I have a handful of shots from 2017 that I am really pleased with – but this is one of my favourites.
Not on a technical level because it's full of errors - mainly due to poor light. I do have many more of these dancers that are technically much better.
I like it because it captures a great moment during a dance rehearsal. The dancers themselves may not agree.
I was unfamiliar with the routine so felt lucky to capture this moment on the first attempt.
After reviewing the image I was disappointed with the quality but I knew I would have a few more chances at the next rehearsals – but I wasn’t able to catch this quite the same again.
Pictures capture memories. For most people seeing this, it looks like a frozen moment in time (some might even say posed – it isn’t!), but for me it reminds me of the grace and beauty of the dancers and the result of many weeks practice and many years of great tuition.
So, it’s technically not a great image but it is a great memory.
Yes, it has had some editing but why not?! #favouriteshot#ballet#halesowen#cornbow#mareli#swanlake#pointe#memory#frozen#dancers#ballerinas