Whitney High School Talent Show 2013

Discussion in 'Street and Documentary' started by Gary, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Whitney High School - Cerritos, California

    #1
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    OMD w/ PL25mm, 1/2000, F/2.5, ISO 1600

    #2
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    OMD w/ O75mm, 1/250, F/4, ISO 1600

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    OMD w/ PL25mm, 1/250, F/2.8, ISO 1600

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    OMD w/ P35-100 @ 85mm, 1/500, F/4, ISO 1600

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    GRAA0772.
    OMD w/ P7-14 @ 13mm, 1/90, F/4, ISO 1600

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    OMD w/ P35-100 @ 100mm, 1/250, F/2.8, ISO 1600

    #7
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    OMD w/ P35-100 @ 100mm, 1/250, F/2.8, ISO 1600

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    OMD w/ P35-100 @ 35mm, 1/180, F/2.8, ISO 1250

    Thanks for Viewing
    Gary
     
  2. serhan

    serhan SC All-Pro

    May 7, 2011
    NYC
    Excellent images as "always":).
     
  3. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    "as usual" ... LOL ...

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  4. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    Wonderful, all.Especially like #7.
     
  5. john m flores

    john m flores SC All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Great stuff Gary. They are lucky to have someone with your talent document them
     
  6. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    Really nicely done, Gary! Those kinds of exposure require real attention to details of how your metering works. You got some great stuff technically, compositionally and that "decisive moment" thing as well.
     
  7. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Thanks David.
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    G
     
  8. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    The drama teacher is extremely appreciative. The kids love the images and my stuff is all over their facebook pages. I'll probably get around 15,000 hits on my Smugmug within 24 hours, (there's only a 1,025 kids at WHS). I few people know how much effort is envolved, but you know as well as I, that most people think the images just jump into the camera-phone and then jumps into the computer and you're done.

    Gary

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  9. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Thanks John. Because of the odd/harsh lighting (kids on spots), I shoot in manual with spot metering.

    Gary

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  10. entropic remnants

    entropic remnants SC All-Pro

    Mar 3, 2013
    John Griggs
    That makes perfect sense and it really shows.
     
  11. spinyman

    spinyman SC Veteran

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    Dec 21, 2011
    Valley Center,Ca.
    David
    OH MAN! That three dancers blur is amazing!
     
  12. Briar

    Briar SC All-Pro

    Oct 27, 2010
    Scotland
    Karen
    Heck the kids look amazing. School talent days have certainly changed since I was at school. Great shots too.
     
  13. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    I thought that you'd like that ... it's on the odd side.

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    G
     
  14. Gary

    Gary SC All-Pro

    Aug 19, 2012
    Southern California
    Gary Ayala
    Some qualifications, Whitney is the number one rated, by standardized testing, public high school in California. Attendance is by invitation only. Last year more than $10M in scholarship monies was accepted and divided amongst 175 seniors (more was offered that was accepted). WHS is also the number one feeder high school of students admitted to our Military Academies. In 2011, IIRC, three WHS students were admitted to West Point, simply extraordinary. These kids are the best of the best and the shows they produce reflects why they're at WHS.

    The kids are amazing.

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    Best of all they support each other. Even kids with sub-par performances, (like some of the individual singers, lol), were not jeered or belittle, but were given shouts of encouragement and applause. WHS is a very different school than the one you or I attended.

    Gary