Monday, March 5, 2012

You Can Never Have TuTu Much Light and Shadow

Pointe

Tutu

This past weekend I took some pictures of my daughter for a prompt, and at first I thought there would be too much sun/shadow in them. I was taking them near our large kitchen window and the sunlight was casting brightly into the shots. But I was pleasantly surprised when I uploaded them at how they looked, and I had fun editing them to make the shadows/light even more dramatic. The tulle on the tutu is a great fabric to photograph - the texture of it captures so much light and shadow. I also love how worn the pointe shoes are...it shows the reality of a dancer's shoes: lots of wear and tear. I'm sharing these two completely different effects I achieved today at The Creative Exchange...click on the button at the bottom of this post to see more wonderful images!

21 comments:

  1. I love love that first shot...the sunshine, the textures and those worn shoes make for a perfect shot....You did a super job with your editing....

    I am still so new at editing that half the time I don't know how I got to a certain point but it sure is fun.....

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  2. Calling by as another participant from the Creative Exchange, what lovely compositions.

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  3. Awesome shots =)

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  4. Love your shots - very dreamy looking.

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  5. Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous!! Stunning captures!! So dreamy in feel but yet completely tangible - that pink iPod and earbuds she's holding in the one photo, is brilliant! Sherri, you've got to frame these!

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  6. Oh my, these are both gorgeous..but that FIRST shot is breathtakingly beautiful to me. The contrast between light and dark, the way the shadows are falling. Truly a piece of art you created.

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  7. You must be so pleased with these - great use of light as well as the contrast. Really lovely work.

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  8. Sherrie, these are truly beautiful photographs!
    The first one especially, is amazing.
    Beautifully done, and I'll just bet your daughter loves them too.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us today at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful evening!

    lisa.

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  9. yes, i do love them... actually both. it reminds me of my ballet days too, oh how so nostalgic.

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  10. I love everything about these photos. I recently made some art quilts based on tutus - so much fun!

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  11. Wonderful photos, especially I like the first one.

    Regards and best wishes

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  12. More of these wonderful photos of your daughter! Beautiful, and the sun and shading add so much to the atmosphere of these shots.

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  13. Both photos are gorgeous! Different as you say yet wonderful. I trust your daughter likes them too.

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  14. That first image is AMAZING! The light is absolutely perfect and breathtaking. I love the regal feel of this photo. Thank you for sharing!

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  15. Ooo, I recognise the second one from Beyond Layers.. and I loved it there too! The first image is gorgeous as well, love the textures and wear and tear in the ballet shoes. Beautiful.

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  16. I love the contrast of the old fashioned looking tutu and the modern ipod.

    Mollyxxx

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  17. love the gold in the ballerina slippers.

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