I love Theater. The music, the lights and the management of light makes the audience sit for hours. During my college days in theater class, I learnt that it is only the harmony, the synchronization among the artists,and precisely speaking the free flowing of the movements that counts.
It is not easy to perform on the stage when the 2000+ eyes are riveted towards you. Moreover its also not easy to click when the scene changes every second.
What do you say folks?
Clicked at Guru Nanak Auditorium, Ludhiana.
Ceremony: Tribute to Indian Cinema, for completing 100 years.
Aperture settings:- f/5.0
Shutter speed :- 1/500
ISO :- 3200
Tripod :- No
Flash :- No
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macjake (45588) 2013-08-15 9:05
Well done with this photo my friend.
The conditions must have been very difficult to execute a fine photo, but you have done just that! Impressive work of the theatre life. The final product is one that i'd be very happy with myself. Bravo.
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-08-15 10:01
There is a cliché among actors, "Never work with children or dogs," which is only to warn against being upstaged no matter what happens.
I think the saying might also apply to photographing children on stage -- there is a real danger of verging into the realm of "creepy." You have avoided this danger here quite successfully. Whether deliberate or happenstance, the soft focus on the first child (she is in front of the shallow DOF that resulted from the relatively-open f/5 aperture) keeps her from being "too real," while the crisper focus on the children in the middle shows their playfulness.
Stage lighting can be impossibly difficult for photography. You've done well here!
Indrasish (2351) 2013-08-15 10:36
Excellent shot.. Great light management.. Excellent composition and the image quality too.. Lovely presentation.. Very well done..
Good night and wish you all the best..
pajaran (41787) 2013-08-15 11:24
Interesantan teks o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana pozornica sa mladim umetnicima.
Lepa tradicionalna nosnja na deci.
An interesting text about the place and time ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice stage shown with young artists.
Beautiful traditional costumes on children.
A beautiful moment.
All the best.
rbassin (13385) 2013-08-15 13:04
une très belle prise de vue, la couleur des vêtements et l'élégance des gestes sont bien retransmise, dans des conditions de travail pas facile.
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-15 13:05
As Russ says, you got a very nice photo despite the difficult conditions.
I do not know if you applied some additional noise reduction, but the image is exceptionally clean and with vibrant colors, considering the ISO 3200.
Very well done!
zoomer (4227) 2013-08-15 17:04
Hi,lovely and totally natural as only children can be.Great work under difficult conditions.Friendly regards,Wolf.
mcmtanyel (5321) 2013-08-15 21:31
This is an excellent show photograph. Exquisite light management under difficult conditions, lovely colors and POV.
annjackman (15581) 2013-08-16 22:45
This is a lovely theatre picture. The rich colours are so eye-catching and I like the way that they are presented as a diagonal compostion. Very well done for coping with difficult light conditions.
Kind Regards, Ann
adidas5nb (2911) 2013-08-17 5:02
really nice moment captured.love the timing.great ot see the kids enjoying the performance.great colors and light management.
KristinsCamera (1931) 2013-08-17 12:37
i like this shot, rajeev ~
to begin with, i love the colors and the theatricality of the setting. i know movement under low light (or colored lights) is super difficult to work with. and flash ruins this kind of atmosphere, so good for you for not resorting to that.
but what i like most is how unsynchronized these girls are! they each seem to be dancing to their own music (or their own parents), but they look like they are really enjoying themselves, which is completely charming and irresistible. and that little one peeking around from the back to look at you ... well, that's just the icing on the cake :)
everlasting (14023) 2013-08-18 4:07
Excellent POV using the diagonal to its fullest, lovely rich colours and well done under such difficult light conditions.
bayno (18338) 2013-08-18 11:04
very tender shot, the Camera is well setted and i don't see to much noise also with 3200 ISO, wonderful colors and beautiful traditional clothes...lovely girl, excellent work,
Didi (51341) 2013-08-19 11:19
Very good decisive moment, nice scene with a good lights management
ikeharel (44125) 2013-09-01 10:03
Good evening Rajeev,
Marvelous photo taken during the performance, and what a beautiful innocent faces expression of the damcing girls.
Not an easy task, yet managed a fabulous clarity, fine light and vivid colors.
An immaculate photo, indeed.
papagolf21 (79598) 2013-09-03 3:23
Très belle présentation de ces jeunes danseuses graciles et élégantes.
De plus, la prise de vue est très réussie.
Très bonne journée.
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-09-08 2:24
I would add yellow green to remove the blue magenta color cast. Apart from that, great, with the dancing girls really appearing to be enjoying themselves. Good sharpness and well composed with excellent lighting and especially the top left backlight. Tfs!
mkamionka (27115) 2013-09-14 13:25
beautiful capture, I like the light and the effects it created. The children are captured with fantastic poses.
- Copyright: Rajeev Moudgil (goodwill) (4879)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-06
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-15 7:25