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A Delicate Balance
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njsabs


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Challenge: Free Study 2010-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4.0L IS
Date: Apr 11, 2010
Galleries: Studio, Children
Date Uploaded: Apr 13, 2010

WOW...I have been close three times to winning a free study ribbon.....but this is a first...and a personnel best as well.

Thank you for all the great comments and votes.

This is Ella, a 12 year old ballerina that was a joy to shoot. She is extremely flexible, and we had fun coming up with several poses that were unique and different. This pose was toward the end of the session....I have tried this before with several other ballerina's that I have photograph, but none ever came out quite as good as Ella's. And yes, she was able to hold this pose for about 3 to 4 seconds....which allowed me about 5 to 6 frames to shoot. Thanks again, this is great!

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 394
Avg (all users): 7.6364
Avg (commenters): 8.9286
Avg (participants): 7.5096
Avg (non-participants): 7.9744
Views since voting: 11103
Views during voting: 363
Votes: 143
Comments: 82
Favorites: 82 (view)


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11/01/2011 03:53:11 PM
I love this shot!
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12/17/2010 07:36:56 PM
Stunning shot. I am in awe of the clarity, pose, and lighting.
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06/28/2010 01:44:18 AM
quality shot!!!! absolutely amazing!
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05/12/2010 11:36:49 PM
Congratulations on your BLUE & on the Great Portrait!

This truly IS Amazing! :)
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05/12/2010 11:20:53 AM
That girl's parents must LOVE you.
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05/12/2010 09:39:47 AM
Stunning . . . and I just realized that you created the balloon girl image I liked so much a couple of weeks ago. Beautiful work!
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05/11/2010 10:09:14 PM
Superb shot, pose, lighting, composition, processing.....the whole thing just works. Would have definitely been a 10 from me if I voted in this one. Congrats again!
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05/11/2010 01:59:29 PM
This is so stunning Jennifer, your photography is a joy to behold. Congratulations on your win.
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05/11/2010 12:46:25 PM
Originally posted by sekarmalathy:

I go speechless when I see this. You get the best out of your model to get the right mood, pose and expressions. You are awesome at B&W shots in particular. Huge congrats on your Blue and PB!

Raj


WOW!

i agree with Raj, awesome photograph!!
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05/11/2010 11:09:18 AM
Gasp! What can you say. It's breathtaking!
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05/10/2010 09:05:29 PM
Congratulations. Beautiful shot and fantastic pose - incredible that she was able to hold that steady.
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05/10/2010 07:47:11 PM
Beautiful!!! Congrats :)
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05/10/2010 12:01:09 AM
I go speechless when I see this. You get the best out of your model to get the right mood, pose and expressions. You are awesome at B&W shots in particular. Huge congrats on your Blue and PB!

Raj
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05/09/2010 10:52:28 PM
This is fantastic! Congrats to you!
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05/09/2010 10:36:26 PM
Very lovely. Congratulations!
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05/09/2010 07:55:54 PM
Congrats!!!
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05/09/2010 07:19:35 PM
*shaking head* I have NO idea how that girl pulled off that pose, but the entire shot is sublime. Great work and congrats!
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05/09/2010 09:29:17 AM
It's a brilliant photo. It just seems to me - well, if I attempted the same thing - to be a painful way of posing. ;-Þ Congratulations on another ribbon-winning entry.
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05/09/2010 08:04:19 AM
Congrats again Jennifer!
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05/09/2010 02:01:21 AM
Congrats on the blue! Excellent lighting and very unique pose!

Message edited by author 2010-05-09 02:02:51.
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05/08/2010 08:41:59 PM
Congrats on the win, the new PB, and an outstanding image! Your work is just amazing and jaw dropping. wow!
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05/08/2010 08:10:04 PM
Wow! This is a perfect balance pose! Its really looks like that she is trying to balance the last few grams of her body with her fingers.Amazing!
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05/08/2010 06:00:49 PM
She really can balance that way? This is simply fascinating to me. Wonderful!
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05/08/2010 03:44:06 PM
WELL deserved blue! :D
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05/08/2010 03:25:20 PM
magnificent, well deserved win... the tones are INCREDIBLE!!! would love to know your post processing, software, etc...
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05/08/2010 01:42:32 PM
Although just looking at this photo makes my toes hurt it is, of course, another brilliant shot by Jennifer. Congratulations on a blue in a Free Study!
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05/08/2010 01:37:04 PM
When I first looked at this, I thought "there must be a cloned-out wire holding her up". I guess I was wrong! :) This is one of the best pictures I've ever seen here on DPC, and the fact that she can pose like that is amazing! First class job by photographer and model!
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05/08/2010 12:41:20 PM
Congrats Jennifer ... I have to PM you with my story !
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05/08/2010 12:28:19 PM
Congrats, so beautiful.
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05/08/2010 12:10:23 PM
Impressive work for the pose, the capture, and the processing - congratulations!
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05/08/2010 11:51:22 AM
I can't say any more than - Excellent!!!
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05/08/2010 10:57:01 AM
congratulations on your FS blue ribbon Jennifer, this shot (and you) deserve it very much.
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05/08/2010 09:57:30 AM
What an intriguing and unusual pose - Love it! Beautifully taken and processed - congrats on your Blue ribbon!
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05/08/2010 09:57:12 AM
LOVE this. she is beautiful, perfect set up and emotion captured. gratz on your pb and ribbon! you are on a roll i see!

