The Little Mermaid by the Center Stage Youth Performers

My daughter Allison (the tentacle on the left with her arm raised) has been practicing for months with the Center Stage Youth Performers group to perform the play The Little Mermaid. Last week was finally the time for their performances, 7 in 5 days. They did a wonderful job, everyone showing the fruits of so much hard work in their great job and the wonderful set and costumes.

I was there as a parent, but of course my camera came with me. From my seat about 2/3 of the way back in the main section, I used my 70-200 lens to reach the stage and capture as much as I could. Hopefully those around me weren’t bothered too much as I had the camera shutter on the quiet mode and used a monopod while seated to help stabilize the camera. I managed to get most of the photos in focus and framed above the heads of the crowd in front of me. I enjoy the challenge of photographing live performances, especially those with engaging costumes and lighting. Kudos to the Center Stage group for their superb show!

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