Ballerinas in the mist

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JacquesC
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Ballerinas in the mist
9 months ago

Below some shots from a ballet performance I shot yesterday.

I usually use my D800 or D700, but sometimes take the V1 along if I think I might have the opportunity of using it.

These were shot with my V1 + FT-1 + 85mm 1.8G lens under typical stage lighting - which means poor light. All shot in RAW and then slightly processed in LR5.

Click on it to enlarge a bit - I hope you like it !

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These are very nice. I like them (well..., except the 2nd one, which is a bit blurry). You captured the right moments. That's the most important, IMO, even if the pictures are not razor sharp.
Thanks for sharing.
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Beautiful, thanks for sharing.
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Thanks - here's another shot ...
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andrbar wrote:

These are very nice. I like them (well..., except the 2nd one, which is a bit blurry). You captured the right moments. That's the most important, IMO, even if the pictures are not razor sharp.
Thanks for sharing.
André
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Thanks André!

Yes these are technically not my best shots, but I like the mood in them. In retrospect I'm sorry I did not shoot these with the D800, but the V1 was the one I had in Hand at that moment.

I posted a blog about this shoot here  if you're interested.

Here's a sharper shot I got with the V1 :

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You did well considering the light, a good lens choice I think!

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VERY nice images!!! Classy.

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Re: Thanks - here's another shot ...
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JacquesC wrote:

Yes these are technically not my best shots, but I like the mood in them.

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Agree. the mood is the selling point.

I tried the v1+ft1+85mm for standoff night street photography, but found the images too noisy/unsharp and the combo cumbersome. i'm sure it was my limited skillset as much as anything else.

your photos do the combo justice.

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Well done Jacques. Happy holidays.

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Thanks Joe !
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Well done Jacques. Happy holidays.

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Thanks for looking Joe. I think you more than most will understand when I say I can kick myself for not using the D800 when I shot these shots. Looking at them again on the computer I realise just how much more I could've done with these images in PP.

Oh well, sometimes you win, sometimes you don't

Happy holidays to you too !

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Yes, this one is sharper. I had a look at your blog. Really impressive pictures there.

But I do love the ones you took in the "mist", V1 or not! They are beautiful.

Thanks for sharing.

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andrbar wrote:

These are very nice. I like them (well..., except the 2nd one, which is a bit blurry). You captured the right moments. That's the most important, IMO, even if the pictures are not razor sharp.
Thanks for sharing.
André
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Thanks André!

Yes these are technically not my best shots, but I like the mood in them. In retrospect I'm sorry I did not shoot these with the D800, but the V1 was the one I had in Hand at that moment.

I posted a blog about this shoot here if you're interested.

Here's a sharper shot I got with the V1 :

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Thanks for all the kinds comments! (nt)
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Very nice set, like especially the first one from this set!

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vkyr2 wrote:

Very nice set, like especially the first one from this set!

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Thanks Valentino !

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