Something different

December 9th, 2007

D20 1133 Something different It’s not dance (although those are pointe shoes), it’s not figure, it’s probably not even art. It’s just something I like, so here it is.

While I was in New York City for Lois Greenfield’s workshop I also got together with a few friends. Theda was one friend who joined several of us for dinner one night. We ate at the Cheyenne Diner, one of the last, if not the last, metal car diners in the city. Good food too…and we hung around all evening and talked and they didn’t mind. Check it out if you are in the city. It’s right across from B and H.

The next night I stopped off at Theda’s apartment on my way home from the workshop and we did some available light photos just for fun. I use the photojournalism definition of available light: any light that’s available. In this case it was a lone bedside lamp in her bedroom. I used my 50mm f/1.4 for all the photos that evening. On the D200 it is effectively a 75mm (in terms of 35mm cameras) so it somewhat limits the possibilities. But it also has the speed to work in low light and the shallow depth of field that is fun to play with. This shot was done at 1/15 sec at f/2.2. ISO was set to 800.

I like the shapes in this photo…the angles of the legs, the curves of the pointe shoes, and the selective focus and the play of the colors against each other.

Whenever I go to New York one of the first things I do is contact Theda to see if she is available for a shoot. She is a wonderful model and a “sure thing.” I always know, no matter what the situation, if Theda is modeling I’ll come up with a photo that is a keeper. Add to that the fact that Theda is a fine person and a lot of fun to work with and I just have to shoot with her whenever I get the chance.

I have more dance photos from the workshop to post and those will be coming. But I was looking through the shoot with Theda tonight and really liked this shot, so I’m sharing it.

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