Sunday, August 30, 2009

158/365 Dress rehearsal

The Junior Miss girls planned on a long night on Thursday, as we did a dress rehearsal from beginning to end.

With only six contestants, the night was mercifully short compared to the year we had 17 individual talent performances to practice.

This year we had two flutists, one singer, one tap dancer, one cheerleader, and one hip hop dancer. It was the first time in several years that we didn't have any humorous skits or lip-syncing routines.

While preference is usually given to contestants who have obviously practiced over time and honed their talent, I respect the girls who don't have a traditional on-stage talent and have the confidence to pull together something unique. I'd much rather see that creativity than hear the excuses from those who say, "I don't have a talent."

It takes guts to perform on stage in the bright lights. Not everyone can do it.

Camera: Canon 40D, 1/125s, f/4.5 at ISO 1000

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