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Hey, well, I am unlikely to win, but I have been working hard on some pictures I took at a ballet practice/demo. I have been focusing on two, and looking at different ways to edit them, etc, and yielded the following two pictures, with a few small variations of the same thing. I am giong with the guy for the weekly contest just because, while I like the girl pictures much more, she could just be laying on the floor without moving. No way to tell I captured the moment that only lasted for a second during the routine, whereas the guy is clearly leaping and captured in action....oh well. Also, when i resized the closer crop lost all the fine detail in her eyelashes (visible in the original) and her shirt, etc, so, it looked like garbage at the resized settings.
In addition, I only had my 50mm and 100mm Fdn lenses with me, and I was on the front row like a couple feet from them most of the time, so it was hard enough to get any shots at all as it was.The girl is heavily edited already, several graduated filters to dump the background and make it look like there was a spot light on her. The light was a very very faint blue, had to shoot at f2.0 to keep the shutter speed up at ISO...800 I think? maybe 1600, would have to check. But, they were just in a normal classroom type stage, so I tried to dump the background...big projector in the back and all. Anyway, help out with tips if you can!
Let me know if you have any tips or advice, a real struggle for me to figure out what to do or why.