Dancing in the Snow

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

  1. fractal

    fractal TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

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

    davect01 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

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

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    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 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    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 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jun 17, 2014
    Southeastern PA
    Chris


    Thanks!
     
  7. roundball

    roundball TalkEmount Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    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 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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 Subscribing Member

    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

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    Oct 30, 2014
    Great theme!
     
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  15. DigitalD

    DigitalD TalkEmount Veteran

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    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 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

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

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro Subscribing Member

    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 Hall of Famer

    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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