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photoblog image You look good on the Dance floor

You look good on the Dance floor

I'm cutting short the images from Japan to post some more current images.

At the weekend I attended the first Chromasia face to face tutorial sessions. I can not relay to you how much I learned, some of which I do not yet fully understand but I just need time to get my head round. The course is fantastic and I would advise anyone who has a desire to better their photography to log onto the tutorial section of Chromasia and register for the next course which will probably be run early next year

This shot was taken in the Ball room at Blackpool. The image was originally processed at the learning centre in Blackpool and saved to disk but when I got home the disk was blank!! I was gutted!! I lost all the images that had advice and guidance from David and John. So this version, is I hope, at least a facsimili of the version I had previously processed.

A big thank you to Libby, David & John but also all the other attendees for making the weekend a load of fun.

All the best Mal

http://chromasia.com/iblog/

http://johnwashington.co.uk/blog/index.php

You look good on the Dance floor

I'm cutting short the images from Japan to post some more current images.

At the weekend I attended the first Chromasia face to face tutorial sessions. I can not relay to you how much I learned, some of which I do not yet fully understand but I just need time to get my head round. The course is fantastic and I would advise anyone who has a desire to better their photography to log onto the tutorial section of Chromasia and register for the next course which will probably be run early next year

This shot was taken in the Ball room at Blackpool. The image was originally processed at the learning centre in Blackpool and saved to disk but when I got home the disk was blank!! I was gutted!! I lost all the images that had advice and guidance from David and John. So this version, is I hope, at least a facsimili of the version I had previously processed.

A big thank you to Libby, David & John but also all the other attendees for making the weekend a load of fun.

All the best Mal

http://chromasia.com/iblog/

http://johnwashington.co.uk/blog/index.php

comments (32)

  • nev
  • Australia
  • 21 Nov 2006, 00:53
Beautiful shot mal, shame about the lost images. Were you all fighting over the one lady left in corner to dance with for fear of looking like trainspotters. It sounds like a great course. when are we going to see some more beach shots then wink
  • Jessie
  • Thailand
  • 21 Nov 2006, 01:44
Wow, this is an awesome shot. Love it.
Wow - what can I say - this is a truly beautiful shot!
  • Suzanne
  • Canada
  • 21 Nov 2006, 02:09
This is just great, Mal. Too bad about your empty disk! Great save though with this photo. I went out today to take photos and as I was about to shoot, nothing happened! I forgot to put the recharged battery in my camera when I left the house! Great photo. I love it! The blur is very effective against the sharp background, and very nice b/w, sepia conversion. I can spend a lot of time looking at it to see what each couple is doing. I'll check into the tutorials at Chromasia. Thanks.
Wow! Mal, the number of times I've tried getting a shot like this right, is not something to talk about. You got this spot on. Well a little, tad bit tilted I think. The motion blur is awesome. This is an amazing shot!
hey mal,

spectacular capture. i love the motion blur and the way the blur compliments the regal background. the tone gives it a nostalgic feel of a bygone era. great work!
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 21 Nov 2006, 04:05
Superb!
Too bad about your lost images!
And yes those Chromeasia people are good !
  • viruta
  • Argentina
  • 21 Nov 2006, 05:50
Yeah, yeah, yeah, its plenty of images here, I wish someday take one of this, unique.thanks.
Lovely shot.
  • BeakerSt
  • Shutterchance
  • 21 Nov 2006, 08:24
Very clever, very very clever
  • dafredo
  • France
  • 21 Nov 2006, 08:28
Ballroom dances !!! great picture Mal, the b&w adds more, I like it a lot, very nice feeling
Surreal, I love this sort of image. You have managed to achieve the optimum ghosting, given the age of the participants they could be real ghosts! Great place the Tower Ballroom.

That happened to me on a photography course, unfamiliarity with the kit, result, blank disc and infuriation, there is a moral to this story!

Look forward to seeing the rest of your Blackpool images.
  • Libby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2006, 09:01
WOW....the detail in the ballroom adds to the ghostly appearance of the dancers on the floor. It looks like dancers from decades gone by have popped in for some fun - lol. B&W is perfect. I hope you're pleased with this version. I'll be looking out for the rest of the 'Blackpool series' ;-)
  • Steve
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2006, 10:30
Hi Mal. This is definitely the best image on shutterchance I've looked at today (actually it's only the 2nd smile . No, seriously I doubt I'll see any better today, the movement is spot on, the mono great and the setting is of course fab. I recognised it having seen it on Chromasia before.

I registered my interest for the tutorial, but I can't really justify it at the moment. I'm not sure that the type of techniques I'd learn would be very applicable to the type of photography I can realistically achieve within my lifestyle. Maybe next time, it'd be good to meet up with some other bloggers too. Anyone else from shutterchance go?
  • Tinuke
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2006, 10:47
This is soooo creative, perfect shot, great concept.
Awesome, it looks like a haunted ballroom with waltzing ghosts! I'm sure this wasn't your intention but it works just fine. Clever attempt at saving what i'm sure would have been a fantastic image.
  • Jamey
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2006, 12:07
The lone woman who's standing still (well, you caught her as she was still) seems to anchor the composition nicely. You did better than I did - all my shots from the ballroom were rubbish.
WOW....!
amazing shot...!
love the tones as well.
nice processing....

sad tht you lost ur images,tried a image recovery software yet..?
maybe it works..who knows...its worth a try i think...
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 21 Nov 2006, 12:58
awesome shot, with this shutter speed
I want to be this good at photography, not dancing)!!! If the answer is 42, then I am missing the plot somewhere. Mal, this is a very surreal photograph, bags of atmosphere and mood, great angle and composition. Oh, what the hell, I give up, it's brilliant!!! Just one crit, There's no Bruce Forsyth in the pic!!! Regards, Neil.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 21 Nov 2006, 14:08
Very cool shot, Mal. Really nice.
  • PhotoSam
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2006, 17:45
possibly my fav from you yet....8.5/10
  • Ellie
  • United Kingdom
  • 21 Nov 2006, 21:03
Very good indeed, I think everybody else has said it all. smile

I wonder if there are any real ghosts there?
  • chris p
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2006, 21:24
Looks like it was a worthwhile weekend Mal, nice shooting smile
  • Pauline
  • Romania
  • 21 Nov 2006, 21:29
Great shot...I am amazed. It is very interesting!
  • djn1
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 21 Nov 2006, 21:58
I think that this is a better version than the one we were working on on Sunday - especially in terms of the detail at the rear of the stage. And I'm glad you enjoyed the course. I did too.
Mal. I'm really impressed with how far you've come with shutterchance. You've managed to beat Suby to the top...now I feel you behind me....You're going somewhere man!
  • rabby
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 22 Nov 2006, 16:47
First thought I had on seeing this Mal was "now wheres the bar with Jack Nicholson standing deranged looking". The processing you have done here really makes it look like from the 30s or somethin. The figures dancing really do look like spectres.
Interesting shot you have here young Mal.
~ Rob.
I really like that song.. I bet that you look good on the dance floor...Dancin' to electropop like a robot... It looks like the people in bottom left of the frame are wrestling! Or break-dancing - very out of place. Nice photo, btw. Monotone suits it well.
  • Ellen
  • New Zealand
  • 25 Nov 2006, 06:47
i agree with Ellie- everyone has said it. brilliant work smile
You've created a really ethereal quality here: great shot, mal.
  • data
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Nov 2006, 06:45
Very impressive!! You got a lot of great shots here : )

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