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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