Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Dancing Feet

Note:  I'm having problems with my google account - first all the blogs I subscribe to disappeared, once I got that fixed I discovered I can't comment.  I'm doing my best to keep up with all of you - even if you aren't getting comments from me.

It has been a while since I participated in any sort of photo challenge, so when I saw Kat's Process of Elimination, challenge last week I knew it was time to give it another try.

Maggie Studies her feet
A few weeks ago I went to my niece's dance class - it was the final class for the summer so families were invited to see what the girls had learned.  In one portion of the class the girls showed off their ballet positions.

For my process of elimination photos I decided to focus in on her feet and the adjustments she made as she tried to find first position - which are similar to the adjustments I make as I experiment with photography and photo editing (I also decided to experiment with some of Kim Klassen's textures on these photos.)  Sometimes it works and sometimes it isn't quite right.  But I think bot Miss M and would both agree that most of the fun comes from the attempt.


Maggie's Feet 1 texture

Maggie's Feet 2 texture

Maggie's Feet 3 Texture


I'm going to go with the obvious song choice here:
Elton John - Tiny Dancer Pin It

27 comments:

Melanie said...

Awe! Precious.

Nicole said...

Love it!

Angie Willis said...

I love the feet but I think they'd be better without the texture so they are nice and sharp. Hope you don't mind me giving an opinion :-)

maureen said...

Those are the sweetest little ballerina feet. Good on you both for trying something new.
I like the texture you used.

bethany said...

Such a sweet photo subject! :) I love playing with different textures and effects. It's amazing how many different "feels" you can get with just a few clicks!

As for the blog trouble, I recently had a problem with being able to leave comments! There was about a month where I would type something into a comment box...and then it would continue to ask me to sign in...over and over. I discovered the culprit: It was the "always keep me logged in" box when you sign on to blogger. When I keep that UNchecked, I was problem-free!

Maybe that will help...but if not, i hope you find the culprit soon!! :)

Ms. Becky said...

these are precious feet! you've such a great eye. sorry to learn about your blogger problems. clearing my cache always does the trick. might try that. happy day to you Jamie!

justine said...

these are lovely shots and what a perfect song!

Clare B said...

Beautiful pictures Jamie - you've captured the feeling of the 'newness' of the positions so well.

~Kristina said...

My baby starts dancing in just a few weeks. Your pics as well as your song choice hit me right in the heart. Beautiful.

Stampmouse said...

awe so precious. yeah blogger gives me fits at times not letting me leave a comment or taking 5 or 6 times to do so. frustrating.

Dorian Susan said...

These are so sweet Jamie and yes, tiny dancer the perfect song to match.

iris said...

This is a cute progression of photos!
I remember hating ballet as a little girl. Haaaaaated it.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Cheers for experimenting with new techniques. These shots are really great.

urban muser said...

these are such great shots!

DecorandtheDog said...

Great idea! I'm sure she'll appreciate these when she's older!

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

Darling...I miss my little girls. Now they are 9 & 10 and all about sports, sports sports!!

lisa said...

I LOVE these Jamie!!

Kat Sloma said...

Awesome! This is a perfect subject for the process of elimination. I'm so happy to see you back to blogging and to have you joining in with Exploring with a Camera, both. :)

Caroline said...

Tiny dancer is one of my all time favorite songs! I love these photos...just adorable! I hope your Google acct acts normal for you soon. I have had a month of computer woes...ugh!

Karen said...

Those little feet are just adorable!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so glad I'm going to Zumba tonight--I want to dance!

Cat said...

What a sweet post ... I took ballet as a young girl and these images make me want to bust out my ballet shoes again! xx Cat

Cindy said...

who can resist a cute little ballerina? not me!

Diana Joy said...

Fabulous feet themed pics. I loved watching my daughter dance when she was young.

Courtney said...

Ttese are just precious shots! I cannot wait to put Presley in ballet!

ELK said...

this is a tender tribute ..love those little feet!!

Stephanie said...

These are so adorable! Even though you focused in just on her feet, you can still feel her determination in getting the position just right.

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