Dancer in the light – Paris Picture

Dancer in the light

Picture of a friend dancing on "Pont des arts", in Paris, with the sun in the back. The story of this picture is that wanted to benefit from the beautiful architecture around to set the dancer in a scene. But I did a bad using the buildings as backgrounds, and the picture that turned out best was this one. For this picture, I put the camera right to the floor, to use the wooden planks as guiding lines, and to create an almost silhouette with the sun in the background. The rich clouds that have soft texture that contrasts with the lines of the foreground.

I terms of post-processing, I used darktable with a variety of modules each with different masks. I mostly relied on tone curves, and a bit of exposure compensation. I created a lighter and more contrasted region at the center of the lower part of image. I also darkened a bit the sky near the side of the image, to create more of a feeling of light in the center, and to make sure that the texture of the clouds was visible.

Image published by Gael Varoquaux on 2017-06-11 16:38:34 and used under Creative Commons license.

Tagged: , dancer , paris , portrait , pont des arts , light , clouds , silhouette

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