Graceful Monica Floating in Air

Cuban Dancer Jumping (1200px, 25fps)


Once again, I can’t express just how much fun I had photographing Monica and Patricia at this old mansion in Cuba.  This is Monica jumping in a very small area with such grace and style.  She was indeed floating in air and I was on cloud nine!  I’ve used the Plotagraph Software to add some motion to her hair and dress. REMEMBER TO CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO MAK E IT BIGGER!  If you’d like to explore or play with Plotagraph you can save 10% by using the code BARCLAY via this link.  I am in the process of working with Topaz and Plotagraph to bring you a webinar on how to best use the software.  Stay tuned!  A non-Plotagraph version is below.


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  1. Marty February 4, 2017 at 9:06 am #

    A very elegant looking image…very well captured and presented.

    • JB February 4, 2017 at 11:35 pm #

      Thank you

  2. Barry February 6, 2017 at 2:34 pm #

    could you speak briefly about capturing this lovely motion image in low light?
    Settings and any other considerations you made?

    • John Barclay February 6, 2017 at 2:39 pm #

      Hello Barry. Happy to. I wanted to get at least 250Th of a second to stop MOST of the action as she jumped. For all of the shooting at this venue I used Prime lenses because I wanted the faster lens. So for many images I was at f/2 or 2.8… here there was a bit more light from two windows so f/4 allowed me to be at ISO1600 and get a bit more DOF. Then I used continuous HIGH to shoot a burst of 6 images at a time to get her entire jump and allow me to pick the one I liked best. It was FUN!!

      • Barry February 7, 2017 at 2:49 pm #

        Thank you very much John!

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