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Dance Power (5/6)

Posted by
Magda (Vancouver, Canada) on 1 June 2009 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

Don't forget, tomorrow's Silly Tuesday!!! :)

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Willow http://willowtree.aminus3.com/portfolio/ wrote:
I am looking for a new challenge. Anyone interested in joining me? Anyone have any suggestions?

We have had some interesting challenges here on AM3 - B&W street photographs, self-portraits, and the ongoing favorite "Silly Tuesday". Now I feel like it's time for something new. I have a few random ideas that are mainly based on the fact that they are far outside my usual comfort zone -

- an exploration of a single color, maybe a favorite color
- abstracts
- composites

Any other thoughts? Any takers?

NIKON D80 1/320 second F/3.5 ISO 400 75 mm (35mm equiv.)

Thank you so much for taking your time to visit and comment on my photographs. It is greatly appreciated! :)
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Rags from Plano, United States

Beautiful eyes!

1 Jun 2009 5:09am

@Rags: Thank you!

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

A very different perspective for a portrait! And the DOF was really creative. Well done,Magda!

1 Jun 2009 5:14am

@Mithun Varma: Thank you Mithun!

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

A miniature Madonna! :) Great point of view on this diva Magda!

1 Jun 2009 5:41am

@Monique: Thank you Monique! ;)

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Such a beautiful portrait! Love the angle and the shallow DOF.

1 Jun 2009 6:44am

@Giovanni: Thank you! :)

Linerberry from Sumner, Christchurch, New Zealand

A wonderful portrait!!! Thank you for the Silly Tuesday plug!!

1 Jun 2009 6:54am

@Linerberry: Thank you! And you're welcome! :))

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

Fantastic eye make-up Magda - you're a real pro!!! :)

Awesome angel and DOF. I have been wondering - what mode do you shoot in?

1 Jun 2009 6:58am

@Mandy Provan: Thank you Mandy! It took me many tries to get the make-up just right for the competitions! ;) I shoot in manual with manual focus most of the time because the lens has a mind of its own and I lost too many great shots when the focus was "off" the subject.

Gary Hart from California, United States

Magda, your images continue to amaze me.

1 Jun 2009 7:08am

Ian Bramham from Manchester, United Kingdom

great use of colour and dof + I love the angled composition!

1 Jun 2009 7:24am

@Ian Bramham: Thank you Ian!

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

I like all of your ideas for a challenge. This is not my favorite shot of your daughter. I'm just too use to seeing her beauty.

1 Jun 2009 7:41am

@Craig: Thank you Craig! Those ideas came from Willow.... I'm hoping that more of AM3 members will join in the fun! ;) Just remember Craig that those images are from a dance competition. I'm not used to seeing my girls looking like this also. ;) I don't like seeing them in make-up (too young for that!)so thank goodness it happens only few times a year! :-) Thank you for being honest!

Jean-François from Les Issambres, France

superbe prise de vue ! quel angle ! *************

1 Jun 2009 7:44am

@Jean-François: Thank you! :)

Veronelle from Lens, France

:-)) nice

1 Jun 2009 10:56am

@Veronelle: Thank you

Yvonne Simons from Tilburg, Netherlands

She is a great model, her skin is beautiful, and her make-up too!!

1 Jun 2009 11:13am

@Yvonne Simons: Thank you Yvonne!

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Little girls love to 'dress up' so I'm sure this was fun for them, however, there are plenty of years ahead for makeup. <grin>
Looking back over my years, it's great to be at an age where a little lipstick and a touch of blush is all I use. :D

1 Jun 2009 11:16am

@Judy: Tara didn't mind as much but Paige had hard time with the make-up... a lot of tears! ;) But, we all survived! hahaha

Marion from Cincinnati, United States

Magda, great angle! I love how you focused on the make-up. Great job, they sure have to sit really still for these eyeliners :) My girl just could not do that! Maybe by the next performance. :)

1 Jun 2009 11:49am

@Marion: Thank you Marion. The make-up isn't easy to put on, that's for sure but after many tries we did it! :)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a beautiful series of photos.. You are working with great models :).

1 Jun 2009 12:25pm

@Sarito: Thank you!

Ada Panich from S.Benedetto del Tronto, Italy

Fabulous portrait Magda, fabulous!!

1 Jun 2009 12:32pm

@Ada Panich: Thank you Ada

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Great use of D of F -- amazing portrait as usual

1 Jun 2009 1:17pm

@LESLIE: Thank you Leslie

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Oh, I'm dying to know who her make-up artist is ?!? Gorgeous shot Magda...those eyelashes on that beautiful porcelain like skin is just perfection!!! 5 big stars for me!!

1 Jun 2009 4:46pm

@Susan: It wasn't easy but with so many face painting I've done I was able to pull this off! ;) Thank you Susan

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Oh my goodness! Look at that make-up!!

1 Jun 2009 4:55pm

@john4jack: :))

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

Very cool shot, i am doing something, i dont know how interested people are but it is that i post a picture of a flower each monday. what are your thoughts

1 Jun 2009 5:32pm

@Onlymehdi: Thank you! Your idea sounds great. I hope you let Willow know too! :) He is looking for more AM3 members to join the fun! :)

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

I like the angle!

1 Jun 2009 6:02pm

@vu@granby - Wolfgang: Thank you

marc battault from clermont ferrand, France

a sumptuous "diving" magda!
kiss!

1 Jun 2009 9:07pm

@marc battault: :)) Thank you!

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

Strong, bold image.

1 Jun 2009 9:47pm

@Daryl Johnson: Thank you Daryl!

Bill from Belton, United States

The focus is on the eyes.... and lovely they are! Very nicely shot Magda!

1 Jun 2009 11:42pm

@Bill: Thank you Bill!

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

gorgeous close up and wonderful colors!! the tones of the hair are just wonderful!! so are the sparkles!!

2 Jun 2009 11:35am

@dj.tigersprout: Thank you so much!

Pascale Kisilak from Paris, France

De très beaux portraits sur ce blog. Bravo

2 Jun 2009 5:50pm

@Pascale Kisilak: Thank you

NIKON D80
1/320 second
F/3.5
ISO 400
75 mm (35mm equiv.)