Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Creative Photography: Dance The Night Away
Roger is hosting a weekly Creative Photography contest and against all my inner demons and child like apprehensions I decided to join in.
What is it about the word contest that can set a person to thinking nothing they ever did was any good?
Note to self: Start thinking of every meal as a contest – lose 30 pounds by being too intimidated to eat.
I never take a good photo if I set out to. I love what I see in my mind’s eye I just don’t always capture it. That’s why I take photos all the time – everywhere, everything. I love discovering them later.
After traveling through my archives muttering like Forest Gump – “Creative is as creative does” I found this shot.
I took it last year at my niece’s Sweet 16 party. Her “theme” was Disco 70s and the dance floor was packed all night. I settled in by the DJ (he was adorable!) and shot and shot and shot the night away. The lighting was terrible – dark purple and strobe lights and disco balls – OH MY! Virtually nothing came out but I played around with enhancement and balance and cropped my little heart out.
When my niece and her friends saw this one the reactions were:
“looks like something MTV used to show” – ahhh yes – remember when MTV actually had something to do with music and dance?
“wow, retro – just like the old days” – hilarious kid! Hope I’m around when he’s bald.
So. Well. Whoop There It Is.
Hope you check out all the other entries.