At Night We Dance

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by sir_bazz, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. sir_bazz

    sir_bazz Team Papparazi

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    This one was shot for a comp with the theme being "13".

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    bazz.
     
  2. isaaus

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    I like it, portrays the sweet innocence :thumbup:
     
  3. two40

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    Innocent yes but at the same time, it's pretty dark/moody because of the lighting.
     
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    ^^ totally agree.. There's an innocence there but I get a sense of darkness lurking close by..
     
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    ^^^ agree, it's at the back of her, the shading of it
     
  6. isaaus

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    ^^^^ Yes there is dark lurking there but innocence is that she isn't aware of it.
     
  7. Dropbear

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    That is totally gorgeous.. best shot I've seen here for a long time...:thumbup:
     
  8. cleary

    cleary Mental in the Face

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    +1, thanks for sharing bazz :)
     
  9. NismoR31

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    like it a lot bazz.
     
  10. cleary

    cleary Mental in the Face

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    ps let us know how you go in the comp
     
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    Very Nice Sir Bazz, I cant belive you manage to keep a bit of floor space so tidy. I reckon I've seen most of your photos with the same floorboards :lol:

    Care to share setup/ modifier used - single light off Right but its a really controlled light spot - falls off really quickly

    My only comment and maybe its my monitor/ or might be the plan -> is the back of the head and back fall off too black a bit too quickly
     
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    Fantastic photo, nice vision and execution :thumbup:

    Only nitpick is the backside of the child being a tad too dark...besides that nice control of light!
     
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    sir_bazz Team Papparazi

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    Funny you say that man as I've just recently started to change the way I think about the images I want to make. Beautiful images are fairly easy, and call me slow, but I'm now starting to think it's a bit of a cop out.

    I'd like to start doing dark, moody and gritty stuff which I think will be a lot more challenging creatively. Anyway we'll see what happens over the next few months as it might end up in the too hard basket. :)

    Thanks for asking....2nd place out of 95. Happened to come up against a pretty good image from a guy in the US but still pretty happy.

    Leave the floorboards alone dude...it's like a signature now. :)

    Yeah setup was a single light high on camera right. Had to get a slightly larger light spot on the floor to cover the dolls so used a gridded beauty dish, (without diffuser). The RAW file looked much worse than I expected so had to do a fair bit of selective shadow recovery with my new favorite tool, Viveza. I would've like to recovered a bit more detail from the back of head and back but there's only so much you can do in post.

    All in all though it's been a pretty good last few weeks in the comps for me. The highlight was getting one through to the finals of Moran Portrait Prize...and I didn't even need to use the floorboards for that one. :)

    bazz.
     

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