This is How It's Done

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© Deborah Downes
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Photo Info
UploadedMarch 19, 2013
TakenDecember 14, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/60 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length44 mm
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Sasha's pre-pointe teacher demonstrating how best to point the foot. Sasha, my oldest granddaughter, is somewhere up front.

Thanks JPG for the spotlight.

17 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (19 Mar 2013):

    Different body language everywhere. My eye went from one to the next...Very fascinating!

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (19 Mar 2013):

    agree - this is fabulous!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (19 Mar 2013):

    Perfectly captured!!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (19 Mar 2013):

    A terrific capture! The mirror really adds depth, and like James, I love the body language.

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (19 Mar 2013):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (19 Mar 2013):

    It takes such determination and discipline! Well done, Deb

  • Susan B. Griffith

    Susan B. Griffith   said (19 Mar 2013):

    Another classic image.

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (19 Mar 2013):


  • Kim Bullock

    Kim Bullock gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    Great photo! Mishic, the teacher, often complements Sasha for her great feet, so she's probably one of them listening respectfully but not copying the move.

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    Beautiful capture, love it in B&W

  • Pamela Haberman

    Pamela Haberman gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    This could be a photograph in Life magazine. Awesome stuff, Deb, and for sure my vote.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    Excellent work Deborah, Bravo!!!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (20 Mar 2013):

    what a great experience for these gals. love the candid!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (21 Mar 2013):

    Their enthusiasm and desire to learn is so clear! Wonderful shot, Deb!

  • Suzanne McGeady

    Suzanne McGeady said (21 Mar 2013):

    A peek at the hard work of dancing.....great image Deb.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (22 Mar 2013):

    Perfect b & w

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (22 Mar 2013):

    A wonderful group of aspiring ballet students with teacher...Excellent photo and congrats on JPG's spotlight...I am really behind with my comments to just see this now.

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