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Cinco De Mayo dancers
Cinco De Mayo dancers

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Cultural Events (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Tamron AF 28-200mm f/3.8-5.6 Aspherical XR IF Super Zoom for Nikon
Location: Lompoc, CA
Date: May 3, 2007
Galleries: Performance, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2007

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Place: 16 out of 90
Avg (all users): 6.1119
Avg (commenters): 6.1000
Avg (participants): 5.9000
Avg (non-participants): 6.1491
Views since voting: 1378
Views during voting: 474
Votes: 268
Comments: 17
Favorites: 1 (view)

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07/19/2009 07:10:05 AM
I love the action and swirl of the dancers dresses. Nicely tilted angle too. Browsed your portfolio and i must say i am impressed by the quality of much of your work.
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07/24/2008 02:55:14 AM
amazing capture of such movement. these parties are always so much fun, and the mood is perfectly displayed here!
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04/03/2008 09:51:52 PM
As can be easily seen from the comments and challenge score, it's an appealing image. There's motion, a discernible diagonal (the flowing dresses), real feet with ankles and toes and an expressive human face in the middle that has anyone looking on. It's a fun shot, and as such, the tilt only helps it, IMO. I image this taken even closer to the central point of interest, the dancer's face, which would leave the external figures diminished to incidental parts. The blur would likely appear stronger, too, only adding to the pizazz with a little visual music.

Now, you could (play with curves in pp to) bring out those delicious whites and skin tones while darkening the ceiling and some of the wall, perhaps (to hide the fire extinguisher and fixtures), but this would, unfortunately, be controversial in Basic Editing. As I said already, it's a fun shot, and as such, I can appreciate and enjoy it as is. -What I'm thinking, quietly, to myself, is that an even better shot is hiding in the shadows.
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06/24/2007 12:26:24 AM
I really like the freedom that you have captured in this fun shot.....
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06/16/2007 06:02:50 PM
fun, nice capture of movement. the only thing that bugs me is the box on the wall beside the further left subject. but i realize in basic editing, not much can be done.
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05/20/2007 09:42:26 PM
Great sweeping capture. Congratulations on your top 20 finish.
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05/16/2007 09:24:35 AM
Very nice image and your highest score yet! I like the tilt and the sense of movement.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/14/2007 10:53:56 AM
nice image i like the movement
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05/13/2007 11:06:39 AM
Back to comment: I love the motion in this image. The tilt brings a dynamic aspect to the composition that earned the only 10 I awarded this challenge. Nice job.
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05/11/2007 08:12:29 PM
we girl in left b/ground distracting otherwise good composition
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05/11/2007 07:09:10 AM
i think the colour version would have been more effective.. still.. not bad..
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05/10/2007 12:33:42 AM
I like the energy that both the composition and flowing dresses/hair produces. I don't like the border though.
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05/09/2007 10:40:39 PM
Looks like they are having a ton of fun here. Looks like you used your flash though. I like the border, as I have used this border before too and people liked it. Hey maybe we could start a trend.

Good Luck with the challenge.
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05/09/2007 08:56:45 PM
Really nice, i like the camera angle, the mood is great too.
The motion blur brings out the fact that they are in...motion, and not 4 people just posing. I had to say that because some people might comment that there is blur
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05/09/2007 11:54:56 AM
nice action grab (I see the composition's balance as being not level (?))and some wide-angle distortion perhaps? good choice of monochrome
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05/09/2007 11:37:09 AM
I like the angle you shot this from. I think if it was in color, it would be more interesting. Very nice.
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05/09/2007 07:23:55 AM
The tilted horizon detracts a bit, IMO, especially around the ceiling of the room. The B&W conversion could have used just a bit more contrast. Subjects and composition are good. Overall a 6 from me.
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