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Posted by
Charlotte Meryman (Williamsburg, MA, United States) on 9 November 2009 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

I was poised to video my niece's gymnastics routine when she stepped out on the floor and knelt in a square of sunlight, casting herself in shadow. I switched the camera setting to "photo" and managed one shot before the moment was gone. Pure magic.

Canon PowerShot A650 IS 1/800 second F/4.8 ISO 400 45 mm

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot.. perfect timing.

9 Nov 2009 9:51am

@Sarito: Thank you so much, Sarito.

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

nice shot :)

9 Nov 2009 2:55pm

@Shahryar: Thank you, Shahryar.

Babzy from Besançon, France

yes , very nice shot :)

9 Nov 2009 4:07pm

@Babzy: Thank you, Babzy.

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

A very nice shot !!

10 Nov 2009 11:21am

@olivier Paillet: Thank you, Olivier.

GJC from Kyoto (京都), Japan

Very well done. Magic only comes once into a photo, so it only takes one shot...

12 Nov 2009 5:59pm

@GJC: So true. Thanks for commenting.

M4 from Durham, NC, United States

really nice light.

12 Nov 2009 6:08pm

@M4: Thank you!

lare from kangasala, Finland

Thanks Charlotte for your kind comments.
This "prelude ballerina" is very sensitive, artistic image, although it's not very sharp.
At last the idea is anyway the main thing and here you have succeded marvellous.

Keep on shooting this way and be critical what you're doing, so to teach yourself.

15 Nov 2009 1:46pm

Charlotte Meryman from Williamsburg, MA, United States

Thank you so much, Lare, for your helpful comments. Yes, "seeing" is the first thing, then having the technical ability to capture it cleanly. I hope to get there eventually, but have a long way to go! Thanks for your encouragement.

15 Nov 2009 4:49pm

Justin Blanton from United States

Great shot.

30 Nov 2009 7:03am

@Justin Blanton: Thanks, Justin.

Daryl Johnson from Farnham, United Kingdom

That was a great moment; well done.

30 Nov 2009 12:26pm

@Daryl Johnson: Thanks, Daryl.

jim from sebastopol, United States

stunning shot.. i love the highlight that leads down to the poetic beauty of her hands

1 Jan 2010 5:08pm

Canon PowerShot A650 IS
1/800 second
ISO 400
45 mm