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Culture - Cook Island Dancer

Culture - Cook Island Dancer
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Copyright: Rew Shearer (rewshearer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5496 W: 444 N: 4351] (24649)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-08
Categories: Event
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/08/23 'Culture' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-08-24 12:00
Viewed: 3037
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Snapshot taken on a day of dancing and food in Glen Innes, Auckland, earlier this winter.

A still image captures much but unfortunately can't capture the grace of the dance - the quick-swaying hips - nor the power of the log drums pounding.

Overexposure isn't always a bad thing, the sunlight on her arm creates a beautiful effect in my opinion, despite the purple fringing.


It has been a long long time since I uploaded anything and I'm afraid I won't be back as a regular, but I wanted to break my routine of constant work and share some of my photography again. :)

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Hello Rew, what a pleasant surprise to see you here again.
Certainly a good addition to the theme.
She is a beautiful young woman, and by her stance we are able to sense the movement of her dancing.
Good sharp focus on her with a good bokeh that gives us a feel of the occasion.
Tfs, regards Jean.

Boa tarde Rew,
I repeat the words of Jean about pleasure to have you with us even for a short time.
You are right when you say that OE is not always a defect. This photo is living proof, because the harsh light contributes to the formation of an extraordinary DOF.


You know how to capture beauty, particularly in such bright sun lit conditions. Colors are fantastic.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-08-25 1:49]

Welcome back.

She shows concentration on minding her steps.
Dance is a welcoming addition to the culture theme this week.


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2013-08-25 8:47]

Hello Rew :)

The beautiful woman dressed originally very interesting portrait.
Perfect light and colours, the very good work and large her effect!

Best wishes...Barbara.

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  • hama Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 182 W: 0 N: 74] (1454)
  • [2014-02-13 10:14]

I am here back after some five years and finding all my old friends. As usual a nice shot. I would love to see all my friends again. love your work.


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