Beloved Mid-Autumn Dancer

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© Richard Seah
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Photo Info
UploadedSeptember 12, 2008
TakenSeptember 11, 2008
ModelFinePix S5Pro
Exposure1/570 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

For a few nights, this mid-autumn dancer was my beloved.

She melted my heart; she weakened my knees; I was enchanted. Charmed.

I kept going back to her performance by the Singapore River, with my camera and telephoto zoom lens, to try capture as many portraits of her as I could.

I was rewarded with seven beautiful images, which I shall always cherish.

In the Top 10 out of 15,000 photo essay.

Also in the Seven portraits of a Mid-Autumn Dancer photo essay.

28 responses

  • herman vandecauter

    herman vandecauter (Deleted) gave props (12 Sep 2008):

    I like it, also your birds and so many others................................

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah said (12 Sep 2008):

    Thanks :-) Herman for the compliments, the contact and the votes!

  • Laura Brunow Miner

    Laura Brunow Miner said (12 Sep 2008):

    Interesting crops and great colors.

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah said (12 Sep 2008):

    Thanks Laura, for the compliment.
    I ought to mention, however, that the image is presented without cropping - but with some Lightroom adjustments to soften the harsh stage lights and hide her acne ;-)

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (12 Sep 2008):

    Great portrait series! :)

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (12 Sep 2008):

    Story is great as the photos..YEAH from me!

  • J

    J gave props (12 Sep 2008):

    I love the color and the story!

  • Thomas Brauer

    Thomas Brauer gave props (12 Sep 2008):

    Beautiful portrait. Captures beauty, colour, action, and emotion.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (12 Sep 2008):


  • Giant Wannabe

    Giant Wannabe gave props (13 Sep 2008):


  • Susan Corsetti

    Susan Corsetti gave props (14 Sep 2008):

    Great lighting. Nice shot

  • Anuradha

    Anuradha gave props (15 Sep 2008):

    Very well shot Richard! She's so graceful, i'm not surprised you went bck to shoot her a third time !

  • J. Harris Blacklist

    J. Harris Blacklist gave props (15 Sep 2008):

    Wonderful Series! Yes from me!

  • Tomi Satryatomo

    Tomi Satryatomo said (19 Sep 2008):

    It is indeed a nice photo series --with well-taken note. But, a closer look will show that the pictures are a bit grainy here and there. I hope it's only because of the resizing process.
    Looking forward to seeing the photos in clearer, crispier version.

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah said (19 Sep 2008):

    Hi Tomi. Thanks for the compliment. The graininess is probably due to high ISO 2000. Photos were taken hand held. If using tripod, photos might have been clearer and more crispy, but I would not have the compositions that I achieved.
    Also in some images, especially this one, I reduced the clarity to -100 (on Lightroom 2.0) to "smoothen" the acne on her forehead and also to counter the harsh stage lighting.
    Images were taken with Fuji S5Pro which is rated 12 megapixels but is considered "2 x 6" megapixels, as it has 6 million PAIRS of pixels. This could also account for the image being not crispy.

  • Howard Simpson

    Howard Simpson gave props (20 Sep 2008):

    Great composition. Nice work.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (9 Oct 2008):

    came back to press the big YEAH!

  • Michael Adams

    Michael Adams gave props (13 Oct 2008):

    Awesome tones and colors! Wonderful job!

  • Lorna Burgess

    Lorna Burgess said (14 Oct 2008):

    You got a yes vote from me. Really liked the series. She's very graceful.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    a beautiful shot! yes from me.

  • Tatiana Watson

    Tatiana Watson gave props (16 Oct 2008):

    perfect! so beautiful and, color, smile. you have my vote.

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (21 Oct 2008):

    Already been here and voted but stopped by again to say the story and photos are great!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (31 Oct 2008):

    Yes, this is really brilliant. Love it. Voted


    Burak BAYINDIRLI gave props (3 Nov 2008):

    colors are perfect, view is amazing !

  • Steven Maguire

    Steven Maguire gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Excellent work! Great lighting!!

  • Tammy Espino

    Tammy Espino gave props (14 Nov 2008):

    Had to get my vote in :)

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (2 Dec 2008):

    Stunning shot!

  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (16 Jan 2010):

    I love the tones and colours!

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