{W/NW}: Dance

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by nels, Apr 29, 2006.

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  2. Dance..........
  3. My scanner crops the little margin to the right of her hand that is actually there on the negative. I think the Nikon Super Coolscan5000 pinches the film between rubber rollers on left and right and pulls it flat but in doing so it robs you of a tiny bit of the top and bottom of the frame. My only complaint about this scanner.

  4. ". . .your stuff is boring"
    Ah yes Mr. Kim you may be right, but you will have to admit nothing is more boring than
    Irish dancing..."

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  5. Just to make sure you all sleep well tonight..
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  6. Looks familiar Barry. Was it at the Lowender Perran ?
  7. Barry, You're 2nd & 4th shots are great
  8. Barry - I wonder if this is the same dance troupe as yours but 3 years later.
  9. er. . . 3 yrs earlier, yours being later
  10. Just shot these last night. Kent I absoulutely LUV that. What a fun shot.
  11. Trevor, these girls are practicing for a feis in Costa Mesa CA that starts today. A friend of
    mine is making a promotional movie and he asked to shoot some stills for him. BTW I like
    your photos immensly and everyone including Nels 1st.
  12. Thanks - somewhere I wrote down the troupe name. I think they were from Manhattan Beach and go to all the events and St Patrick's day parades. Same socks, same shoes, wigs that bounce when they dance. And there were older girls in the troupe I shot. I bet they're the same.
  13. Thanks Barry. (OK I even got the wrong continent!) I didn't realise that they did Celtic / Irish dancing in CA.
  14. Looked exactly like a hotel in Perranporth (Cornwall UK) where they have Celtic dancing for the Lowender Perran every October.
  15. St. Louis, Mo
  16. Nels, Which hotel?
  17. I already love this thread. Great idea Nels.
  18. "everbody dance now"
  19. Vivek the Hilton on Bristol, I won't be there tonight I'm running out right now for San Diego,
    but the feis is going now. BTW nice pic of yours and Stuart thanx and your shot IMO is very
    good too. Good thread .
  20. Vivek, DOH my bad...I'm flying out and didn't read your post right..(still luv your pic)..
  21. Thanks guys. Good contributions everyone. Somebody throw a bone to James K.

    Vivek - The Taj Lake Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan. Lovely place. Everything is shot sitting down in a chair in a crowded area. Cheers.

  22. Cheers Barry. Mighty nice of you to share your promo shots. Good contributions from all. Nels, I am sure you enjoyed your stay there much. Fabulous place indeed. Would this count for a dance? I saw it doing one :)
  23. Vivek - We didn't stay there, just went there for the mandatory dinner (the only way they'd let you into the hotel through a hotel operated boat). The dance performances were great but we weren't expecting them. It was a pleasant surprize. The dinner was overrated, but the ambience was magnificent, as is often the case with such places.

    We stayed at the Devi Garh resort, an awesome place.
  24. I can't stop now
  25. Nels, Thanks for the clarification. I thought I will rake up some big bucks to stay there someday..
  26. Vivek - :) Devi Garh is most definitely outrageous, especially by Indian standards. Plus the hotel is part of a new chain owned by the Birla family, for whom hoteling is a new venture, and it showed.

    Our suite was the top-most spot on the castle that they converted into the hotel, and there were no elevators. Just good old fashioned mezzanine of stairs to climb up. The ladies weren't all too pleased, but once we got up there, it was an out of this world experience. Highly recommended despite the cost.
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  28. Kent, nice to see that last one again. O absolutely love her! Best, Reina
  29. Kent - I'd found myself missing her, too -- lady in your 8:10 photo).
  30. Reina and Michael - she would have love both of you. I guarantee it.
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  32. late to the party, oh well!http://static.flickr.com/51/
  33. Everything is shot sitting down in a chair...
    That's what very many of your shots look like, as if you are unable or unwilling to go to any trouble or effort. Try getting out of your seat next time, or out of the car, as the case may be. As is, your photos are outside the event, uninvolved, and uninteresting.
  34. i agree with ray, but he's being too nice. besides the fact that your angles and framing really need work, i'd like to add that your white balance is all over the place, the lighting is horrible and the huge black frame is just annoying. hope this helps.
  35. Mr.Kim: I am sure that you are trying to be helpful to Nels but it certainly does not show, atleast to the general readers who skim through such threads.

