Sunday, June 29, 2008

Incus Revels in the Street

Along with the lovely daytime dancing at the festival posted below, there was a delightful evening of the band and the dancers holding forth in the road in front of their camp. It was a night of on-the-fly music and in-the-moment improvisational dance. It was a really magical couple of hours.

Jason and Katy
Jason and Katy of Incus

The band's music is highly suited to a barely lit venue. The light here was a couple of tiki torches, and one battery lantern on a table. Passers-by were barely illuminated, and capturing the players and dancers was a test of my ability, and the range of my lovely 50 mm f/1.8 lens.

Twilight Gypsies
Night Revels

If you haven't followed the link to Incus' site (above), do so and get a feel for their music. It's dark, deep, and compelling. It brings out whatever dance motivation you have and sets it free.

The lovely and talented Kira Meade on cello

While the players were playing, the dancers were dancing. They were harder to shoot, as they seldom gave me a dramatic pause to work with. But oh, when they did it set my shutter a-tripping!

Jessamyn with Veil
Jessamyn with Veil

I must have taken a couple of hundred photos to get a scant handful of good shots. It was worth every second of effort.

Jessamyn and street scene

These were taken on my Nikon D40 with a Nikkor 50 mm prime lens at f/1.8, ISO 800, hand held at 1/10 second with no flash. There are more at my Flickr site.

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