Donna Paul  

Ballerina Thinking by Donna Paul

May 2020 - Ballerina Thinking

May 2020 - Donna Paul


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Canon D6 IV, size 1024x867, 124 KB, f/4.5, 1/60 sec., ISO -100.
I took out most of the color.

3 comments posted

Jim Mahoney   Jim Mahoney
By removing color, you have made the image look toned and I believe that it's an appealing look. It emphasizes her expression and takes attention away from the bright background.   Posted: 05/22/2020 12:17:05

Manfred Mueller   Manfred Mueller
I agree with Jim's view, the desaturation definitely works here. I wonder if the background is still a bit too light and distracting?

In situations like these, I often concentrate on the distracting aspect and leave the subject more or less as is.

  Posted: 05/22/2020 18:10:29
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Salvador Atance   Salvador Atance
Hi Donna, considering your personal goal is to have the shot well in camera, I prefer the color one, the original. You have a wide spectrum of tones. The position of the subject into the frame in my opinion is good, and can be seen good color at the skin and color diferences between the fabric of the two parts of her dress. Also can be seen the pink colors of the laces at the dance shoes. Focus is on the face as it should be and detail let us appreciate some loose hair on top her head. Other colors at the scene are not so brilliant neither intense as take out protagonism to the dancer. Very natural and relaxed image.
In the conversion desaturating the whole picture I don't think you have improved the image, I don't know if partial desaturation leaving the dancer in her original color perhaps will result better than in your election.
  Posted: 05/23/2020 11:32:18


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