Gloria Sprung  

Dancer by Gloria Sprung

May 2020 - Dancer

About the Image(s)

This image was taken earlier this year at a street festival. The group of dancers with colorful Indian saris were performing on a stage. I got up close to the stage and shooting in burst mode took several shots of the performers and tried to isolate their feet. Camera settings are 1/500 sec, f/7.1 ISO 1600. I had to crank up the ISO to achieve a fast enough shutter speed. I used Lightroom for global edits and in PS I added sharpening and contrast , cropped and added a vignette.

4 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Gloria, on this image you just included the main component of the process, the feet of a barefoot dancer. You captured the action with the right foot in the air. The wardrobe is very colorful and somehow gives you a hint of the dancers procedence. You were able to freeze the movement. Here again we have an example of what means less is more. We do not need much more to understand the details of the image.   Posted: 05/09/2020 11:15:01

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
Really like the tight focus on the action of the feet and the dancer's bright colors. Using the higher ISO adds some noise (remember 'grain'?) which adds some interest for me.

It looks like there was some post processing on the left side of the image above his foot and along side the sari that could be further fixed a bit.

B   Posted: 05/11/2020 20:43:10

Randy Andre   Randy Andre
The focus on the feet and nothing else is great, nothing to really distract the viewer from what's happening in the photo- Dancing. I can almost hear the jingles of the bells on the dancers feet and then imagine many dancers all making "music"" while dancing to the music being made. Sharp with great texture. Nice   Posted: 05/15/2020 17:01:44

Daniel De Cort   Daniel De Cort
Nice subject, a lot is told about the whole by showing a detail. Beautiful colors, such as Bruce quotes at the top left some noise to post process.   Posted: 05/18/2020 13:53:13


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