Won't you CHARLESTON with me?

© Michelle Alton

Won't you CHARLESTON with me?

Ron McEwan 4/24/2011 3:45:39 AM

This is early if I can be the first to comment on your photo Michelle. Your theater work is marvelous my friend. Great action, expressions, like the way you slowed it down enough to catch the action of the dress well done as always #1371765

Douglas Pignet 4/24/2011 3:55:19 AM

another great B&W with wonderful tines...very nice #9366229

Jeff Robinson 4/24/2011 4:04:49 AM

Great composiiton, tones and capture Michelle! Happy Easter! #9366265

Jack Gaskin 4/24/2011 4:05:41 AM

Now this has that Speak Easy feel of the Prohibition Era, GREAT WORK....

Happy Chocolate Bunny Day
Jack #9366270

Gord MacEachern 4/24/2011 4:15:18 AM

You nailed this very difficult shot Michelle, very well done!!!
She will love this one!! #9366294

Gregory R. Gaskin 4/24/2011 4:39:09 AM

Wonderful framing, contrast, and tinting. Looking at this picture makes me want get some hooch and a Tommy gun. #9366333

Carolyn M. Fletcher 4/24/2011 4:43:12 AM

Well, I guess I could, but I'd probably step on your feet.. GREAT shot!! #9366338

Robert R. Goodman 4/24/2011 5:09:54 AM

Hi Michelle,Beautiful capture and treatment.Happy Easter!!!! #9366391

Anita Hogue 4/24/2011 5:26:04 AM

WOW, Michelle, this is absolutely stunning!
Happy Easter! #9366407

Deb Koskovich 4/24/2011 5:32:50 AM

Outstanding processing, it lends perfectly to the mood and feel of this period image! Don't you just LOVE Nik? #9366416

Rolando Rosito 4/24/2011 5:33:23 AM

This is marvelous Michelle, great work! #9366417

John Rivera 4/24/2011 5:45:43 AM

Michelle, This is really excellent work!
Everything about it is perfect.
Right into my favorites! #9366437

Monnie Ryan 4/24/2011 6:09:31 AM

Wonderful action capture, Michelle! Happy Easter to you as well! #9366503

Ellen Hodges 4/24/2011 6:18:45 AM

Fab capture, Michelle!! Love your blog, too!! #9366528

Amy M. Wilson 4/24/2011 6:23:19 AM

Fantastic capture and post processing... love it, Michelle!

Happy Easter!!! #9366548

Avril Young 4/24/2011 6:27:03 AM

I would love to do the dance...stunning capture lovely tones...outstanding work on this...Beautiful Michelle.... #9366564

Marilyn Cornwell 4/24/2011 6:32:23 AM

What a wonderful image of energy and pure enjoyment, Michelle! Beautiful! Happy Easter! #9366584

Bill Johnson 4/24/2011 6:34:08 AM

Fabulous capture Michelle. #9366586

Gail Sullivan 4/24/2011 6:43:53 AM

Fantastic work, Michelle! #9366629

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 4/24/2011 6:47:21 AM

Fantastic work indeed! A very unique and fascinating image, Michelle. #9366641

Deborah C. Lewinson 4/24/2011 6:56:26 AM

Outstanding image, Michelle! No one would know how challenging it was to get this. Love all your theater work!

Debby #9366656

Patti Coblentz 4/24/2011 7:09:00 AM

Wow..perfect stop action...love this one, Michelle!
Happy Easter! #9366692

Renata Gusciora 4/24/2011 11:10:59 AM

I just love it,Michelle!Excellent capture,amazing motion,fabulous focus,dof,tones,framing, feel,everything! Happy Easter!:-) #9366914

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/24/2011 12:54:16 PM

Outstanding work Michelle. Great use of space, tones and an artistic composition. Looks like a winner to me, it is definitely a favorite.

