Friday, February 1, 2013

A slump, or am I just being lazy?

Since about mid-December, my camera hasn't been getting its usual amount of use. I'm not really sure why. Maybe it's been the weather, holiday busyness, too much good football on TV, or a hundred other excuses. Usually I can find plenty of excuses to go out shooting. Lately, it seems to be the other way around.

I forced myself to get out last Sunday (a football-less Sunday afternoon), but even downtown Asheville couldn't get me too excited. I got a few shots in, but it was a "blah" trip overall. A lack of shooting leads to a lack of new photos to post here on my blog, so I had to look into the archives for today's post.

Dancing In The Street, Waynesville, NC  -  2008
(Click on photo to enlarge.)

This photo is one of my favorites from Folkmoot, Waynesville's annual dance and cultural festival. Dance photography is the ultimate hit or miss activity. Because of the constant movement of the dancers, getting everything looking just right in the viewfinder is mostly luck. In this photo everything fell into place. The position of their feet, the eye contact between the dancers, the swirl of her skirt, the expression on her face - none of this could be planned as the dancers twirled and moved across the dance area. Sometimes you just get lucky.

1 comment:

  1. Love the motion of her skirt and the gracefulness of their feet.
    Terrific capture.
    I understand the feeling about pictures. I haven't shot much either. Maybe it's just the mid winter Blahs.