Freddie Kelvin  

Kneeling by Freddie Kelvin

November 2020 - Kneeling

November 2020 - Freddie Kelvin


About the Image(s)

From a dress rehearsal of Dance Kaleidoscope performing arias by Puccini, in this case "Vissi D'Arte" ("I live by art"). The title of this aria seems appropriate!
This dancer has only been with the company a year or so, and is already its leading male performer.

1/400sec. f3.5. ISO 3200. Editing was essentially limited to cropping, increasing exposure and slightly decreasing orange saturation.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade

I like your choice of the moment to expose this shot. You have some great triangles, curves, and lines working for you. The pose is at the maximum point of stress on the performer's body creating tension for the viewer. Your editing choices were very good, as well.I have no worthwhile suggestions for improvement. Congratulations on an excellent photograph.   Posted: 11/03/2020 11:43:19

Brian Swinyard   Brian Swinyard
(Group 21)
Freddie, I hope you don't mind me taking this opportunity on your Study Group page to thank you for your kind words on my image 'The Dove Has Flown' in October on SG21 which are much appreciated. Unfortunately, our page was closed for comments before I saw your comments and could reply. I love using the technique of Intentional Camera Movement as the result is different each time. I wish you well in your endeavours and I look forward to seeing some of your results. Changing the subject, I love your image this month particularly the golden glow on the body and the visual contrast of the blonde cropped hair against the brown skin tones. I also love your image in October which is a good example of moving the camera while the shutter is open. Well done.   Posted: 11/04/2020 11:57:38

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
Freddie, you've really captured the moment! The post-processing is excellent.   Posted: 11/05/2020 16:24:36

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Freddie, The colors in this image are outstanding. I believe the reflection makes the image; also the great pose.   Posted: 11/09/2020 11:50:52

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
This is such a beautiful artistic image. The usual colouring of the model makes this so unique. I even like the spot of light playing on the knee. Good work Freddie, and I must say that Tosca's VIssi d'arte is one of my favourite Puccini arias. I decided to played it while I was looking at your image and it enhanced it even more   Posted: 11/14/2020 11:07:10