Happy Easter! #9367056

John Connolly 4/24/2011 3:34:30 PM

Marvelous tones, depth and treatment here Michelle! A remarkable image, that's for sure!
Happy Easter to you and all your family! #9367236

Patrick Rouzes 4/24/2011 5:04:33 PM

Lovely lighting, tones, clarity, poise, comp & beauty captured here, Michelle! It is ready to hang in your office! WTG! #9367367

Terry Cervi 4/24/2011 8:15:06 PM

You did a great job with this wonderful shot, Michelle! Very nicely done! Happy Easter to you too! #9367568

Barbara Waldoch 4/24/2011 8:18:04 PM

Fantastic work, Michelle! #9367575

Ann Coates 4/24/2011 9:31:11 PM

I really like what you have done with this image Michelle, it works really well. A beautiful capture. #9367643

Rony Sagy 4/24/2011 9:54:45 PM

Spectacular work, Michelle. #9367658

Rona L. Schwarz 4/24/2011 10:31:19 PM

This is a terrific action image, Michelle! Love the expression on her face and the lovely fluid movement of her dress. Wonderful post processing - the B&W tones are excellent and and the light is fantastic! #9367673

Ken Smith 4/25/2011 3:59:39 AM

Your recent portraits have been super, Michele..no exception here. I hope we see this one again! #9367882

Val Feldman 4/25/2011 8:11:48 AM

Absolutely beautiful work. I ditto Ken - this one is a winner. Kudos!! #9368477

Jill Odice 4/25/2011 12:20:13 PM

Your editing really gives this an old time look. You captured the emotion on her face perfectly! She looks like she is rerally enjoying herself! #9368809

Lester A. Garcia 4/25/2011 2:42:52 PM

Beautiful creation! #9368940

Tammy Espino 4/25/2011 6:34:24 PM

Happy belated Easter! :) This is a work of art!! #9369323

Phyllis A. Houghton 4/25/2011 10:26:32 PM

Your BW photos are superb. I will have to write down your plug-in. Your work is incredible. #9369572

Brett Dolsen 4/27/2011 2:21:25 AM

Outstanding creative work,timing and composition Michelle! #9372123

Heather Loewenhardt 4/27/2011 8:45:30 PM

This is just outstanding work. Thank you for the information you supply. It is very helpful. #9375422

Nikki McDonald 4/28/2011 4:00:26 AM

Brilliant idea and work on the background, Michelle -- this is a terrific shot and so very well presented. #9376036

Peter Anderson 4/28/2011 6:24:43 AM

Excellent moment in time that has great action, motion and expression. Love the tones! #9376678

Cindy Campbell 4/28/2011 9:23:06 AM

Superb, full of emotion and technically beautiful. #9377176

Dick Jenkins 4/29/2011 8:27:27 AM

Lovely Michelle, just lovely. The features and dress of the dancer are just perfect for that era. #9379601

Mitch Spence 5/1/2011 11:23:24 AM

Your sc treatment here is inspired, Michelle, and simply so right for this great image. My, brings back memories. I was in "The Boyfriend" back in college. I think the character name was Dulcie--maybe. I did learn to Charleston--and squeal--ooooo--excitedly. :) #9382939

Khalid Al-Issa 5/3/2011 10:44:00 PM

a wonderful capture Michelle ! and nicely composed. #9387899

Mike F. Anderson 5/11/2011 8:33:46 PM

Like the composition, like the crop and framing, like the processing and presentation, LIKE IT! #9400526

Tammy Espino 5/18/2011 4:20:47 PM

Big congratulations on your finalist :) #9411126

Amy M. Wilson 5/18/2011 4:27:37 PM

Big congratulations on your fabulous Finalist, Michelle!! #9411167

Ron McEwan 5/18/2011 4:32:04 PM

A well deserved Silver my friend WTG #9411196

Courtenay Vanderbilt 5/18/2011 4:34:44 PM

Congratulations, Micelle, on a well deserved Finalist! #9411210

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/18/2011 4:48:52 PM

Congratulations, Michelle, on this superb finalist!

Best wishes for the next round. It gets my vote big time!

