Dancer on the beach!!

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  1. lee_alkureishi

    lee_alkureishi TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,

    it's been a while since I posted - been preparing for exams :( They're in 5 days time, so my procrastination levels have now gone through the roof (hence i'm posting on here) :D

    This was taken last night, on Ocean beach in San Francisco. D70, handheld (I know, I know...) with the 18-70 @ 70mm. ISO 1600, 1/10sec, wide open (hey, I made do with what I had on me at the time) :p

    I ran down to the beach from the cafe I was at, to catch the last colours in the sky, and found this lone figure dancing... Oh well, each to their own :) I'm not complaining tho...

    Here's the shot - Levels/contrast in PS, then median filter to even things out a bit and reduce the noise a bit more. Having said that, the original was pretty sharp - I must be getting better :)

    C&C appreciated,

    Leeko

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  2. PixelPerfect

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    very noisy
    hard to get past that
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The flapping arm is a fun elememt to this photo, but all in all it looks quite blurry and extremely noisy.
    But I see why these colours had you sprint out of the café to take a photo! However, without the dancer not even these wonderful colours would be able to save this one...
     
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    You've done a cool job with the stripes and the composition, and the person helps a lot... but, it is, I would say, too noisy to be pleasing - sorry!! :(

    Rob
     
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    Hi,

    thanks for the comments. I've taken 'em onboard, and had another play around with this pic. Here's another, less noisy, version. I'm not sold on which is better - any thoughts?

    Thanks again,

    Leeko

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    I like the newer one. the person deff. sells the pic. I like it because the first time I saw it I laffed and smiled, and know I want to run down a beach waving my arms... but it maynot be as much the photography as the subject. but I think its a keeper.
     
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    second one is better, but as said before, too noisy, and out of focus. Hard thing too shoot though
     
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    It's OK or good, not bad, not great. Not an easy shot I guess. DOn't really care for the flapping arms either, looks like he's trying to make like a seagull
     

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