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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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6/1 second
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Dec 15, 2012, 11:14:51 PM
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Snow Dance by jaelise Snow Dance by jaelise
We're having a blizzard tonight, and I wanted to try this technique since...well, forever. My husband kindly modelled with me for this shot. I don't have a slave flash or anything, just my other camera and my main flash. So, since I only have one tripod as my other is broken, I used a garbage can flipped upside down to hold the camera with the flash. My 5DMKII sat on my tripod. I set them both to 10 second timer and adjusted the exposure so I could have a little bit longer shutter speed in case our timing was slightly off. I got him to press down the shutter of the 5DMKII, and a split second after, I pressed down the shutter of my 50D which was holding my 430EX flash, and then we ran to get in position! The slight orange hue is due to the lights of town bouncing back off the clouds and on to the ground :)
As always, thank you for taking a look. I appreciate it :)
Taken in BC, Canada
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I have never written a critique before but this image spoke to me. Many people ask for critiques of their work but they don't write in their descriptions the motivation nor inspiration for the piece which will invite a critique. For that alone I would give 5 stars.

Vision: Timing is everything. Not only has this photographer captured a perfect moment in time but she saw the potential of it. Many people can look at something and not see the beauty nor the art in it. Photographers like this see beyond the obvious and this is the result.

Originality: Perhaps the idea of two figures dancing in the snow is not original but getting a husband to participate in something so romantic on what must have been a spur of the moment decision must have been an exercise in persuasion.

Technique: I am a photographer of limited talent so had this photographer not said how she did this I would have not been able to comment.....so kudos again for such a detailed description.

Impact: Like I said....A perfect moment in time, captured forever. A moment of intimacy and beauty, warmth and love outshining the cold of the snow. This would make a great Christmas card for the photographer's family and close friends.
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Very well done. It is not often that you can get a night shot where the shadows are flowing towards the camera itself. The shadow itself draws your eye into the image towards you and your husband.
Overall, the emotion in the shot is truly remarkable.
With the falling snow within the image itself, there is a few areas where it could have been touched up, looking at the snow around your husband's hoody. The way that the light from the flash hits the snow, it makes it look incomplete, but raw. Out of everything else within the photo, that would be my only negative critique (which I'd consider to be more constructive criticism), and even then, it looks like you had a wrestling match in the snow before the image was taken, and does not take away from the image at all.
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JMFireFly325 Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
absolutely beautiful! and it's awesome that your husband helped! Love it!
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jaelise Jul 6, 2013   Photographer
Hehe, thanks! :glomp:
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JMFireFly325 Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you are welcome hun :huggle:
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cowboysantos Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous Postal :)
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jaelise Mar 6, 2013   Photographer
Postal?

And thanks
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cowboysantos Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
postcard :)
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jaelise Mar 6, 2013   Photographer
Ohh :D
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DarkCookieRaider Feb 22, 2013  Student Photographer
wow this came out amazing.
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jaelise Feb 22, 2013   Photographer
Thank you!
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