Andrew Hersom, APSA, PPSA, AFIAP  

Marquee dancers by Andrew Hersom, APSA, PPSA, AFIAP

November 2021 - Marquee dancers

About the Image(s)

This was shot at a public ballet rehearsal outside in a marquee in North West USA a few years ago. There wasn't much light and the tent background was messy with text, notices and impedimenta. So a slow shutter speed and blurred dancers. The background was tidied up using clone and spot heal brushes then the image run through Topaz.

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

David Blass   David Blass
Andrew, you've effectively conveyed the motion of the dancer on the left with the slow shutter speed, but the action of the one on the right is not as obvious to me. Without the original image, I can't see what the use of Topaz did for the final image.   Posted: 11/09/2021 09:46:37

Mike Cowdrey   Mike Cowdrey
I think that this would work better if the right hand figure was cropped out and part of the remaining top was also removed. the right hand image is only partly in view any way, and does not portray the same movement as the girl on the left. You are then left with a colourful and interesting image, which will stand alone very well!   Posted: 11/10/2021 06:03:17
Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
Yes I agree that some of the top could be cropped to advantage.   Posted: 11/21/2021 08:36:01

Ian Ledgard   Ian Ledgard
My first thought on seeing your image was exactly what Mike has suggested. All the interest is in the left hand half of the image. Minor improvement then would be to clone out that white sparkle in what looks like a hair slide.   Posted: 11/10/2021 13:14:23

Mark Southard   Mark Southard
I like the motion illustrated here but the overpowering bright light behind the male is a bit distracting..   Posted: 11/12/2021 12:50:37

Jim Hagan   Jim Hagan
The image of the girl dancing is great but I feel it needs something else. At first I thought the left hand might have been that of an instructor. If it is, then it should not be so blurred. If it the hand belongs to another dancer then I would like to see more of the second dancer included in the image.   Posted: 11/14/2021 20:25:55

Andrew Hersom   Andrew Hersom
I quite like the right hand figure but agree it would be better if he was closer to the woman dancer and perhaps not cut off. Sadly that's all I have in the image bank.   Posted: 11/21/2021 08:37:46