Message edited by author 2010-05-08 09:57:47.
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05/08/2010 09:42:49 AM
wonderful picture Jennifer...well deserved Ribbon, and a personal best to boot...it's a great day here in DPC land isn't it...
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05/08/2010 09:22:03 AM
STUPENDOUS shot !!! wonderfully presented. Huge congrats on the Blue !!!
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05/08/2010 09:07:55 AM
What a beautiful and unusual capture. Well deserved ribbon!
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05/08/2010 08:24:40 AM
simply stunning, well done
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05/08/2010 06:51:50 AM
Perfect! I love looking at it. Congrats with well deserved FS ribbon.
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05/08/2010 05:18:56 AM
Superb in all respects. Love this image! Big congrats!
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05/08/2010 04:14:25 AM
I don't normally add ribbons to my favorites anymore, because I generally think they're pretty bleh. This one though is incredible. There's not a single thing I can come up with that I would suggest to improve it. The pose is brilliantly unique, the facial expression is perfect, and the lighting is very fitting. The slight blur of the hand bugged me for half a second, and then I realized that's part of the reason I like the photo so much. It almost makes it appear like she's levitating even though she's clearly touching the ground. I can't explain it, but I love it.
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05/08/2010 04:10:57 AM
Amazing portrait! Congrats on the ribbon, the score, the new PB. Great job.
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05/08/2010 04:04:57 AM
Congratulations on your blue! A wonderful photo.

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05/08/2010 02:20:16 AM
Damn... I voted this early and sorted it into my top group, the 7's... Then Forgot to finish voting until late tonight, and missed it in the bumping, or I'd have pushed it up to 9 for sure. Lovely image, ethereal and illusionary. Well-deserved blue...
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05/08/2010 02:01:05 AM
Simply stunning! Congrats on the Blue!
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05/08/2010 01:23:14 AM
Excellent capture! really beautiful image! Congratulations!
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05/08/2010 01:17:35 AM
This is really beautiful, and very well done! Many congratulations.
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05/08/2010 12:31:57 AM
In my entire life, I have seen few photos this good. Stunning falls way short of describing it. Creative is but a shadow of this out of the box creation. Jenn, I am so proud of you for taking this wonderful image, processing it just right, and sharing it with us.
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05/08/2010 12:29:19 AM
Congratulations on the Blue!!! I'm so glad that this won, very rarely does my favourite image in a free study win. Thank you for the brilliant image.
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05/08/2010 12:27:20 AM
Absolutely stunning image beautifully captured. Congratulations!
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05/08/2010 12:23:45 AM
Wow...Just a awesome image....New PB too.....way to go Jenn.....Congrats!
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05/08/2010 12:16:16 AM
huge congrats on this professional presentation..and the ribbon
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05/08/2010 12:14:40 AM
Great shot!! congratulations on the blue.
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05/08/2010 12:14:33 AM
:D Congrats on the ribbon.
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05/08/2010 12:12:12 AM
congratulations. very well done.
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05/08/2010 12:11:17 AM
Amazing capture....well deserved.
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05/08/2010 12:10:43 AM
Wow! Congratulations Jennifer- wonderful!
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05/08/2010 12:08:53 AM
Jennifer, Congratulations on your blue and personal record. Very professional!
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05/08/2010 12:04:41 AM
Simply amazing. Great tones and contrast and the subject speaks for itself. Congratulations on a well deserved Blue Ribbon! :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2010 10:06:24 PM
Wonderful light and pose. Stunning!
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05/07/2010 01:59:56 PM
I'm impressed. 10
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05/07/2010 10:58:21 AM
Perfect - 10
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05/07/2010 02:16:30 AM
you could just as well put your name in the title, your images are so distinct! wonderful!
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05/06/2010 01:40:11 PM
Great lighting and pose.
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05/06/2010 12:01:42 PM
Must be a 21_F.gif njsabs image. Beautifully executed - great light, wonderful toning. Characteristically crafted.
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05/06/2010 07:49:53 AM
Such a lovely photo and b&w works so well here. One of my top vots. Good luck.
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05/05/2010 07:01:14 PM
What an amazing photo and pause. Nice lightning and bw
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05/03/2010 04:28:58 PM
Great shot. Well done.
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05/03/2010 12:08:54 PM
this photo has a lot of potential its crisp and the black and white is the cherry on top
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05/02/2010 06:39:49 PM
Simply gorgeous *10*
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05/02/2010 06:34:45 PM
Absolute perfection.
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05/02/2010 04:49:34 PM
OK how does she do that. I would have just broken my feet. Anyway I like the studio shot and the subject...Looks painful though.
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05/02/2010 01:07:48 PM
flawless bw tones...
as far as the pose is concerned...i am convinced that one has to born with this sort of "superhuman" strength and most importantly talent. i love the concentration and calm/relaxed expressions on her face. impressive all around!
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05/02/2010 09:48:58 AM
Impressive pose!
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05/02/2010 06:30:22 AM
what an awesome photograph, well done. 10
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05/02/2010 04:29:01 AM
Awesome! perfect lighting, composition, and an amazing pose! Great shot
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05/01/2010 11:56:04 AM
How on earth does she do that????? Beautiful. 8
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05/01/2010 11:05:02 AM
WONDEFUL!! (not voting)
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05/01/2010 02:52:01 AM
brilliant and unique.
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05/01/2010 02:45:34 AM
wow,,, great one,,, excellent ballance,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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05/01/2010 01:16:44 AM
A perfect photo.
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05/01/2010 12:10:06 AM
Great B&W shot! Favorite!
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