In my last life, I had wings and could soar above the earth… In this life I have no wings, so I dance…..Livonne
Last night I had the great pleasure of doing some event photography for Blue Mountains Cancer Help who hosted a Celebration of Dance. The beautiful and talented Kirsty from KLB Images happily volunteered as well and joined me for the night to ensure we captured as much as possible. The dancers were swept up amid a swirl of music and colour and the audience were mesmerised. Some amazing lighting & effects were provided on the night by Purple Sky Productions. There was line dancing, belly dancing, tap, highland, zumba and so many other styles of movement all being undertaken by people of all ages. It was fantastic.
At one stage, I went behind the stage to capture the beautiful Porcelain Rose and company in an absolutely breathtaking Vintage Fan Dance. Fate was smiling on me as unbeknownst to me, Kirsty had the same idea on the other side of the stage. As it was dark, we couldn’t see each other but we must have been working in sync (as we often do) as we took a picture at exactly the same time. Imagine my delight when I looked at the screen and realise her flash had flooded my photo with amazing backlight, resulting in a beautiful, ethereal image.
I was so excited by it, that I couldn’t resist playing with it a bit more. I love that sometimes, things work in such synchronicity and the results are always amazing. So while I should have continued editing the other photos of the night (which you can find on my Facebook page ), I got carried away and waved my Photoshop wand, and voila… suddenly I’m in my safe place, amongst feathers, fairy dust and angel rays. Life is wonderful!