PESO Dance like noone's watching

Daniel J. Matyola danmatyola at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 12:05:12 EST 2019


Great image

I love the expression on the face of the dancer, and also on the face of
the onlooker to the right!

Dan Matyola
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On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 1:26 AM Larry Colen <lrc at red4est.com> wrote:

> Personally, I think the phrase "Dance like noone's watching” makes about
> as much sense as “Take photos as if nobody will ever look at them”.  You
> can’t live your life terrified of what others will think, but there are
> times when it’s helpful to consider the audience.
>
> Be that as it may, it did seem the perfect caption for this photo:
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/49041750812/in/album-72157711715372386/
>
> It was a live band night at a swing dance in Palo Alto last Wednesday, and
> I spent some time playing with the camera.  I learned that the 35/1.4 on
> the K-1 is a bit more finicky on focus point placement than I expected.
> With the 31/1.8 on the APS bodies, the shorter fl, smaller aperture and
> larger focus points seemed to not only give it more depth of field, but
> also more likely to focus on dancers in the foreground.  In this hall, this
> setup did a marvelous job of focusing on the paneling on the far wall.  I
> need to work at being more specific with single point focus, or maybe
> trying the select 9 and see how it works.
>
> For those that are interested, I posted them in order of social dancing,
> musicians, competition and performance.  The competition and performance
> are not usual occurrences at the weekly dance.
>
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/ellarsee/albums/72157711715372386
>
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