The model requested this pose and it really works! We think it is unusual as well as beautiful. We put aside the converse tennis shoes for this shot…

Photo by Emmaleigh
Nikon D-300
18-200 mm lens
Taken in Central Texas


emmaleigh, dance, ballet, pointe, slippers, girl, woman, black, white, church, tutu, leotard, toe


  • Jonathan Bartlett
    Jonathan Bartlettabout 3 years ago

    Beautifully done!

  • Why thank you Jonathan!!!

    – EmmaLeigh

  • jujubean
    jujubeanabout 3 years ago


  • Thanks jujubean!

    – EmmaLeigh

  • AndrewBerry
    AndrewBerryabout 3 years ago

    This is brilliantly done :)
    There is just something about the angle of the shot that really makes this feel so different.
    I also really like the fact that ballet is a calm and relaxed and you have taken that into consideration when taking this, I say that because I see the cross in the church window and churches are supposed to be a relaxing place to be.
    Very nicely done!! :)

  • Good catch, Andrew! Thanks also for the comment!

    – EmmaLeigh

  • GraemesDesigns
    GraemesDesignsabout 3 years ago

    The low angle brings the focus and vista low to the position of the feet on tiptoe (ouch), and the converging walls echo the rest of the pose with the raised hands very nicely, giving a lead to more of interest – works very well. My only minor critique is the bent wall to her right. If thise were straightened, and the photo lengthened carefully, it would probably enhance the model by reflecting what is probably her true height, and give a greater “elegance”. I’d either include the whole, or paint out the lamp…..
    I agree with Andrewberry – the cross is a nice interest point, as is the stained glass behind – it brings the building into context, and the paintwork describes the age – all in all, a lot to see when I start studying the photo. Had this not been yours, I might have passed it by or looked at it less, and I would have missed something very, very good.

  • Thank you soo much for your input. (this is Emma) Just saw your comment, and i agree with the wall. I love diffrent angles, and you can always make somthing boring into somthing intresting . All depends on your angles!! thx again!!! :)

    – EmmaLeigh

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 3 years ago

    So wonderful artwork my friend, thank you to inspire me and friends around the world:)
    Invite you to join a good quote; With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
    William Wordsworth said.
    Best regards,

  • Thank you soo much miss Sunny. I thank you for your lovely comment!
    <3 Emma

    – EmmaLeigh

  • Denise Abé
    Denise Abéalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful :) xxx

  • Thank you!<3 Emma

    – EmmaLeigh

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 3 years ago

    I love it !
    Your great arrangement and idea make this artwork so very beautiful, thank you to inspire me and million friends:)
    Best regards,

  • Thanks again, Sunny! What a wonderful comment! -Elizabeth

    – EmmaLeigh

  • Thank you soo much!!!
    <3 Emma

    – EmmaLeigh

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