New Year's Eve means the big charity ball in South Charleston, Ohio. Every year, a Civil War period ball is held to benefit the South Charleston Opera House.
I've shot the ball a few times and every time, I struggle to take good images. The light is low and there is a lot of motion. Still, it is beautiful to see and one of my favorite events of the year. Those of you with very good eyes might notice that my good friend Debbie is playing in the band. That woman has skilz!
You can see the entire set of photos at this link.
This is one of those photos that you see the moment you turn the corner. I was across the farm yard when I saw the girls and I was a fraid that they would run off before I could get closer. I walked slowly towards them until I was close enough to get the shot and then fired off a series of photos.
This image is all about the girls wearing their pinnies contrasted against the massive side of the red barn. It's an iconic image that speaks of the simplicity and of an era past and the innocence of youth.
In keeping with Jodi's full dance season, she had a performance on Saturday night. Unfortunately, in the middle of the performance, the sprinklers came on and soaked the audience. The lawn seating cleared in an instant.
Not to be deterred, the troup simply moved to the parking lot where the audience gathered around and watched the girls finish dancing. When you are a photographer and a dance hsuband, you never know what you will see. Life is certainly interesting and full of surprises.
Perhaps the great attraction centers on the artwork displayed inside of the gallery? Did I mention that the storefront was actually a gallery? It is a gallery.
However, I suspect that the true source of this weekend's excitment might have something to do with the zills in this young belly dancer's hands.
Perhaps it was this pretty flower. Although, that's a silk flower and really should not garner any kind of rapt attention. What else is there to look at in the window?
Well, there is this giant smile. Seems like it's not a really committed smile. As though the person making the smile isn't really sure if they are pleased or not.
There seems to be quite a few people inside the store. I wonder if they have something to do with the crowd that was gathering outside of the storefront? Maybe we will find out what was going on in tomorrow's post. You never know.
The conversation went something like this:
Me: I am going to take your picture in front of the purple wall. Isn't that exciting?
Me: Here, put this feather thing on your head.
Me: Now look at me like you love me.
Jodi: I am so going to get even with you.
And that people is what you do when you are bored out of your mind and the sun has not shined on a weekend for weeks on end. You begin to go stir crazy and you take it out ont he ones you love the most.
Have a wonderful week.