Freddie Kelvin  

Slanting by Freddie Kelvin

April 2021 - Slanting

April 2021 - Freddie Kelvin


About the Image(s)

I am increasingly fascinated by applying intentional camera movement to dance performance. Obviously, it greatly helps that dancers are themselves usually on the move.
Editing involved greatly increasing exposure (long exposure with sudden change in stage lighting can be tricky!), increasing saturation of all colors, and some cropping. Exposure for image was 1/4 sec.

6 comments posted

Barbara E Miller   Barbara E Miller
You certainly made something out of almost nothing here. I applaud your eye for seeing the possibility! The colour saturation is so well done. There is an air of mystery in the movement.
  Posted: 04/07/2021 08:03:52

Mark Laussade   Mark Laussade
This immediately makes me think of jellyfish at the aquarium.Using an odd number of subjects almost always works better. I like the colors and the slanted orientation of the figures makes the image more dynamic than if they had been perpendicular to the stage. A very creative idea executed well.   Posted: 04/07/2021 09:19:11

Richard Siersma   Richard Siersma
This is another aspect of photography that I would like to explore; so far I have created some interesting backgrounds to use as replacement backgrounds but nothing as nice as what you have presented. Very ethereal.   Posted: 04/10/2021 15:26:00

David Price   David Price
I have tried taking pictures of dancers moving but have produced nothing as good as this. I like the colours of the dancers and the background complements them. I think the image is enhanced because the figures are slanting and not vertical.   Posted: 04/11/2021 11:05:48

Oliver Morton   Oliver Morton
Freddie, I really like this. The image makes me think of three kites rising into the sky. But, the feeling isn't one of "a child's joy of flying a kite", but rather something much more special.

When I read your technique, I was impressed. Changing the lighting while the photograph is being taken must have been frustrating. However, it certainly worked out well! Nicely done.

  Posted: 04/12/2021 09:53:59

Nick Muskovac   Nick Muskovac
Freddie, You did a good job of capturing moving people; Usually it is difficult to get a good picture; However, you have done it. You also brought out the background very nicely.   Posted: 04/13/2021 22:20:56


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