That's My Girl.... (Aerial Angels Acrobatics Troupe)
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Oh No.....it's been nearly three months since I've posted anything. I seem to have lost the plot, and interest in a major sort of way, the photography mojo has forsaken me, and believe me.....I really hate that, (not having the grunt to get out there and mix it up after not having a camera out of my hands for close to 25 years).
I'm saying a big thank you to Matt Granz for his support in my time of "not a lot of interest" which may very well continue, it really is appreciated.
From school girl to Aerial Angel....
If you want to "fav" this, I'd appreciate a comment !
This is my daughter Samara performing last night at the Arts Centre on the Gold Coast in Queensland in her year 12 presentation night 28 Oct 2009,(last year of school for her).
She also features in an earlier image that I've posted here on JPG titled "Samara At Speed"
I've got a feeling I could be "hung out to dry" (no pun intended) so to speak for uploading this and maybe the next image.
The reason being that they are particularly grainy (especially this one) but I'm doing it anyway and I'll cop the fallout gracefully.Where I took them there is a supposedly "strict" ruling of "no flash photography of any description" allowed.
As I was walking into the venue there is a sign that is impossible to miss right next to the door of the theatre stating this, along with a myriad of other do's and dont's....no food, no drinks, no phones etc,etc,etc. not that it seemed to matter on this occasion.
Me being the rule abiding upstanding citizen that I am !!!!.... I actually made a point of leaving my dedicated Canon flash in the car so as I couldn't even be tempted to use it, and taking up the challenge at hand, (capturing my daughter in full flight performing approximately 10 meters above the stage with no safety lines in front of a capacity crowd and hoping it all works out without the aid of a flash or tripod in extremely low light while hand holding a 400mm L Series lens and camera.
Well, little did I know what a bunch of out of control, law breakers I was being surrounded by (lol...to a certain extent).
My wife and I settled in and got a nice aisle seat so that I could get up for shooting when the time arrived without tripping over everyone and being a general pain in the ass to the other punters.
I set the camera up to what I thought would meet the challenge of this severely light deprived situation, manual setting on TV, ISO @ 1600, shutter speed @ 125 and hoped to hell it would all work out in the end.
Every time I hit that shutter release I was holding my breath to try and keep that big piece of heavy glass attached to the camera body from moving around and screwing everything up.
The minute the lights went down for the night to begin, all I could see were flashes going off all around me....was I jealous, sort of, but basically NO. I was intent on making it work, did it !
It does for me, that's for sure.
Also by Mal Stewart
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