'alberta: Beauty Within' Photography Project Adds Ballerinas To Iconic Backdrops

Photography In The National Parks: Dealing With Dancing Snowflakes

Im not sure the Wild West mantra holds true anymore," Nakonechny said of the couple's inspiration for the project. Story continues below Dyer originally wanted to photograph the dancers juxtaposed against unattractive backdrops the idea being to contrast something beautiful with something ugly but the couple became inspired to use the ballerinas to highlight certain themes across the province. "Alberta is home to a somewhat unknown, yet very impressive art scene. The arts play an important role in the province... We hoped to highlight this lesser known theme, and by doing so, challenge outsiders perceptions of Alberta ," Nakonechny wrote in a blog post about the project. Those familiar with Southern Alberta will instantly recognize some of the iconic backdrops chosen by the photographers. Calgary's Peace Bridge, The Burmis Tree in the Crowsnest Pass, and a ranch west of Airdrie all serve as stage for the lithe dancers, beautifully styled and poised, despite frigid conditions the November photoshoot brought with it. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/12/23/alberta-beauty-within-photography_n_4494693.html

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Be careful with consistency of white color and avoid dark blotches. I generally go over an area several times until the white is consistent throughout. Contrasts can add greatly to your winter shots. Deby Dixon photo. For a little extra sharp detail against the snow I will sometimes throw the image into an HDR program for tone mapping. but this is tricky with snow because you don't want it to look neon or external link have dark edges. Experiment. I generally do the levels and contrast and then play a little with changing the image to black and white, which can be very effective with a beautiful white background, or saturating the color. I am not one for big color saturation most of the time, but don't be afraid to bump it up so that the color of your subject stands out nicely against the snowy background. After doing the basic editing, I create a duplicate file and play around with different techniques, such as HDR or adding a hint of color. You might also want to try taking out all grasses, branches and other background elements so that it is just your subject and the snow. For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2013/12/photography-national-parks-dealing-dancing-snowflakes24435

unfortunately, this isn't an isolated incident with law enforcement in America nowadays, it's sadly ubiquitous. Ratings Received: +108 / 0 / -4 Actually in some states it is NOW...esp. in regards to Animal cruelty cases and I'm sure the Feds will chime in SOME day in THE NAME of Homeland Security... sickening... +17 / 0 / -1 Americans love to talk about rights. How many of us want to talk about responsibility? It's not against the law to stand outside a public building taking pictures therefore some schmuck needs to go out and do it until they make it against the law. Is that the moral of this story? "Not a crime" doesn't necessarily equal "good idea." agigator said: Americans love to talk about rights. How many of us want to talk about responsibility? For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.gatorcountry.com/swampgas/threads/photography-is-not-a-crime.281680/

Photography is not a Crime

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