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Old 6th December 2014
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Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

Is anyone else going to this Olympus event on Wednesday?

I was lucky enough to get a place and can't wait for the opportunity to shoot some ballet, a long desired opportunity
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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

I missed this.

What an opportunity! Looking forward to seeing your pictures.
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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

I missed that too. Never been to a ballet either. That's two of us looking forward to seeing your shots Brian.
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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

My daughter who is studying for her MA at the RCA got an invite to the ENB rehearsal studio in Kensington to see a rehearsal of this last week.So I've seen some of her sketches.
I think you're in for a treat.
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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

Was wondering when the tickets were going to appear.
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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

I went to a National Dance Company Wales rehearsal in Dance City Newcastle, and it was great to try out a few photo ideas in testing conditions - low light, no flash meant a chance to try sow shutter speeds! I tried for this one as well as should be a great event and I look forward to seeing the resulting photos from the lucky ones to get to this event.
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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

Hi Brian. Yes I was lucky too and will be there. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity.
Best regards
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Hi Brian. Yes I was lucky too and will be there. I'm really looking forward to the opportunity.
Best regards
Claire
Very much looking forward to seeing what is produced.

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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

Dam, and i thought i was the only lucky winner ;-) looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Itinerary provided - 1345 main door / 1400 start. Introduction followed by presentation by Sisi Burn. Olympus OM-D E-M10 cameras handed out, along with a memory card for use during two photography sessions with a 15 minute break in between to swap lenses and equipment. Event scheduled to finish 16.30.
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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

Brian, I cannot believe I did not SEE THIS post before going to the Ballet and MISSED YOU mega at that

It was AWESOME I met up with Claire (above) and Trev and Chris in Starbucks nearly opposite the Coliseum, before and Claire and I walked to Charing Cross going home

It is as if Christmas came early for me I was ecstatic with excitement last Thursday and could not get to sleep ... thinking about Lenses and Settings ... eventually Monday came around and only two more sleeps ZZZ zzz and this morning I was early for the Coach to Victoria and just got home and uploaded my images and even more EXCITED I do not know how that can be but it was a terrific day - I got to use the 40-150 (and shared with with two others)

I am going to bed dreaming about which TEN IMAGES to seek approval for ... and shall spend the WHOLE weekend on them

I know Claire had a great day and hope you did too Brian ???
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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

Damn, how come I didn't see (or hear) you there


Yes a great day but I was stuck with the 12-40 which was too short so all my images need a heavy crop, not good working at IS3200


How did you find the 40-150?

Lots of pics to screen, mostly duds but a few not too bad I hope, I look forward to seeing your results


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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

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Damn, how come I didn't see (or hear) you there


Yes a great day but I was stuck with the 12-40 which was too short so all my images need a heavy crop, not good working at IS3200


How did you find the 40-150?

Lots of pics to screen, mostly duds but a few not too bad I hope, I look forward to seeing your results



Brian, I was with Claire I was wearing a purple fleece (Jack Wolfskin), bright Lilac/purple scarf at the neck, black T shirt and denim Jeans and have blonde/beige hair, in exceedingly comfy and warm walking boots of brown suede and leather (horse riding boots) ... and .. carrying a ONE in all black with 40-150 lens

ps like this ... (I was trying the lens near the bar ... and experimenting with photographing the Lilies ... from above) unsuccessfully



pps Postie at Hayloft should have something for you two today


and using my 75 and 75-300 in all Black - focal length of the 40-150 and being telephoto did not give me my best shots

I found the lighting with the 40-150 too "harsh" for my "style" and actually the 75-300 did the best job for me - probably as I lurve this lens and I am used to stopping it down on bright days

I rather fear that since getting the ONE and, going "Prime" (Thanks to IanSky and his advice ) I have got out of using telephoto - I did move forward out of my seat or lean well back lots with the 75 prime
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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

Nope, didn't spot you at all. I was lurking in the entrance hall from about 1.35 keeping an eye open in case I spotted anyone I knew but you must have snuck in when my back was turned

Interesting to hear what you said about the 40-150 though, how was the 75 f1.8 (another I was too late to grab)
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Re: Nutcracker Rehearsal 10th December

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Nope, didn't spot you at all. I was lurking in the entrance hall from about 1.35 keeping an eye open in case I spotted anyone I knew but you must have snuck in when my back was turned

Interesting to hear what you said about the 40-150 though, how was the 75 f1.8 (another I was too late to grab)
We arrived stealthily from Starbucks at 1.47 in the Foyer and I spent some time guarding gear bags (while others went to use the facilities ) and taking photos of that magnificent little Christmas Tree in the Foyer - when we went downstairs I was straight to the 40-150 lens to handle it quick and put my name on trying one ...

The 75 is mine from last years HY shopping trip and I LURVE IT to bits
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I was straight to the 40-150 lens to handle it quick and put my name on trying one ...
it obviously helps to be blonde, female and attractive - when I tried to do the same they told me it would be a case of first come first serve in the free for all!
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