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This is one of the Spanish-based Flamenco dance photos that I took for the Denver Folklorico and Flamenco dance group called Fiesta Colorado. I took over 2500 (total) photos in two consecutive nights for two different dance groups and I hope to get the editing completed next weekend. I have been slow at catching up with my critiques and I just wanted to let you know that I am still around. I will continue this Fiesta Colorado series for awhile and I will post a link for this outstanding group soon.

I set the iso at 1600 (I am not allowed to use fill-flash at performances...only the rank amateurs with their "point and shoots" get away with this...go figure) and I hand held the camera while bracing it over a railing. I just did some basic editing except for the dance floor. The local high school (West High School) actually has a very nice auditrorium but the dance floor was really beat up. I had to use a very soft brush at very low opacity to soften the scratches. I find Flamenco dance to be harder to photograph than all of the other types of dance genres put together. The lighting is usually bad, there is equipment scattered all over the place and the dancers aren't as sycronized as in many other types of dances because of the improvisational "freeform" nature of Flamenco. It has been years since I photographed a Flemenco concert where all of the visual elements just fell into place. This concert was a tough assignment.

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