks! I finally built the courage to submit something. :)
     
  17. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Just saw the Steve Huff article. Congrats!!!
     
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  18. Pitter

    Pitter TalkEmount Veteran

    She is really brave!
     
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  19. TedG954

    TedG954 TalkEmount All-Pro

    Nov 29, 2014
    South Florida and NE Ohio
    Ted Gersdorf
    Very nice. Your daughter is to be commended for the idea! It worked out so very well.
     
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  20. jeffmurray

    jeffmurray TalkEmount Veteran

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    Dec 18, 2014
    Hobart, Australia
    Jeff
    Great shots. Blue is the perfect colour for this scene.

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using TalkEmount mobile app
     
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