I was at my daughter’s dance recital this morning. She had a lot of fun during her performance and we had even more watching her. We were able to enjoy a number of enjoyable performances. The image above, taken just before the stage lights came on, reminded me why I like photographing so many events with a 70-200mm zoom lens. I saw the dancers getting into position and dialled in the exposure to create silhouettes. The image below was the first shot where I wanted to catch the moment before the dance started. Above, with the overall scene photographed, I tried to work into it and find a more compelling composition. Within the frame as David duChemin and others have discussed eloquently on occasion.
新年快樂 (xīn nián kuài lè) – Happy New Year!
The tiger passes the new year to the rabbit. All the best to everyone in this Chinese New Year! In particular my good friends from my years in Taiwan – I think of you often and miss the island and her people.
I was lucky enough to enjoy a lion dance performed by the Jing Wo Martial Arts & Athletics Association of Canada. They performed brilliantly, it was great fun to watch. I hope to see them again soon.
Here are a couple images of the lions dancing.