Saturday, September 26, 2009

Week 38: Miley Cyrus at Staples Center

Miley Cyrus at Staples Center on 09/22/09- Photos by: E Sedgwick

This week, I took my daughters to see Miley Cyrus at Staples Center in Los Angeles. I feel like I'm turning into an old fuddy-duddy after this show. Miley definitely puts on an entertaining show with many costume changes, lots of energy, great lighting, terrific backup dancers & band but sitting in front of us were a mother and her two daughters who were both 7 and under.

I couldn't help but wonder at the image that Miley was projecting with her tight corsetted tops or tank tops with her bra showing and short shorts and her dance moves. As the daughter of teen-agers, one just older than Miley, I understand that Miley is growing up but she seems to be moving herself into the world of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan yet many of her fans are still in the tween and younger set. Billy Ray Cyrus was in the audience at the show and I can't imagine as a father watching my not even 17 year old perform some of the moves Miley was making in the outfits she was wearing. It would have been disturbing to me.

Okay, enough comments on the show - this is a photography blog so on to the photos. This is a collage of photos taken by my 17 year old daughter at the show. I don't even try to take my 40d into shows like this because most venues won't allow it. The photos were taken with a Canon Powershot SX100 IS which was set on automatic mode with the flash turned off. I think my daughter did a great job with these. It was hard to pick a few favorites.

Week 37: North Side of Computer Lab 2009-10

Oops, I missed a week. Anyway, this week I spent some time finishing up the theme in the Computer Lab at school. This year's theme is "Going on Safari in the Cyber Jungle" so you will see lots of jungle elements in the room.

The north wall in the lab has a bank of cabinets above the computers. This year I am using these to display student work. Currently shown are K-5th self-portraits created in Drawing for Children (K & 1), Kidpix (2nd & 3rd) & Paint (4th & 5th). Under the cabinets you can see that the computers have monkeys on them with the computer numbers for this year to go along with the theme.

Photo Taken: September 18, 2009
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Tamron 28-75mm f2.8
Exposure: 1/60
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Fired
AV Mode, Spot Metering, Auto White Balance