Looking for Light

Corey PerrineStaff
Shafts of light peek through the window as Emily Mecredy, 18, listens during rehearsal Thursday, March 18 at the Columbia County Ballet studio in Martinez.

Tech Specs: f/2.8, 1/1300, ISO 400, 70mm

Thoughts: This photograph was taken awhile back but never saw the light of day because of fear of print's reproduction inability to reproduce properly. However, it was one of my favorites coming from a common assignment.

I was assigned to photograph the rehearsal for Roar of Love, C.S. Lewis' adaptation of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.

Rehearsal was focused. In a small room and lots of ballet dancers.

Whenever I go on assignment I do my best to prepare myself mentally. I try to see with new eyes and look for light. In a way I'm like a moth is to a flame. When I see light, I'm drawn in. I examine it. I analize it. It's hard to explain it just grabs you and draws the breath from you.

Seeing this young girl during instruction, I noticed outside light was falling fast. I knew in a few minutes this nice shaft lighting would be gone. I took advantage of the last bit of evening light. Set my camera to expose for the highlights. I fired. Click. No good. Click. No good. Click. Ah, there it was.

 

 

 


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