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Mexico ntl. ballet dancer
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist
 
Mexico ntl. ballet dancer
Mexico ntl. ballet dancer
Mexican National Folkloric Ballet performs on their home stage in Mexico City.
© Philip L. Holsinger
 
 
 
Murry Grigsby
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/12/2002
    Very nice action shot, Philip. Your timing and use of B&W are excellent.

5/25/2003 6:08:06 AM

 
Henny Grevelink

member since: 8/13/2002
 

Great timing Philip. Love the expression on the face of BOTH dansers! ;>)

 
Peggy Wolff
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/26/2003
 

Beautiful shot Philip! I love the motion of her dress and yet the rest of her is perfectly sharp. I also like the fact that her arms are up mimicing her dress and I love the second dancer being shown.

 
Peggy Wolff
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/26/2003
 

Philip, what speed film did you use with what f-stop and shutter?

 
Philip L. Holsinger

member since: 5/12/2003
 

The f-stop was 4 with a 35 expanded angle lens. I shot from side stage. I used aperture priority, continuous focus and no flash (due to this being a live performance) (burning a lot of film with a speed drive, of course)in order to freeze only the immediate area of focus when the stage lights, dancers and my lens were in sync. The effect, of course, is that in the right moment you freeze just enough to please the eye, while leaving "a living blur" as I will call it. You can see two more pics from this shoot further down the pages, here: The dancers bowing was at f-8, I believe, and the close up face was f-4 (with a 50 lens). There will be a test on Thursday (just kidding!!)

 
Philip L. Holsinger

member since: 5/12/2003
 

Dear Margaret,
I forgot...I use 400 speed film. It is as fast as I go.

 
Peggy Wolff
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/26/2003
 

I am surprised you were able to get this with a 400 speed film! Thank you so much for being so upfront about how you shot it! I find that so helpful! I hope you get the recognition you deserve with this photo. :o)
PS, I just tried Fugi 800 speed professional film after not trying a high speed film for years and was shocked at the quality. They have come a long way in the past 5-10 years with film!

 
Peggy Wolff
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 2/26/2003
 

Congrats on making it to the finalists, I hope to see this go further!

 
Murry Grigsby
BetterPhoto Member

member since: 8/12/2002
 

Congrats, Philip!

 
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