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Morris Dancers

Visited my Sister at Buxton and they had a event on in the town. You know me I'm more of a portrait guy and prefer to get in their faces so not a lot of dancing ones, Just wish had taken the 75mm instead of the 45mm now had I known.

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Re: Morris Dancers

Great stuff - really enjoyed that set Paul.

Good to see this much maligned part of our heritage shown in such a colourful way.

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Re: Morris Dancers

Well done Paul.
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Re: Morris Dancers

Well taken images of them enjoying themselves. I must confess, as an Aussie, I do find them a little amusing.

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Re: Morris Dancers

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Well taken images of them enjoying themselves. I must confess, as an Aussie, I do find them a little amusing.

I don't think finding them a little amusing is an exclusively Aussie trait, Ross!

However, Paul, this is a really good set of pictures and I think the 45mm has done you proud. I suspect the resultant pix from you would have been very acceptable whichever lens you had chosen to take.

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Re: Morris Dancers

Excellent portraits. Number one looks quite a character.

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Great to see people enjoying themselves and keeping old traditional arts alive without the bother we have over here.
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Re: Morris Dancers

Fabulous character shots Paul.

Great to see this ancient tradition is now thriving after nearly disappearing until its revival in 1899.Even though the original meaning of most of it is lost in the mists of time it's part of our heritage. I was very disappointed to miss the Thaxted Morris meetup that John (Zuiko) organised.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Morris Dancers

Morris dancing is one of my favourite subjects and this is a great set with some wonderful character studies.
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Re: Morris Dancers

Stunning shots Paul - esp the first one. Keep it away from the children though - it'll give them nightmares!

PS Stunning colours once again from the E-M5. I must admit that I'm still of the view that the E-M1 is inferior to the E-M5 when it comes to colour depth and 'richness'. When I got my E-M1 a month or so ago I had this thought immediately but decided to give myself time to get used to the new camera. After giving it a good run for its money in Portugal a week ago though, I'm still of the same opinion. That's not to say that the E-M1 is a bad camera, just that the E-M5 manages to squeeze slightly better colour rendition out. I can't really put my finger on it (and it may in fact be how LR processes the raws), but there's something about E-M5 files that I just love.
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Re: Morris Dancers

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Well taken images of them enjoying themselves. I must confess, as an Aussie, I do find them a little amusing.

A little research reveals that there are possibly as many as 20 Morris sides in Australia (2 in NSW ). Considering that the population of Australia is less than 1/3rd of the population of the UK that's not bad going.

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Re: Morris Dancers

Thank you for all the kind comments guys.

Paul not owning the E-M1 I cannot comment on colour rendition, may be it's just a case of the Adobe profiling being not as good for the E-M1 as it was for the E-M5.
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Paul not owning the E-M1 I cannot comment on colour rendition, may be it's just a case of the Adobe profiling being not as good for the E-M1 as it was for the E-M5.
He should be using Capture One instead, shouldn't he? The profile might still need tweaking perhaps though.
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Re: Morris Dancers

Great set of images, you have captured the various types of dancers well Paul and made them look interesting.
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