Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ABC Wednesday > A is for Acrobats


The New Old-Time Chautauqua Circus played to a sold out house on the lawn at The Commons last night and it was the most fun I've had since...well, since last weekend's barn dance. I guess everybody has their heroes and mine are mostly entertainers. It's a hard life. I know. I've done it, traveling all the time, modest pay, dicey food. There were plenty of young people in the troupe but a lot of graybeards too and you've really got to love show business to keep doing it well into your middle years. Believe you me, the Chautauqua crew loves what they do. What they do is make people happy and thanks to them, a lot of Gabriolans went to sleep with smiles on their faces last night.

The trapeze artists, Shannon and Islando, were working with their backs to the remains of the day which made for a nice silhouette. I tweaked the image a bit in post to make it pop. More circus photos here

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14 comments:

RuneE said...

I like the way you shot that picture - the silhouette in monochrome was just right.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great "A" Shot!! Actually an Awesome shot! Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://sherrie-plummer.blogspot.com/2009/07/abc-wednesday-round-5.html

Miranda McAfee said...

Beautiful. Love the Silhouette.

RogerB said...

Fantastic photo! It's like a photo from 50+ years ago.

Your photos are very interesting - I'm a follower now.

Leslie: said...

This shot would be great for Monochrome Monday, too! :D

Virginia said...

Gosh Snap, that's a fabulous shot. My jaw dropped!
V

Jay said...

That's a great image! And a great 'A', too! Shall I give you an 'A' for achievement? :D

Lily Hydrangea said...

Ooh, I love this! Have you ever seen the movie "Wings Of Desire"? Your photo reminds me of the movie.
Great A post.

Jacob said...

I was a gymnast for a while in Jr. and Sr. high school and I do admire these trapeeze folks. They have incredible strength and courage and resilience.

This is just a super shot!

richies said...

An awesome silhouette photo. I try to take silhouettes, but never have much luck.

An Arkies Musings

AB said...

Great silhouette. It could not be bettered.

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome Silhouette! I love the composition of this picture!

Gunn White said...

This is a unique photo, and very nice!
Thanks for sharing both photo and text.

Frank said...

Really good eye. Love the shot and it works perfectly in b/w.