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Backstage - getting ready for the show

Discussion in 'Portraits, People, & Pets' started by Irene McC, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Irene McC

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    For over 12 years I have been working pro bono in association with an amazing youth circus that does a lot to uplift local communities here in Cape Town, South Africa. By now they are comfortable with my presence in 'all areas'. Shooting the X-T20 with the small 35/2 and no flash backstage is very unthreatening, and not 'in your face' and has given some very pleasing results.

    I will add more images in the thread below - also some of the performance.

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  2. Irene McC

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    Some more from the production "Journey"
    Most of the following images were shot on ferociously high ISO (12,800)
    using the X-T2 and 55-200

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  3. Irene McC

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    And some more from the show "Journey"

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    Great, I am sure this was a lot of fun to shoot.
     
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    thanks, and oh yes, it always is!
     
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    WOW Irene these are just great each and everyone one of them, beautiful lighting and colours but my pic is the last one, he must have strong arms/shoulders to hold it like that.
     
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    thank you so very much, @DaveX !
    Oh yes! He must have incredibly strong upper body muscles. He performs a lot of his routine using just one arm as support.

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    Apart from the joy of photographing such a great looking show, it must be a fantastic show to watch and that last one arm shot is great.
     
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    Indeed : mesmerising and quite unusual! This was the first time ever that they performed with a full orchestra,
    a church choir and a solo vocalist. It was a fully classical music programme from Beethoven via Puccini, Verdi and Orff.
     
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    thank you very much, @Jalandiso :)
     
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    Great shots. Like the two on the hoop and the guy hanging on the single strap best.
     
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    Much appreciated, @jknights - thank you!
     
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    Not my sort of thing.......but these are truly stunning.

    Thanks for posting.
     
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    :) well it's great that you took the time to have a look. I really thank you for such a kind comment!
     
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    Well done indeed Irene, another example of the high ISO performance of the X-T2 which you have brilliantly shot!
    Awesome
     
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    Many thanks, Mike! I'd rather shoot with high ISO than under-expose an image.
     
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    WOW. Absolutely dynamic!!
     
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    Gosh, thank you so much, @LilyN ! I really appreciate your reaction :)
     
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