Friday, April 18, 2008

Photo Friday: Cold - Nutcracker dancers "Snowflakes"

So the photo isn't exactly "cold", but these girls are in costume dancing as snowflakes so I thought it would be appropriate. My friend Dawn has a daughter who is a phenomenal ballet dancer, and she happens to be dancing in the background. Every year I make it a point to see her dance performance in the nutcracker. This particular picture reminds me of a Degas painting. I love the magenta stage lighting, the motion blur of the dancers and the pose of the queen snowflake in the foreground.

2 comments:

Diana Evans said...

this photo is awesome...so much fun!

Dawn said...

The photo is wonderful. And it really does look like a Degas. Problem is, it's not my daughter. Ah! That's ok. But I really think you need to stop with the photo's and start with the art work. You are a graphic designer are you not?