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Dancers II by wroth Dancers II by wroth
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Dancers, with broken hearts...

Full viewing is recommend to see the details. Your critiques and feedback are always welcome, thanks for looking.

Grass in the wind, a new painterly series of experiments. In this piece more than any of my others, the physical presence of the camera in my hands translates through to the final image, imho. Like the brush strokes on a painting, the "performance of the exposure", is very visible to me in the end work.

That performance is something private for me most of the time, I do not like to work with people around me when I shoot, and do not like to have the performance so visible in the final work that is obscures what else I try to put into it. In this case though it all comes through in a way, the feel of camera hand held tightly in the gusting wind and waning sun of evening. The clicking of dials and buttons narrating the moves in a mental chess game I wade against time and light. The frenetic repositioning on my knees in the mud to fix the relationships of my elements before the tightening of breath, steading of my body, the quiet slam of the mirror catches a little piece of reality. The focus of emotional/internal energy on finding a way to live up to the potential of this moment. All of that, that camera as a flexible instrument and it's use, the dance; at lest to my eye is woven into the fabric of this shot in a balanced way.

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(Open Edition) Print Version: Color Version

(also see the :bulletred:Black & White, :bulletred:Tone, and :bulletred:Inverse versions if online (green dot), or if offline (red dot) then write me and ask about availability.)
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Critique by Villesgodgirl Aug 1, 2009, 1:42:21 AM
This work is very special in it´s way. The composition between the grass and the background (water i suppose) is wonderfull.
The best thing is the light reflection on the grass with the movement and the sparkling water.
The only point is maybe a bit more "sharpness" on the grass so it stands out a bit more but not heavy that would destroy the whole feeling, it just in my opinion would bring out the structure of the blad of the grass even more, wich would make this photo even more intense. But the overall composition shows your eye for details and light composing.
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DacsMayn Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
:heart: So wonderfull :heart:
Durloth Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
This picture is breathing life. Amazing job. I really cannot stop to stare at it and admire its beauty.
Marsilea Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
RoderickCissan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks like... magical
KayMayD Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
it's a very loving piece of art. I love the elements you used and the design. very nice composition and love the neatness
temoc Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
I've always known that you make photography a zen experience, but you are going beyond your own limits with every new photo you take.

You are the f/1.8 ninja!
wroth Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
I have gotten a little better lately I think, which is surprising because I have not been taking as many photos as I should.

Thanks man :highfive:
Shyada Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Love the colors! And it's the first time that i see a more personal description on one of your deviations!

EndearmentExtract21 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2009
Very nice.
tomsal Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Creates romantic mood
Xerces Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
wonderful focus and colours! such a beautiful shimmery view
anicol Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
Beautiful :nod:
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! :wave:

You have been featured in my journal [link] and in this news article [link]
wroth Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
Thank you :aww:
dholms Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
dude, you are indeed in some kinda zone.
yet another tasty vision.
mutor Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
i just drowned into the soft golden hues of this photo ... perfect
JPelmen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
it's very beautiful!
purplerose Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009   Photographer
Pretty nice.
1001G Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
almudena-art Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Beautiful. :heart:
AnaNaszynska Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Student Filmographer
So shiny! :drool:
Selfassault Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
That's just one of the reasons that i like lots of your works. Seems you have a "gift", a facility, to get lots of details into a work taking advantage of them, looking not just chaotic and disturbing but brushstrokes into a painting where everything is calculated to get the most richness out of expressiveness.
virgo-e Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
:clap: one more !!!!
MarcoHeisler Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009   Photographer
Beautiful work. :clap:
Void-Hamlet-Herself Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tCentric-media Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
Very nice and warm!
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August 1, 2009
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Camera Data

Shutter Speed
1/3000 second
Focal Length
50 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jul 28, 2009, 8:50:44 PM