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Featured Night at the Circus

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by palombasso, Dec 21, 2018.

  1. palombasso

    palombasso Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2014
    Hi, in November I went with my family to a Circus act at a shopping mall here in Rio de Janeiro. Really liked the experience and wanted to share the shots I was able to get.

    For a few years now animals are forbidden to be used in the Circus so the show was mostly clowns, trapeze artists and musical acts.

    I took my GX7 paired with the Olympus 75mm 1.8 to keep the size small (vs the G85) but still be able to use the viewfinder as to not have the bright lcd screen light up (vs the GM1) - altought lots of people were using their phones to take pictures and videos all though the show.

    Really liked the combination of camera + lens for the seats I had, bit of luck as I couldn't know the distances before.
    Also had to shoot mostly one-handed because my daughter was on my lap, but as I kept the shutterspeeds high for the action it didn't affect the keepers that much.

    Hope you'll enjoy

    Link to full album on Flickr

    Some of my favorites below:
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  2. ddekadt

    ddekadt Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Aug 30, 2013
    Central California
    Daniel
    Nice collection. In particular, 6 is excellent. 2, 7, and 8 are also really nice performance shots. I like 3 too but maybe with a crop? I really like the light and shadows and the relationship between the performer and the woman. I think you could accentuate that.
     
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  3. KeithT

    KeithT Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jan 17, 2017
    South Africa
    Keith Temlett
    Rated as Winner . . . timing in pic #8 spot on!

    75mm.... I would probably have taken the 50-200mm. Just shows you don't always need to longest zoom lens.
     
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  4. palombasso

    palombasso Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

    115
    Jan 31, 2014
    Thanks for the input. I'll try playing with cropping a bit.
    There are other pictures of the same performance on the flickr album, really liked the lights at that moment, but reviewing after the upload I could have also straightened them a bit.
     
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  5. palombasso

    palombasso Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    Jan 31, 2014
    Thanks! #8 is one of my favorites also.
    I took the 75 mostly because of the aperture. Next time on a similar event I might try the 45-175 - more flexibility at the cost of higher ISO.
     
  6. Brownie

    Brownie Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Sep 3, 2018
    SE Michigan
    Really, really nice.
     
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  7. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    California
    Lovely pics and colors! And also glad to hear animals are no longer being made to do stupid stuff for 'entertainment'.
     
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  8. CyVan

    CyVan Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Mar 9, 2016
    Jamaica
    Great Set!

    I've always felt like I've won the lottery whenever I go to an event and I find I'm the perfect distance to use the 75 :D 
    Even if I get the Sigma 56 I'll never sell that lens just because of this sort of flexibility.
     
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  9. P Hopper

    P Hopper Mu-43 Regular Subscribing Member

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    May 26, 2015
    Gostei muito!
    Obrigado
     
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  10. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Legend Subscribing Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Wonderful set! The lead photo blows me away. Well done!
     
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