If you would like to participate in the Flickr Photo of the Week contest, all you need to do is upload your photo to our Flickr group page. It’s fine to submit a photo you took earlier than the current week, but we are hoping that the contest will inspire you to go out and shoot something fantastic this week to share with Art&Seek users. If the picture you take involves a facet of the arts, even better. The contest week will run from Monday to Sunday, and the Art&Seek staff will pick a winner on Monday afternoon. We’ll notify the winner through FlickrMail (so be sure to check those inboxes) and ask you to fill out a short survey to tell us a little more about yourself and the photo you took. We’ll post the winners’ photo on Wednesday.
Now, here’s more from Ian:
Title of photo:Ponchielli’s Fantasia No.2
Equipment: Canon 30D (My 7D is out for repairs ) with a Canon EF 28-135mm lens. Image was processed in Adobe Lightroom.
Tell us more about your photo:Ponchielli’s Fantasia No.2 is from the annual Brown Bag Dance Series presented by SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts Division of Dance. This open to the public event featured 11 dance numbers choreographed and performed by Meadows dance students. This piece from Thursday’s performance was choreographed by Aubry Neal and performed by students Morgan Beckwith, Hattie Haggard, Summer Myatt, Aubry Neal, Emily Reiff and Kelsey Rohr.
While my spot in the front row was ideal for watching the performance, taking photos of it was another story. Those giant, two-story windows, which can be seen in the photo behind the dancers, not only nicely illuminate the Owens Arts Center lobby, but they also backlight the dancers, making for a more challenging capture. Still, I found myself coming back on Friday to watch another performance and, this time, shoot from a non-backlit location. As a bonus, I was able to witness another wonderful performance by these talented young dancers.
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