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Balancing Act


I have always enjoyed event coverage as I never know what to expect from one moment to the next.

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend a local arts festival in the North Davidson community of Charlotte. Initially, I didn't know what to expect as many of the participants were heavily influenced by the arts and possibly a few illegal substances.


As the various performers presented their creative works on stage I kept the camera working. Initially the stage lighting proved to be very challenging however, I didn't give up. I was chasing a shot.

My goal was to land one image that could summarize the artistry of the evening. In one moment, the lighting went to a more neutral color, the subjects on stage slowed their movement, and suddenly, I manged to catch the shot I was chasing.

In this image one subject is entirely in shadow, while the other is lit from the overhead spotlight. There is an immediate connection to the yin and yang symbol, however I can also appreciate the power and presence of the shadow subject, while the lit subject is at rest.

In the end, I titled this image balancing act.

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