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Copyright: Karen Arnold (dareco) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-10
Categories: Event
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1.25 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-24 6:44
Viewed: 1305
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is not at all what I was trying for, so I was quite surprised when I first saw it. I thought it showed the movement quite well and after a long time of debating decided to post it. I'm sorry for the lighting which was very harsh.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-06-24 7:10]


génaile ton image, quel effet, ce mouvement total, ce flou, ces eeux visages qui se touchent presque, superbe compo.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Karen
The lighting looks fine. Its amazing how much movement can be captured in 1.25 seconds. Nicely done.

une tres belle compo où en effet il ya du mouvement..mis en scene de façon tres originale...
j'aime beaucoup!

Hello Karen,

I have surprised myself by how much I like this!
Normally sharp focus is high on my agenda but today, I have undergone a learning process! Here, you have achieved circular movement in a most artistic way without any sharpness!
There is a little oe on the skirt but that in no way spoils the movement that you were trying to achieve. Bravo my friend!

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

The black bg no doubt adds to the success of this shot. It is easy to focus on the movement wothout being distracted by other stuff. Serendipity.
warm regards

Hi Karen,
A very nice photographic approach of photography. The slow shutter speed is well chosen, the dancer is still recognizable. The motion blur makes it special. Fine posting Karen!

Nothing to be sorry for Karen , i like this image a great deal , surprisingly for you , he he , whatever you wished to achieve it simply turned out quite inspiring nonetheless , the effect of motion is very well rendered , noiseless and the BG adds no extra distraction the eye goes straight to the dancer, fine looking picture my friend,
Thank you for sharing !

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2009-06-25 5:34]

Hi Karen

Superb motion blur that makes these dancers resemble Siamese twins! excellent fluidity & mood, with good colour. Tfs!

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1349 W: 256 N: 2110] (13344)
  • [2009-06-25 8:00]

Hello Karen.
I like this composition and looks very interesting to me.
Like a ghost dance.
Janek Kloss

Hello Karen,
Nicely composed image and movement effect...
Good result...
Selahattin E

Hello Karen,this is quite an amazing picture, because of your slow shutter speed we see the girls face from several angles; it has an almost ghostly effect.
I agree with others, that the dark bg was perfect, without it, there would probably have been too much distracting us, and we wouldn't have been able to concentrate on the dancer.
Tfs, regards Jean.

wow neat movement with this blur, verey creative approach to this, thanks scott

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2009-06-25 11:05]

hello Karen,
I think this is what can be called a happy accident.I love the sense of movement and the colours too.It has a nice artistic feel to it.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-06-25 13:31]

Hello Karen !

Great achievement!
Made and played great, congratulations.
Have a beautiful evening,

Hi Karen,
Interesting shot, almost thought I was drunk for a second there :). Almost looks like a painting.


Hello Karen,
I am glad you posted this. The movement is most mesmerizing and is emphasized. This provides and example that the absence of sharpness in an image could be enjoyed and appreciated. Best regards...

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  • zomik Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 229 W: 56 N: 314] (3599)
  • [2009-06-30 4:17]

Hi Karen,
very interesting work, congratulation :)
best greetings

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  • ashi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 13 N: 82] (572)
  • [2009-07-07 20:58]

Spectacular! truly shows what can be achieved by accident!! Thanks.

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  • Doudou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 2 N: 1533] (8802)
  • [2009-07-10 10:06]

Bonjour Karen,

Une photo qui me plaît beaucoup, de part sa décomposition où chaque figure trouve sa place et puis ses couleurs qui font de ta photo quelque chose de fantastique!!!
Bravo pour ta publication!!!!

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