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The Star

The Star

f/9, 1/200, ISO-100, 85mm

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Rehearsal

Rehearsal

f 4.5, 1/200, ISO-800, 50mm

I didn’t intend to publish this to my blog but I really liked the way the colors pop and the sharpness of the foreground figure. It’s something I took during rehearsal of my community theatre group’s rehearsal of “The Odd Couple: Female Version.” Yours truly has a small part in it.

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Lights Up

Lights Up

f/16, 30", ISO-800, 18mm

One of the unique charms about the Palace Theatre is that it’s not just a movie theatre. The screen includes a hoist system that lifts it up parallel with the ceiling, and opens up a 30’x30′ stage that the local community theatre group produces plays on.

There are roughly 25 stage lights mounted above the auditorium’s balcony,┬áready to shine down on the actors. For this shot I felt it was important to get as much depth of field as possible, while also getting the widest possible view in a fairly tight space. So I opened the wide angle as far as it would go and just opened up the shutter for as long as I dared at the smallest aperture. Of necessity the auditorium is a dark place, so I was sure I would ever be able to get something interesting out of this, but it turned out fairly well I think.

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No Room

No Room

f/3.5, 1/50, ISO-1600, 50mm

Another sign that is all-too frequent at the Palace Theatre is this one. Although the seating capacity is nearly 200, and this is a relatively rural, sparsely-populated area, the inexpensive movies make the movie a popular destination for many of the local residents. Often the balcony is the first to fill up.

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13

13

Something a little different. Our community theatre group produced a musical called 13 in August 2010 and I did the poster for it. It is based on the design for the Broadway poster, but I added a few effects to make it look more three dimensional and energetic. I also took all the photographs of the actors at the initial cast party in the director’s basement with my Nikon point and shoot.

Now I realize none of this is probably very interesting to many people, but taking these pictures was the first step toward bringing me back toward my photography roots, when I hadn’t attempted anything serious with a camera for 30 years, so this sort of started this whole photography blog thingy.

As a side note, it was my immense pleasure to act alongside the girl in the yellow dress in Bus Stop. She is a marvelous actress and already knows she wants to do it for a living. I wish I’d had such clarity at 13. I also had the pleasure of directing the girl in the Batman shirt in another play called Picnic, which turned out to be the community theatre’s best attended non-musical in years. Another extremely talented young lady. Both were a joy to work with. I think they believe I’m sorta weird though.

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