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Red Ridinghood and The Wolf

Red Ridinghood and The Wolf
Photo Information
Copyright: Larry A Brechner (brech) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 539 W: 135 N: 1111] (3045)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-16
Categories: Event, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 5D MKII, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 L IS USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-25 20:21
Viewed: 1365
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One last offering from my musical, "Into The Woods."
This one depicts Red Ridinghood and the Wolf in the song, "Hello Little Girl," where it is almost a seduction scene - at least about his next meal. They dance during the song which is always difficult to capture and freeze the action. He is presenting her with a flower at this moment.

This image was taken under existing stage lighting (I also did the stage lighting design) which here consisted of a mix of color gelled tungsten lighting and two HMI (6000K daylight balanced) followspots gelled with a Rosco #33 "No Color Pink" gel. Shot in RAW at ISO 1600 using a 1.4x extender the camera was set for tungsten lighting and was tripod mounted about 40-feet (12m) from the stage in the aisle of the house. Being also a theatrical lighting designer, stage lighting is not always ideal for photography, because the human eye is a much better camera, and stage lighting is done for people, not cameras.

PP in PS5 RAW and PS, did only some basic adjustments without altering the look of the stage image. Cropped tighter, and ran the image through NIK Define (noise reduction) and NIK Sharpener.

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Hi Larry....very nice job on the sharpness given the slow shutter and fairly wide aperture.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-11-25 23:20]

HI Larry,
Another fine theatrical capture with good lighting and perfect sharpness. An adequate aperture of f/4.0 to isolate the actors completely of the BG. Perfect details on the shirt of the male and the blonde curly hair of the female. Well done,

Francis Xavier

This is a well taken shot from stage artists during performance, dear Larry!

Good use of artificial light and nice skin tones are shown from the artists.
The sharpness and POV are well done, and colors also add to the overall appeal of the scene.
Well done!

Have a nice weekend.

Kind regards,

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-11-26 7:43]

Hi Larry

Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue wolf & red riding hood (naturally)! Excellent sharpness & good use of a shallow dof. Good stage & costume design! Tfs!

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  • CSP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 0 N: 69] (145)
  • [2011-11-27 10:33]

Great color contrast and sharpness in little red and wolf.
The soft bg colors and bokeh work well together here.


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  • Usaf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 87 N: 312] (2160)
  • [2011-12-07 8:12]

Hi Larry

very well taken, its always difficult to click in an on-going events cos once u miss the scene it will not repeat, one has to be very ready to click. nice sharpness and very detailed with warm colors.


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