Tonight is our annual dance recital, and the main reason I’ve been away from the blogs this week. I did pop around and comment to many of you this morning! The theme for recital this year is “The Elements of Dance”:
That is the very cool t-shirt our dance teacher had made up this year. All of the dances relate in some way to either earth, air, fire or water. My girls have been working very hard both on their dances (14 dances feature one or both of the girls or me!) and with helping out getting ready for the recital. Dress rehearsal was last night, and the only time flash photography is allowed. I took 124 photos last night! Here are two of my favorites:
This is Meghan in a beautiful layout-prep for her jazz dance, “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” by the Scorpions.
This is Sarah in a wonderful heel-stretch during her jazz dance “Firework,” by Katy Perry. Sarah worked hard stretching all year to be able to achieve this dance move.
I am MUCH happier with my camera this year than I was last year at this time, BUT I’ve made a new discovery. I think my next purchase for my camera will have to be a Speedlite flash. The built-in flash cannot keep up with the speed at which I was hoping to take photos. Lighting conditions are absolutely terrible at a dress rehearsal and I could not find a combination of shutter speed and aperture that would have allowed me to go without flash AND have decent stop-action, at least with the lenses that I currently own. I have the feeling that a lens that might allow such a combination is likely out of my price range.
I’m sure I’ll be sharing more photos when I have time to do some more editing. In the meantime, wish us luck tonight!