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p.1 #1 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks



I posted my first shoot in New Mexico with one group of dancers a couple weeks ago. These shots are from my second and third shoots in New Mexico, using a different group of dancers.

The first three shots are from my third shoot, where I wanted the dancers to be more in my face. I actually wanted more of a grunge look, more primal attitude, but these girls were just way too innocent to pull that off.

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Aug 10, 2012 at 02:37 PM
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p.1 #2 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


These silhouettes are, for me, some of the neatest I've seen.

I've seen a lot of dancers in the woods, desert, etc. shots, and this series is the first time it seems to "fit" and natural. Good stuff.

-T




Aug 10, 2012 at 03:09 PM
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p.1 #3 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


hi,

From this set, image #11 is my favorite.



Aug 10, 2012 at 03:35 PM
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p.1 #4 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks



Thanks, T-Bone, I've really been getting into silhouettes lately. In the other shots, I wanted them to interact with the landscape, so I appreciate your comment on that.

Steady, when I do these shoots, I let them pick up to 15 shots that I'll edit for them. I couldn't believe that she didn't pick this one! Definitely my fave of the series.




Aug 10, 2012 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #5 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


11 and 12 for me Ron.


Aug 10, 2012 at 04:29 PM
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p.1 #6 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks



Thanks, Sean! I'm totally digging shooting these silhouettes!



Aug 10, 2012 at 09:04 PM
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p.1 #7 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


11, 12 & 13


Aug 10, 2012 at 11:13 PM
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p.1 #8 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


i like #11 very much


Aug 11, 2012 at 01:11 AM
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p.1 #9 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


the pose/fall in number 8 is stunning. you should try that pose again with a better background. really stunning. the silhouette ones are all really nice as well!


Aug 11, 2012 at 01:28 AM
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p.1 #10 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


Hi, Ron,

Agreed: number 11 is really special. The "godbeams" really frame her nicely and she's oriented directly to the light. Number 13 is also very nice. I like the silhouettes better because there's a more "universal" connection with the environment in these, not related to any particular kind of environment such as desert rocks. They could be anyplace where there's a neat sky. There's also a nice graphical element to them. I think there's some real potential for continued study of this theme of dancers in the sky. (I might have to work on this myself!)



Aug 11, 2012 at 03:20 AM
 



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p.1 #11 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


11,13 are fantastic shots.

Thanks for posting
Hatch



Aug 11, 2012 at 08:49 AM
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p.1 #12 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


man, 11 is so good! Great job on these Ron


Aug 11, 2012 at 01:46 PM
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p.1 #13 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


killersnowman wrote:
the pose/fall in number 8 is stunning. you should try that pose again with a better background. really stunning. the silhouette ones are all really nice as well!


Yeah, Tyler, I knew that background was going to be a problem, just wanted to see if it would work. It did work, but the BG didn't. Thanks for your comment!



Aug 11, 2012 at 02:16 PM
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p.1 #14 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


Steve Wylie wrote:
Hi, Ron,

Agreed: number 11 is really special. The "godbeams" really frame her nicely and she's oriented directly to the light. Number 13 is also very nice. I like the silhouettes better because there's a more "universal" connection with the environment in these, not related to any particular kind of environment such as desert rocks. They could be anyplace where there's a neat sky. There's also a nice graphical element to them. I think there's some real potential for continued study of this theme of dancers in the sky. (I might have to work on this myself!)


Thanks, Steve. I don't know what's really going on, but I'm really drawn to silhouettes right now. I like the idea of dancers in the sky. Lot to work with using the sky as a BG. I look forward to seeing what you come up with! Some of your shots with that dancer on the beach is still with me...



Aug 11, 2012 at 02:18 PM
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p.1 #15 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks



Thanks, Patrick, CNN, Hatch and Thorne!



Aug 11, 2012 at 02:19 PM
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p.1 #16 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


all a great bunch but 13 is my choice,,

very nice work,,

Derry



Aug 11, 2012 at 04:07 PM
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p.1 #17 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


Nice set, Ron.

One thing that makes these shots special is the jump shot that looks like the dancer is high in the air. With that in mind, my comment on #1 is to only have the jumping dancer in the shot.



Aug 11, 2012 at 04:14 PM
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p.1 #18 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


Great job Ron - many of these are awesome. I particularly like #'s 5, 8, 11, 12 and 13. You really hit their peak moments (forms? not sure what they call it) on those silhouettes.


Aug 11, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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p.1 #19 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


derry1 wrote:
all a great bunch but 13 is my choice,,

very nice work,,

Derry


Thanks, Derry. 13 is my second favorite of the bunch.



Aug 12, 2012 at 03:47 AM
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p.1 #20 · Not so Urban Portrait Series -- Dancers on the Rocks


Jim Rickards wrote:
Nice set, Ron.

One thing that makes these shots special is the jump shot that looks like the dancer is high in the air. With that in mind, my comment on #1 is to only have the jumping dancer in the shot.


Thanks, Jim!

You can see how far below I am the girls in the other two silhouettes. In 13, I simply cropped the rock below her out of the shot, and it gives the impression she's even higher than she is, as well as due to my position below her.

On those first few shots, I wanted to work on shots with dancers doing different things with the first one kind of in my face. It helped that they were twins.



Aug 12, 2012 at 03:49 AM
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