For some reason this shot reminds me of the Stephen Gammel artwork from Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, by Alvin Schwartz:

Any how, I was having issues with lighting, any settings I tried, I would still get blur. So I decided, maybe blur is a good thing. I believe this was a shutter speed of 2 seconds, ISO 1600, f/2.8. I knew I wanted to process this black and white, and I wanted to rough it up a bit and make it look as if there was some some light bleeding on an exposure.

The shot is from a dance event at Mikey’s Place. This happened to be a group of tap dancers.

What I learned from this outing was that not everything has to be crisp and clean; a little blur, ok a lot in this case, can say a lot about what you are trying to show in your photo.

Jay-Bird

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