Weekly DAVES 52 CHALLENGE 2019 WEEK 12 YOUNG ADDED

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Well here we are again, this will be my third 52 on the trot.

My Rules
1 Have fun
2 Love a shoehorn
3 Plenty of vocalists images :D
4 Give good sound CC
5 Get better at PP
6 Always love a joker.
7 Roll on the summer :)
8 I will reciprocate to comments given :)
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The 6 Random techniques ( wait until they are announced) will be drawn from these
Low Light
Night
Motion Blur
Black and White (Jan & Feb) (y)
Macro
Long Exposure
Tilt and shift
Rule of thirds
Negative space
High key
Straight Out Of The Camera (No processing allowed) MARCH & APRIL (y)
Colour pop
HDR
Soft Focus
Silhouette
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1 NEW + Technique
2 CLEAN
3 OPEN
4 DISTANT
5 COLD
6 WAITING + TECHNIQUE
7 ROUGH
8 OBJECT
9 WET + TECHNIQUE
10 FREE WEEK
11 ENTRANCE
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New Year to me is just great and I`m going to love every minute of it. Taken tonight at the Paris House in town, Abi Flynn is just a fantastic singer/vocalist and I have had the pleasure of taking her photos for many years now. I wanted this to be a dark B&W and I think in the editing I have made it come across as that, taken with the X-T3 + XF 50mm f2 and edited in C1 Pro 12 and resized in Affinity Photo.



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by Dave, on Flickr
 
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That's a cool shot Dave - love the emotion in the singer's face. The intimacy of the performance and venue comes through nicely
 
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I can see I'm going to hate the 50mm f/2 you talked me into getting Dave ;)
As ever, a great shot of singers in action. You really do seem to have the knack of avoiding the c**p faces that people can pull when singing and coming out with something good.
You've even managed to squeeze the technique in too ;)
 
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I can see I'm going to hate the 50mm f/2 you talked me into getting Dave ;)
As ever, a great shot of singers in action. You really do seem to have the knack of avoiding the c**p faces that people can pull when singing and coming out with something good.
You've even managed to squeeze the technique in too ;)
Thank you very much for such nice words Tim, you will love the 50mm f2.

Great capture, real emotion on the singers face
Thank you too Minx.
 
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Fantastic!
As someone who has never photographed a person, I'm so impressed with your skills!
A uniquely expressive moment, beautifully captured and expertly processed.
Love it!(y)
Thank you very much Gareth for the great comment. In my photography of the vocalists I really try to push myself even more as I just love when I see a shot I took and think Now that I really do love. Know doubt during my 52 this year I will be putting more of these images in.
 
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Love the mood of this - you nailed that for sure! Just that light top left that keeps drawing my eye.
 
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I wasn't sure what was 'new' until I read your text, Dave, but this is certainly atmospheric and she is clearly 'into' the song. I wondered whether a horizontal crop of the middle third might work too, but I think you would lose some of the interesting background details. I especially like the light picking out the details in her hair.
 
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I wasn't sure what was 'new' until I read your text, Dave, but this is certainly atmospheric and she is clearly 'into' the song. I wondered whether a horizontal crop of the middle third might work too, but I think you would lose some of the interesting background details. I especially like the light picking out the details in her hair.

Thank you Andrea, I did try all sorts of crops but thought this was the better one as like you said I`d lose some of the BG.
 
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Great capture Dave, you caught some real emotion on her face there!
 
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Well done Dave, can't have been easy in the dark pub to get a sharp image but you did. Obviously giving it her all and you caught that well. The only thing I find a bit of a shame is that her hand is covering quite a bit of her face but then if her hand was down she would probably stopped singing and if you moved then you wouldn't have such a good angle. So ignore my rambling :LOL:
 
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Well done Dave, can't have been easy in the dark pub to get a sharp image but you did. Obviously giving it her all and you caught that well. The only thing I find a bit of a shame is that her hand is covering quite a bit of her face but then if her hand was down she would probably stopped singing and if you moved then you wouldn't have such a good angle. So ignore my rambling :LOL:
Thank you Georgina, it is a tricky one as do I move for a better angle and miss a shot or stay where I am and take the shot. Thank you for the rambling too :p
 
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Nice idea Dave. I like the dof, but wonder if you could have toned down the highlights slightly? and maybe crop the right side off some to get a less square overall image? I do like the colour and contrast a lot though.
 
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Nice idea Dave. I like the dof, but wonder if you could have toned down the highlights slightly? and maybe crop the right side off some to get a less square overall image? I do like the colour and contrast a lot though.
Thank you Lindsay, this was more of a test really as it was a straight Sooc shot as trying to get ready for the technique Sooc if and when it comes out.
 
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