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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
Edit: Changed entire warm colour palette to a cool tone to suit the wintry conditions.
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Hey guys, was this featured somewhere? I don't understand where all the views from the past few days have come from.
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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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Lambieb123 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I've never seen a more perfect picture :)
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madmoonhowl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing execution, congrats. I appreciate that you guys kept to the path :)
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jaelise Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot :)
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kjajw Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
That's beautiful... Waaaah! Everything here is perfect. :)
Damn, please, someone give it a DD La la la la 
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jaelise Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Professional Photographer
Haha, thank you very much :love:
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JestePhotography Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
OH heck ya this is faNTASTIC!
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!! :D
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lynchenstein Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Makes me want to give my love a kiss. Superbly realized.
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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BMacReady Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
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jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
:aww:
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BMacReady Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
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kctree Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014   Digital Artist
I never favorite photos but this is surreal.  What an amazing photograph!
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :love:
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SolemNocteInfinitus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Very romantic, amazing work!
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconm-eralp:
m-eralp Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014   Photographer
Beautiful shot:)
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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Awesomely-Happy-Hero Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconjaelise:
jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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Sadistyk08 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
this is just beautiful!
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jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :heart:
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EmilyDiamond Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014
very cool
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jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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SheboKanno Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
fantastic!!!
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jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks!
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Lordrevenge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this beautiful and romantic I love the light and different tones and colors going on.
also the eye does  draw me in I see his hand if t was away it would have gave you more shape in the middle make the light shine through  the middle.
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jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Good point, thanks for the helpful comment :)
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Lordrevenge Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome
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SpecialK42293 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pure, soothing, romantic. All those mixed into one image, it looks so beautiful and especially the scenery and lighting for the effect. :heart: Amazing work!
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jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much! :aww:
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xandraclay Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks so romantic!
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jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :aww:
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TheDreamerAngel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014   Artist
MAGIC. I see magic in this image. :) 
The white snow dancing with the boy and the girl.
PASSION. Powerful passion.
Thanks for that!!!! 

Question: I´ve been looking for a image so much and I just felt in love with yours. Can I use it for a cover in wattpad? Of course saying this image is yours not mine. 
I want to make a winter story, a romance winter story, and that´s perfect.

Sorry for my english, I´m spanish.
Thank you so much!!!
Kisses!! ;)
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jaelise Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the kind words :)
You may use this image for wattpad only if you give me proper credit (photo by Jaclyn Tanemura) and link to my website www.jaclyntanemuraphotography.com and keep the watermark on the photo.
Thanks! :heart:
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AussieDidge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

Ever since this showed up on my feed, I’ve been meaning to give it my thoughts (Then life got in the way, blah blah, long story, move on). This is such a beautiful, romantic, fascinating photograph that, given all the quick, professional prep needed, came out fantastic!

 

The shot reminded me of a couple things; one, how much of a pain night photography turned out to be when I tried it, and two, the gorgeous ending scene of Edward Scissorhands, where a perfect moment in time is captured as Edward carves a snow angel while Kim looks on in wonder.

 

The look of the snow captured by the small light in the background really allows it to shine, and the snow-covered trees are always a marvel to look at. All in all, for the setting, the preparation and the turnout, this truly deserves a spot in my “Honorary Class” collection, whatever that means to you. It’s simply too pure and beautiful to ignore. A top-notch effort from both you, and your husband, for braving the cold to take this stunning photo. :iconbravoplz:

 

:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

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jaelise Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you for such an in-depth comment, I really appreciate everything you said! Again, thanks! :heart:
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AussieDidge Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, you earned the praise! :thumbsup:

Whenever I give myself the chance, I'm always looking out for incredible photography. :nod:
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is adorable! Beautiful capture :)
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jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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RawPoetry Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014   Photographer
This is fantastic! I think night photography is one of the most challenging things, but you have nailed it with this one. :)
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jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks so much :)
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MarietteBerndsen Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Totally amazing photo !
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jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!! :)
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JMFireFly325 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
absolutely beautiful! and it's awesome that your husband helped! Love it!
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jaelise Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hehe, thanks! :glomp:
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JMFireFly325 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
you are welcome hun :huggle:
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cowboysantos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous Postal :)
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jaelise Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Postal?

And thanks
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cowboysantos Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
postcard :)
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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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6/1 second
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500
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Dec 15, 2012, 11:14:51 PM
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