Nothing like a healthy dose of shadows, contrast and the simplicity of black and white to add drama to an otherwise normal scene. Not to say the Lila Cockrell Theater is boring. On the contrary, it’s a very beautiful facility as you can see from these photographs. It’s just that, this isn’t the typical money shot. That said, it’s perhaps a more creative angle than the typical view you would see from the stage. It’s also a far cry from the architecture images I created years ago, when I started photography.
I shot this back in February, when my wife and I went to San Antonio to listen to my younger son’s middle school concert. I strategically positioned myself in the middle of the first balcony so that I can film the entire orchestra. With the OM-D E-M5 Mark II positioned on tripod to record the concert, I had my PEN-F available to shoot stills.
It was less than three months ago when I shot this, but it seems like it was a lot longer. Maybe I judge the length of time that passes with the number of frames I shoot. Between SXSW and Rodeo Austin in March, plus my photowalks and, more recently, Eeyore’s Birthday Party, I’ve shot many thousands of frames since this concert. I’ll eventually blog about all these events. But even with daily blogging, my backlog of images still seems to increase.
Did I mention I’m a prolific shooter?
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