Prima Donna

Michael Khoury 7/3/2004 10:18:33 AM

I like this have captured a wonderful moment with good composition and gentle colour and light... #144355

Leanne M.E. Boyd 7/3/2004 11:06:37 AM

Lovely image, Aaron! #629966

Bonnie C. Lackey 7/3/2004 12:31:29 PM

Inspired... #630011

Joshua De la Cruz 7/5/2004 7:10:53 PM

I like it. #632840

Isabel L 8/15/2004 12:44:45 AM

Great shot Aaron. Congrats!!!! #711259

Dan Holm 8/15/2004 2:06:06 AM

Tremendous capture, Aaron!! Congratulations!! #711351

Kristen McKain 8/15/2004 5:22:42 AM

Nice! Congrats! #711623

Rick Riddle 8/15/2004 6:14:01 AM

Great Shot Congrats. #711838

Nicole Boenig-McGrade 8/15/2004 8:07:43 AM

Hi Aaron, this is such a lovely photo and love the lighting!!!!! What more can I say - CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

Would you mind sharing how you got such good lighting? I am about to take some shots at a ballet studio and this is the lighting I'd love to achieve but am challenged as the studio only has a small window and fluorescent lights above.

Kind regards from West Australia
Nicole #712087

Aaron R. Whitney 8/15/2004 8:11:04 AM

Thank you to my rooting section on this one. There are always so many great photos on here, to have one of mine win is a great honor. Everytime I get one in the running, I look at all the entries and think my chances are pretty slim... lol I am very happy this one was chosen. #712092

Aaron R. Whitney 8/15/2004 8:25:27 AM

To Nicole

This was a fluke shot in a way. I was setting up for a couples first dance shot at a wedding. Doing my practice/light check shots for a dragged shutter shot of the bride/grooms dance, the little girl jumped out on the floor with the bride/maids. I was braced against the wall with no tripod. It was a pretty dim room so I was getting pretty good shots with anywhere from 1sec to 2sec exposures. Sometimes I will add a rear curtain flash to shots like this also. It can add a nice glow around the subjects. If you are doing a hand hold, it helps to have a stationary item in the frame. Like the chair in the background. The stationary item will be out of focus, but so much more in focus than the moving subjects, it will create the illusion of sharpness and give the movers/dancers a stable environment. A tripod is really the better plan, but not always possible shooting a wedding. Just be prepared to shoot a whole lot of junk, to get the one good shot. You are firing the shutter before your subjects even get where you want them to be. It is a guessing game. Hope this helps.
Here is the shot I was setting up for when the prima donna shot happened.

Aaron #712125

Aaron R. Whitney 8/15/2004 8:27:08 AM

oops, would not let me imbed it. #712127

John Wright 8/15/2004 9:01:52 AM

Nice work Aaron... Right time, right place that's 90% of a good photography shot... :-)

Congrats! #712268

Nancy Grace Chen 8/15/2004 11:20:36 AM

Very cute shot! Congratulations on your First Place winner!!

Nancy #712494

Janet Detota 8/15/2004 12:27:45 PM

Congratulations, Aaron! Aren't flukes cool?! #712676

Evy Johansen 8/15/2004 6:27:41 PM

Wonderful image, Aaron! Many congratulations! #713394

Robin L. Wehrman 8/16/2004 4:57:51 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding image Aaron! and your first place win! #714085

Kelly Abernathy 8/16/2004 5:00:17 AM

Congratulations on your first place win Aaron! So cute! -K #714090

Mette Vendelboe Allison 8/16/2004 10:07:06 AM

Big congrats from me:-) Very cool and very unique! #715018

Dale Ann Cubbage 8/16/2004 2:30:12 PM

Congrats Aaron! This is wonderful! Great capture of the moment! #715621

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/21/2004 5:24:33 AM

Outstanding shot, Aaron. By far my favorite of the winners this month. Great work!! #725499

Kathleen R. Struckle 8/26/2004 11:53:10 AM

Awesome image Aaron!! Congrats on you win!! #736508

Aaron R. Whitney 8/26/2004 12:09:59 PM

Thank you so much to everyone that has commented on my photo. You all have made this very fun and special.

Great bunch we have here!

Aaron #736532

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Uploaded on 7/3/2004 9:14:25 AM

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Camera: Nikon D100 Digital SLR Camera Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner

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