Debby #9411302

Ellen Hodges 5/18/2011 5:25:29 PM

Huge congrats and very best luck on your awesome finalists, Michelle!! #9411542

Lester A. Garcia 5/18/2011 5:42:09 PM

This is an outright winner for me, Michelle. Congratulations on this finalist. #9411614

Susan K. Snow 5/18/2011 5:47:27 PM

Outstanding theme, Michelle, and amazing work. Wonderful composition, tonality, sensation for the era, and capture. I like the work you've done with Nik. I could use some advice from you.
Congratulations on your finalist!!!!

Jeana Clark 5/18/2011 6:04:03 PM

Just beautiful!!!!!
Congratulations Michelle on this
wonderful & deserving Finalist!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!

~J~ #9411745

Rolando Rosito 5/18/2011 6:05:42 PM

Congratulations!!! good luck next round! #9411753

Patricia A. Stalter 5/18/2011 6:07:23 PM

Congratulations! I can clearly see that you put some work into this one. #9411761

Freddy Bland 5/18/2011 6:09:54 PM

Wonderful finalist, Michelle!!! #9411773

Marcel J. Fernandez 5/18/2011 6:22:43 PM

Michelle, a big congratulations to you on your delightful Finalist. #9411839

Susan D. Royce 5/18/2011 6:32:20 PM

What fun!! Congrats on your finalist! #9411897

Ann Coates 5/18/2011 6:34:09 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic finalist Michelle. #9411905

Marilyn Cornwell 5/18/2011 6:46:40 PM

I'd be so happy to live anywhere,
What would I care,
As long as you were there...

Congratulations on these gorgeous alive images, Michelle! #9411965

Gail Vitikacs 5/18/2011 6:47:39 PM

This is so beautiful and well deserved! Congratulations! #9411971

Memoriee G. Sconce 5/18/2011 6:50:57 PM

Congrats nicely done.
Memoriee #9411992

Mitch Spence 5/18/2011 7:01:13 PM

Oh, yes. Superior it is. Congratulations. #9412036

Mukesh Srivastava 5/18/2011 7:08:07 PM

Outstanding work..Huge congratulations for Finalist win, Michelle!!!! #9412065

Phyllis A. Houghton 5/18/2011 7:13:17 PM

Congratulations Michelle on your finalist. This is a big winner. #9412087

Jeffrey R. Bange 5/18/2011 7:16:02 PM

Congratulations Michelle on your finalist photo and best of luck in the next round. #9412104

Mike F. Anderson 5/18/2011 7:36:45 PM

Congratulations Michelle - I knew this one was going somewhere ... :-) #9412166

Mary Timman 5/18/2011 7:57:38 PM

Congratulations Michelle! #9412252

Lorna Shutter 5/18/2011 7:57:59 PM

Two absolutely wonderful Finalists, Michelle!!! CONGRATULATIONS and Good Luck in the next round!!!!! :)
Photobucket #9412255

Graeme yew Chow 5/18/2011 8:05:26 PM

Fantastic and funny image. Big congratulations, Michelle. cheers for the next round for the big win. #9412289

Denny E. Barnes 5/18/2011 8:18:00 PM

Big Congratulations again, Michelle on your excellent and well deserved finalist!! Beautiful!! #9412345

Terry Cervi 5/18/2011 8:40:33 PM

Congrats on your very well deserved finalist, Michelle! #9412414

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 5/18/2011 10:10:05 PM

Congratulations on this unique finalist, Michelle. #9412548

Usman M. Bajwa 5/18/2011 10:46:16 PM

This is a WOW shot, Michelle, bound for the top award. CONGRATZ on your terrific Finalist, good luck in the next round!!!

