Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ode to Degas?


Three Dancers, Seattle, Washington 2006

1/6 at f/18, focal length: 50mm, ISO 800, Aperture Priority, -1 EV,
- November 25, 2006 2:39pm PST. Photographed with Canon EOS 20D, EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Hand Held

Another older image, my mother's favorite. There is a cultural center in downtown Seattle near the Pacific Science Center that seems more like a huge food court when you first walk in, but in the back corner there was this great performance happening.

A friend of mine pointed out that it reminded her of an Edgar Degas painting. I like that.


  1. Great hand held capture John! At 1/6th you must have a pretty steady hand.


  2. Thanks Jeff. When I was in the photojournalism program at Brooks Institute of Photography, so much of what I shot was hand held in low light. I made a point of practicing, and still do. There's little tricks like breathing out and holding your breath just before you squeeze down (not hit!) on the shutter. As for this image, at 1/6th of a second @ 50mm it's definitely not tack sharp in areas like the floor, but for this subject matter, I don't think it needs to be.

  3. Your Dad likes it too!