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Hand in the Garden

Rush 6


Over the past five days that I’ve been posting these photographs of Rush, I’ve also been developing some prints (using Lightroom) that I thought could be okay with a bit of work.

In all five shots, I’ve paid particular attention to the shadows cast by the dancers (thanks to Sue for the suggestion). I also spent a lot of time using the improved spot removal tool to clean-up the background, as well as removing marks from the dance floor, backdrop wrinkles, etc.

The second image is a stitch (via Photoshop) of three photographs. On the final shot, I used the Infrared Lightroom B&W Filter Preset, which I think worked remarkably well with the original bright blue background.

All 25 photographs are now available on flickr.

Please do let me know if you have any questions or comments. 🙂

Rush 5


No, the soft focus on the first shot wasn’t intentional. I do hope it works, however.

I really like the lines of her toe wrapping into his shoulder in the third shot.

I think that the fourth shot is one of my better dance photographs.

Grandparents and Child

The grandfather isn’t just holding the child. He has a, well, seatbelt on underneath his jacket. That is, a little seat that is attached to his body via a belt. (I plan to get one of these.)

I really liked how instep the grandparents were, and how the grandmother was holding the grandfather’s arm as he carried the baby.

I also liked how they were well outside the crosswalk, and the background action.

Such is life in Beijing.