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 Peter_Birch



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My tan lines triptych seems quite popular, and rather to my surprise won Ace's 3X3 competition, but there's always room for improvement so after a little prompting I tried a new version. What do you think?

For those interested in the technical details, it was shot on a Nikon 3200, so a 24.2MP sensor, in natural light at 1/2000th, f3.2 and ISO3200 using a 35mm f1.8 prime lens. Jordan was dancing to Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines" to create the fluid, quirky poses and she was constantly in motion.

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 pep

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RE: Opinions on a Triptych Oct 6, 2018 4:08am

I like the symmetry in this one.. model is super & like the presentation of the image..

having her dance to keep the poses natural was a nice idea also..

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 Ace



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RE: Opinions on a Triptych Oct 6, 2018 11:04am

To me this is a true triptych, where each element adds something to the overall value of the shot. So often triptychs and other multi view shots are not connected well and look like the photographer is hedging their bets unsure of the best shot.

In this case it shows the tan lines of from all angles. The positioning of the two outside shots lead the eye to the centre and the dance poses give shape without looking statically posed.

I like the minimalist background so the eye goes to the figures but like having the floor there for some non floating reality.

I don't know how the grain effect was done but works for me here as does the black and white.

I like this shot a lot.



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 Peter_Birch



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RE: Opinions on a Triptych Oct 6, 2018 11:23am

Thanks Ace, thanks Pep.

The grain is simply the result of shooting at ISO3200 and then kicking up the brightness and contrast. No artificial grain was added during processing.

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 JayBee

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RE: Opinions on a Triptych Oct 6, 2018 2:22pm

...So it does work, eh Peter !

Nice one ! Excellent stuff !

...Best

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 Peter_Birch



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RE: Opinions on a Triptych Oct 6, 2018 6:38pm

quoting post from  JayBee:

...So it does work, eh Peter !

Nice one ! Excellent stuff !

...Best

JayBee


Glad you approve!

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 GPIMAGING

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RE: Opinions on a Triptych Oct 7, 2018 6:14pm

Really works for me.
Especially the mono ..just goes to show that shooting high iso is not a bad thing

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 Peter_Birch



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RE: Opinions on a Triptych Oct 8, 2018 2:45am

quoting post from  GPIMAGING:

Really works for me.
Especially the mono ..just goes to show that shooting high iso is not a bad thing


Thanks, and I agree. High ISO can definitely work. In fact I think it's a great mistake for a photographer, or any creative, to hedge themselves round with do and don'ts, hence the tan-lines!

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