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La Belle Danseuse
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Challenge: Footwear III (Basic Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D7000
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Date: Feb 20, 2012
Aperture: f/13
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/200
Date Uploaded: Feb 21, 2012

Thank you so much. This wasn't a particularly difficult shot, it just required a 10 foot Ladder, a single strobe, one of my daughter's good friends from ballet, and a swiffer to polish up my living room floor. As several of you commented though, I did view this photo as a bit of a Degas tribute and the processing reflected that. Degas believed that the beauty of the dancer existed not just on the stage but in the grace and poise of every day activities. This image was designed to create that impression as well. My only meaningful processing was to soften and desaturate the image somewhat to give it a somewhat older and more painterly feel. Thank you for all the wonderful comments, for only my second blue ribbon, and for a personal best score. It means a lot to me.

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 117
Avg (all users): 7.5774
Avg (commenters): 8.8571
Avg (participants): 7.4000
Avg (non-participants): 7.6759
Views since voting: 4126
Views during voting: 351
Votes: 168
Comments: 37
Favorites: 12 (view)


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03/03/2012 01:28:16 PM
Congrats on such a terrific image!!!!
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03/02/2012 06:44:09 AM
So incredibly gorgeous!! Love the processing on this.
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03/01/2012 05:41:36 PM
I gave this a 10. Beautiful shot!
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03/01/2012 03:56:55 PM
Congratulations! Outstanding image!
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03/01/2012 06:23:57 AM
Yes this was my winner too, wonderful in every way,Congratulations.
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02/29/2012 11:35:55 PM
Congratulations! A really well earned blue ribbon for this exquisite shot.
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02/29/2012 10:20:32 PM
Congrats on your ribbon and new PB.
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02/29/2012 06:28:51 PM
Congratulations Bob on another beautiful photograph, and outstanding composition. And of course, high congrats on your personal best!
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02/29/2012 04:15:07 PM
Go Bob!! Well-done. Congrats!
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02/29/2012 02:32:26 PM
Congratulations on your well deserved ribbon.
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02/29/2012 01:20:27 PM
Can't say more than my original comments. Congrats on the Blue and a new PB!
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02/29/2012 12:14:48 PM
Fabulous image, Bob. Congrats on the new PB and shiny blue. A pity you couldn't clone out the strap - it's such a modern detail
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02/29/2012 11:51:44 AM
Loved, loved, loved this shot and am thrilled to see this win the blue! Congrats!

I'm a HUGE Degas fan and your photo immediately made me think of his body of work! Brilliant!!!! Gonna have to fave...better late than never!
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02/29/2012 11:06:37 AM
Such a wonderful shot. Well composed with beautiful tones and light.
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02/29/2012 02:52:26 AM
What a beautiful image, Bob. Many congrats on your ribbon and new PB.
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02/29/2012 02:32:08 AM
Congrats, lovely image.
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02/29/2012 01:45:36 AM
Beautiful image- love the soft glow. Congrats on the blue!
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02/29/2012 12:43:45 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved.
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02/29/2012 12:33:14 AM
Gorgeous. Congrats on the blue!
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02/29/2012 12:24:13 AM
Congrats. Love the softness to this.
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02/29/2012 12:05:49 AM
beautiful shot
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02/29/2012 12:02:12 AM
Yes well deserved.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/28/2012 11:36:50 PM
Nice perspective and absolutely lovely processing. It really makes this a beautiful image.
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02/28/2012 11:36:31 PM
Beautiful shot - reminiscent of a Degas pose.
As this is my favourite in this challenge I've come back to bump it up to 10.
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02/28/2012 11:44:40 AM
I love this and its my winner so far.And still is back for a boost.
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02/28/2012 11:33:21 AM
Except for that white spot on her shoulder(looks like a reflection off a strap), this is a superb setup. Great angle she is set up on and the darker tones.
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02/28/2012 11:28:44 AM
The top down view and the direction of the body is very powerful.
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02/28/2012 04:29:36 AM
Well I guess if this doesn't ribbon, I'll eat my shoe. Splendid tones, subject comp, and well just about everything. 10
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02/26/2012 01:16:23 AM
Personally, I think this should ribbon. 10
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02/23/2012 09:09:31 PM
Great shot! Love the perspective and composition. I'd probably like it even better in black and white. In my top 5. Good luck!
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02/23/2012 06:36:28 PM
very nice photo, the shoes don't seem to be the focal point for me eventhough they're on a third.
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02/23/2012 12:17:06 PM
Top 3, lovely
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02/23/2012 11:09:28 AM
I love the point of view and the overall feel of the photo. It is beautiful
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02/22/2012 01:55:05 PM
Very nice. A winner. Perfect comp. Lovely tones. Nice story. Big Congrats. Like my 2 word comments?
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02/22/2012 01:05:34 PM
Excellent shot, everything works.
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02/22/2012 09:52:25 AM
An absolutely beautiful shot! The color, the softness, BRILLIANT!
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02/22/2012 12:06:11 AM
Oh... so lovely!


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