Friday, March 25, 2011

Photo of the Day: Maestro

Maestro, originally uploaded by The Bacher Family.
As I photographed David's band concert last night from the bleachers at Eatonville Middle School, I captured--entirely by accidental timing--a photo of band director Susan Danielson with her arms outstretched, leading the band into a musical phrase. I liked it so much, I spent the next five minutes trying to replicate it again, anticipating when the moment would occur and snapping the shutter at the precise moment. Finally, success! -- and when I downloaded the photos at home, it was clear that the effort had paid off, because the second photo was superior to the first. I love this portrait of a Middle School band director at work in her element.

I think I prefer the color version to the black and white one, though you can decide for yourself. The black and white image is below.

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