An example of Toronto's multicultural heritage. This was taken at a festival of East Indian music and dance at Toronto's Harbourfront. I was sitting on the floor in front of the stage, with my tripod head raised to stage level. I opened up the shutter speed to 1/4 sec, with the aperture wide open and just let the dancers whirl in front of me. I think the slow shutter speed captured the motion nicely.
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pawprint (86) 2003-10-26 16:34
I quite like the movement in this photo - it makes it so alive - something in the colour is bugging me - have you tried to enhance the curves to bring out some of the colour in shadow a bit - it seems almost that the highlights are over-saturated and the shadows are under - not sure that makes any sence - I'm being very picky :)
WesternDrake (657) 2003-10-26 18:14
I like this shot, the motion is really great, and the colors are very good. Following Pawprint suggestions may be a good idea if you want to add background colors, but in the other hand, keeping them as is makes the dancers "float" in the darkness, which also is a nice effect.
clodreno (0) 2003-10-27 0:30
I like this picture a lot. I do like the movement. Maybe you could had a little bit of light and contrast.
martin (1242) 2003-10-27 1:52
You have captured the feeling of movement beautifully. Following up pawprint's comments, you could give this even more impact by using contrast masking. [If you have not come across this before, see Tips/Techniques.] In this way you can lighten the dancers on the left and on the right without affecting the dancer in the middle.
bodinux (363) 2003-11-08 15:56
No wonder Clodreno likes this picture. The first thing I though looking at your picture is the likeness with the dervishes of Clodreno. You might want to take a look at them.
morganommer (765) 2004-05-03 2:47
colours seepm a bit dark, I would suggest to use a higher film speed, maybe...
anyway good movement
- Copyright: Eva Kato (dawekato) (2269)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1995-08-00
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 600, 28-200mm, Kodachrome 64
- Exposure: f/5.4, 1/4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2003-10-26 15:13