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Nikon D2X


Capture Date/Time: February 24, 2006 9:12
Focal Length: 50 mm
Aperture/Shutter Speed: F/2.8 - 1/160 sec
ISO: 640
Flash: None

My daughter had her grade school assembly this morning, and all of the lower school students came to watch. It was a very well-done musical revue about the history of Chicago. We, the parents, stood in the back of the room with our cameras and video equipment. We were an amazing throng of papparazzi back there. I wish I had brought my long lens, because this is as close as I got. My wife, as usual, was in charge of the video camera here.



Comments


02.24.06, 03:39 PM, Gary:

yes I must have a few gig of gymnasium shots, the long lens is tough in gym lighting


02.24.06, 05:40 PM, Ana:

Oh, this is a clever photo.


02.24.06, 07:22 PM, Duane Bong:

Nice bokeh and "double framing".


02.25.06, 02:35 AM, Heidi:

Hehe Mike, this is real cool!


02.25.06, 11:11 AM, Jeremi:

Very cool shot!


02.25.06, 12:05 PM, Still:

An interesting idea... Well done.


02.25.06, 03:29 PM, Mark:

Mike, I think this is another example of how you take a memorable moment and turn it into an artistic shot that also fits quite nicely in the family album.

I think it's quite a chore to take family-album pictures that score high on the artistic scale, so I always admire a photographer that can pull it off. Dave at Chromasia has it down pat too.

Great picture.


02.25.06, 03:30 PM, Mark:

PS, looking to learn something from this picture- is the dof totally lens induced or did you add some in post processing?


02.25.06, 03:45 PM, MikesRightBrain:

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Mark- the dof is totally lens-induced. I didn't have any time to do any post-processing on this one other than some cropping. We were quite a distance away from where the stage and kids were, so that's why they were so out of focus.


02.25.06, 09:50 PM, cool daddio:

Through 20 plus years of daughter events I have been amazed at the hardware proliferation over the last couple years at these type events. Very intersting shot.


02.27.06, 06:21 AM, Chantal:

Nice idea.

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