The Opera Scene

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When I was getting moved into my new place in NZ, my posts became a little irregular. I never missed a day, but sometimes I was a little late rather than my normal midnight-central-time schedule! Anyway, things should be back to normal now… I was burning the candle at both ends… (not that I’m doing any less now… I just got that bit of my life under control!)

Daily Photo – The Opera Scene

The Chinese Opera almost has more photo opportunities than Burning Man. There are at least half-as-intense in their costumes, and every pose they get into seems like it is ready for a photo!

I took a great many photos that evening, and I still have many more to process. As I scrubbed through in Lightroom, this one really jumped out!

The Opera Scene

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/1.4
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length85mm (85mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • susan ratcliff

    Amazing shot – I love all the details – looking forward to more of these!

  • GeorgeGreen

    Beautiful – but this composition seems to be crying out for a square format.

  • Casper van Zyl

    Great take ,have a few myself.There were places we were not aloud to take pictures.The ushers would shine high LeD beams on you to expose any one taking pictures in the Auditorium. Once I was seated the camera was already set up,all I had to do was unzip the bag and hold the flap up and fire away. Most shots were at 1600-3200 but I have proof. Must make sure the person in front of you is small enough as not to spoil the shots. Most shows on tours are free, they are always very colourful and sometimes very busy so most shots don’t come out as you wan’t them to, as you are doing wrong anyway you must take the good with the bad. Have tried to shoot where they have masks on there faces and the mask changes with a blink of an eye,even shooting at 8 frames a second, could I catch it. Had the privilege to talk to one of the performers and his face went from blue to yellow and still could not see if the mask went up or down( out of sight ). China has such great shows in Beijing, Shanghai, Wuxi a must see when visiting. There are places where Photography is allowed but no flash. Beijing is the place for anyone who loves shopping other than camera gear,some of the streets are up to 14 lanes wide as if they planned for the future and the buildings very modern. So if you are planning a trip what can i say where to go,just check Trey’s blog and let others know as there is so much information on countries to travel to and its free info.You see some of my travel places have come from this very blog. I have never met the man but thank him all the same for his info he dishes out for all to benefit. So next time you need to go somewhere and not sure, read all about it on this blog. Then punch in the town country you want to visit and walla !! it all pops up in english,you can read about the places history food, maps,weather or anything you can think of. Then you are ready to hit the road ,don’t forget the wallet !!!!

  • Casper van Zyl

    I agree

  • http://www.quiettime.org/ Catherine Martin

    Look at the grace even in how they hold the fans – look at those fingers. And I love the makeup. Thanks for posting this one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Doriesmom Gail Stayton Moshier

    Great photo, Trey!! Have a wonderful Friday!!!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! :)

  • Trey Ratcliff

    I went with wide because it felt like a movie scene.

  • http://www.projectemp.com/ Matthew Macias

    I love all these Opera house shots! but a question just occurred to me, was the sound of your shutter going off a problem? or do you have a quite mode of some kind? I never thought of it until yesterday I was trying to shoot hummingbirds from relatively close spot and just the sound of my focus beep made them fly off lol.

  • Casper van Zyl

    Punch in the place of travel on Googles. Sorry forgot to mention that.

  • Casper van Zyl

    Fair answer

  • bcdouglas

    ACL is going to be two weekends long going forward! It’s time to move back to Austin! ;-)

  • http://thefella.com/ TheFella

    When I was in The Egg during the day, they had a female opera singer on a small stage in the lobby, just performing for a small group of people. I don’t speak Mandarin, nor do I like opera, but I found it absolutely captivating!

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