    I was at the Indian Embassy in the Hague, recently and the posters/framed photographs-both B&W and in color for tourism promotion there were real nice.

    Nels, It just depends on what you want to achieve. Keep up your enthusiasm!
  36. Wedding dancing.
  37. Wedding - dragging the shutter at 1/15. 35mm focal length.
  38. Are they handing out prizes for giving feedback now? Looks like we have quite a few people lining up.
  39. John those are nice..Nels, its hard to see past the bloody frames you so stubbornly cling to.
    Sorry, you don't like to hear it and you just blindly insist on persisting...but they do look
    contrived and tacky and detract from the photos. Its almost like the photo is masqed behind
    the frame. Makes it difficult to see the photo itself.
  40. I may seem harsh Nels, but what Ed and especially Ray are saying is pure gold.
  41. Kipling and Barry too. You have recieved a lot of potential help. I'm jealous actually. The best thing about you is that you shoot a lot. I think that alone will improve your shots because you will grow tired of them yourself and then scratch your head about what to do to get to that next level.
  42. Alright, I'm going to let some of you above "feedback givers" in on a little secret. You can jump up and down, do back flips, scream, shout, holler, hoot, yell, and talk through your butt-cracks if you want to get my attention. You ain't getting your wish.

    Not even if you sit in a corner and cry, and throw all sorts of tantrums.
  43. Nels - Please accept my apology. I'll just shut up in the future. I wish my pictures could generate as much criticism as yours. And that's no lie.
  44. No need for apologies, Kent. I only take feedback from people whose work, judgment, and/or opinions in matters of judging good pictures I respect - regardless of how harsh they are in giving it straight. Sadly, not many of you qualify in any department. That's the truth.

    I share many pics that I know are weak, simply in the interest of sharing my enthusiasm for taking pics. This isn't going to stop anytime soon. Don't bet any money on it.
  45. You and I have come full circle since our first run in. I'm sorry we couldn't find any meeting ground since we hang out on the same pages. I think we both tried but it's not happening.
  46. "I share many pics that I know are weak, simply in the interest of sharing my enthusiasm for taking pics."

    Nels, Keep up your enthusiasm.
  47. Kent - the people and the types of opinions you respect shows through your pics. I am not making any effort to understand your position. Please don't give me credit where none is due. Regards.
  48. the people and the types of opinions you respect shows through your pics
    Thanks! I wish I could say the same for your pictures.
  49. ", , ,The best thing about you is that you shoot a lot." That certainly is not the best thing
    about me.....or my pictures..
  50. Barry - I really think shooting a lot is bound to improve ones pictures.
  51. Rothko was covertly supported by the CIA, Thomas Hart Benton was Pollacks teacher. so
    chill dudes! and share the crayolas -;)<
  52. "Barry - I really think shooting a lot is bound to improve ones pictures."

    Kent, In principle, yes. But only if it is done together with a critical inspection and reflection of what has been shot.

    Blessed are those souls who are content with only the snapping.
  53. ""Barry - I really think shooting a lot is bound to improve ones pictures." sure...probably true as far as that goes, something should rub off at some point..better if you look at them in between as Vivek says.
  54. Response ......
  55. Allen you tight-ar**, you should have gone down the steps and thrown a tenner in the violin case. They would have allowed you to photograph anything at any angle then :)

    (just joshing mate)
  56. thrown a tenner in the violin case

    Yeah,right. Let you have that pleasure,Trevor;)
  57. 'tis the duty of the wealthy man to give employ to the artisan' Some of these groups at Covent garden are funding their rent, fees, food etc whilst at music school and they give damn good performances. Your Leica alone would pay a handsome chunk of these guys annual expenditure. A day out in London already blows 100 quid out of the window so make a nice girl smile

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