UB. #9412584

Mary K. Robison 5/19/2011 12:54:28 AM

Congratulations on this lovely Finalist, Michelle, and best of luck to you in the next round! #9412813

Marijana Fajgl 5/19/2011 1:27:41 AM

Amazing capture, Michelle! Big congratulations! #9412860

Millie A. Talarico 5/19/2011 4:18:53 AM

Congratulations, Michelle on this unique capture and Finalist! #9413146

John Rivera 5/19/2011 4:19:32 AM

Congrats on your finalist Michelle!
It's always been a winner in my eyes! #9413149

Heather Loewenhardt 5/19/2011 5:05:47 AM

This is a well deserved honour Michelle. Congratulations. #9413272

SaMi Martin 5/19/2011 5:39:58 AM

Beautiful finalist Michelle; Congratulations! #9413425

Carla Capra 5/19/2011 6:30:29 AM

Hi Michelle;
What an awesome action moment you have captured here. Congratulations on receiving this deserving Finalist Award.
;) CC #9413580

Karen Celella 5/19/2011 7:00:00 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist, Michelle! Terrific work! #9413701

Tarun Bose 5/19/2011 8:09:22 AM

Congrats for your excellent finalist, Michelle. #9413933

Bill Johnson 5/19/2011 8:17:37 AM

Congrats on your Finalist entry and good luck. #9413973

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/19/2011 8:52:08 AM

Way to go Michelle, gorgeous!

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!

jo ann c. #9414100

Bojan Bencic 5/19/2011 1:08:33 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Michelle. #9414619

Marilyn K. Lincecum 5/19/2011 1:32:11 PM

WTG!! Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round !! #9414722

Patrick Rouzes 5/19/2011 5:59:48 PM

HOpe to see this in the next round, Michelle! Congratulations on this masterful & well-deserved finalist, my friend! #9415347

Patti Coblentz 5/19/2011 6:01:53 PM

Fabulous finalist...and a winner in my books! Congratulations, Michelle! #9415354

Debra R. Harder 5/19/2011 7:25:57 PM

I loved this when I first saw it, Michelle! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9415604

Rona L. Schwarz 5/19/2011 7:37:10 PM

Me too - loved it I mean. I think both of them are terrific and I'm sure one of them will make it to the Winner's column! Huge congrats on the Finalist. Apologize for my absence...once back from out of town I discovered we had a critical publication deadline with a very short turnaround, and then had computer problems. Such is life... #9415650

Danny B. Head 5/20/2011 6:48:37 AM

Love it! Congrats! #9416827

Carolyn Morgan 5/20/2011 7:45:54 AM

Great light and motion Michelle - you are putting together some wonderful images!
Congratulations #9416896

Lydia Williams 5/20/2011 9:52:54 AM

Fantastic finalist, Michelle! Great!
Congratulations! #9417164

Joseph T. Pilonero 5/20/2011 10:08:54 AM

I love this!! Great tension with her placement in the photo. And wonderful use of selective color. Great work. Great shot. I hope to see gold on this. TED #9417178

Amanda J. Tanner 5/20/2011 4:09:27 PM

Congratulations Michelle! Beautiful Finalist! #9417992

Sharon Sawyer 5/20/2011 5:47:59 PM

Whooooooo Hoooooooooo!!! WTG Michelle! HUGE congratulations on your fabulous and well deserved finalist! #9418386

Ken Smith 5/22/2011 1:59:30 PM

No surprise here! Congrats, Michele! #9422339

Merna L. Nobile 5/22/2011 2:14:33 PM

It is with great pleasure that I offer my congratulations on your award for the month of April. Merna


Susan K. Snow 7/28/2011 6:04:01 PM

Very creative, Michelle and terrific work with Nik filters. Now, I know whom to ask when I need help!!!!

Congratulations on your hard work and creativity. You have been recognized and awarded accordingly for your finalist. Well done!!! #9560738

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"Won't you Charleston With Me?" (from the show, "The Boyfriend") performed by members of the "LustigDanceTheatre" delighted the attendees of the Princeton Festival Gala fundraiser on April 9.
Converted to B&W with Nik Color Efex Pro, and then partially backed off on the effect using a control point.
Also, there was a huge mirror behind the band area (how weird is that?) making photography a huge challenge. In this view, I've filled the mirror with reflections of the floor to replace some worse distractions of the true reflections.
Happy Easter to Everyone who Celebrates it!

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/60 seconds, Flash: fired, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 2500, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 24.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 4/24/2011 3:20:20 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist

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