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Re: “The challenge of dance photography

I shot for the Colorado Ballet for over 20 years and the DenverCenter for Performing Arts for 20+ years and the Chicago City Ballet before that. 3000 shots (almost 1 per second) in an hour hour is pretty extreme. I would average about 550 shots per performance. I do agree with you that dance is like a fast moving sporting event with constantly changing light. I found the secret to capturing the best shots is listening to the music.

Posted by Terry Shapiro on 11/11/2017 at 2:00 PM

Re: “The challenge of dance photography

I've been shooting dance for several companies for many years. Since I'm shooting dress rehearsals, I have the luxury of being able to stand anywhere. But like you, have to deal with stage lighting and movement. I use a Sony a7R2 for its high ISO abilities, letting it float between 100-6400. I do use a shallow depth of field of between f2.0 and f3.2 and 1/200s. I almost always use a 28mm lens, unless I'm shooting solos, in which case I might switch to a 35mm or 55mm. But always prime. And finally, to deal with the hot overhead lights, I turn the EV down by 2/3 to 1 1/3 stops to make sure I don't blow out the highlights. Because the sensor of the a7R2 is ISO Invariant, I can pull a lot of detail out of the shadows. Congratulations on having the opportunity to shoot the CSDT!

Posted by marinsd on 11/11/2017 at 8:15 AM

Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

Olympic gouge talks of the savior crusader, the other nut job on tejon. These dudes are armed to the teeth, and now its open season? Stop it ALL OF YOU! This is Matt's call to war. Great! Now nobody gets laid?

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Posted by saurumon on 11/10/2017 at 5:00 PM

Re: “Reader: The parks department should reread its mission statement

I agree, the process conducted by the city to approve the land swap was dirty all the way.

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Posted by Carl Strow on 11/10/2017 at 1:22 PM

Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

I feel your rage.
True enough that cspd is largely indifferent to your daughter...
Until today...
They don't do much, but they read this. You had better PRAY that nothing befalls pinprick creepdad.
You got the pig's ear now!
It only gets worse. Dad gone and you both breakin' rocks in canyon city.

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Posted by novigilante on 11/10/2017 at 9:07 AM

Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

My daughter was sexually abused by her own father we reported it and if I wouldn't have found out she probably wouldn't have said anything went to police station made reports and still have done nothing about it they said they couldn't arrest him with no evidence but I have text messages from him to my daughter then they wonder why people take matters into their own hands....

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Posted by angry mom on 11/10/2017 at 2:35 AM

Re: “Reader: Keep the "dirt" buried

This from the National Archives: "The National Archives is releasing documents previously withheld in accordance with the JFK Assassination Records Collection Act. The vast majority of the Collection (88%) has been open in full and released to the public since the late 1990s. The records at issue are documents previously identified as assassination records, but withheld in full or withheld in part."
In other words, this is merely part of an ongoing release of information regarding the assassination of JFK. The release and the release dates were legislated. If you don't want to see them, then don't look at them.
Usually people who are made nervous about attention being given to sexual assault incidents are those people who have themselves committed sexual assault. Is that you, by any chance??

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Posted by Paula George on 11/09/2017 at 6:23 PM

Re: “Reader: Keep the "dirt" buried

B.D. Bryan, this is the stupidest thing i have seen today. Congratulations. Good job CS Indy you are truly a voice for the mentally unstable.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 11/09/2017 at 1:31 PM

Re: “Reader: Keep the "dirt" buried

just locker room talk right... doesn't count if you can pay them off...

let the dirt stay buried... is this the p@$$Y grabber in chief???

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Posted by happyfew on 11/09/2017 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Reader: Keep the "dirt" buried

If a woman is sexually assaulted by an older person then it doesn't count? Should all women who've been sexually assaulted keep quiet to "Keep the Peace"? I guess "Love thy Neighbor" doesn't mean a thing when one is assaulted, only when they speak of it. YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM!

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Posted by JWM on 11/09/2017 at 10:33 AM

Re: “Reader: Trump's not worthy of military respect

you would rather have Clinton bombing Syria and the rest of dozens of countries by drone? I don't know which of the two is better- but the least the Army and Air Force could do is stop wearing their goddamn combat uniform out in public.

Thanks, from another Service Member--

Eat it

Posted by KyleJS on 11/09/2017 at 1:36 AM

Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

I think what i find frustrating here is that it feels like this savior-fetish that a lot of men are feeling right now. It's like street harassment and workplace assault and all other abuse we endure is now a genre of pulp fiction that is always explicit, titillating, and then ends on a note of sanctimony. You say you're trying to understand- and I'm going to take you at your word, but if so, can we look together at where you need to work? First, like much pulp fiction, you have a weird fixation on her physicality here, whether you meant it that way or not. Sure, it provides a theme, but I'm 5'8" and I've been raped twice by age 39 and experience the exact same crap on the street despite being well past my prime as the standards go - as do my friends who both fit and don't fit the fantasies of the male sexual gaze of little and innocent (do you think you might be fixating on this as a factor as a result of your own gaze?). Do you think if I was a few inches taller I could've pushed him off me more easily? Sure, it can be true if you happen to have a visible identity that coincides with a porn category, you're extra screwed (pun intended) if you try to exist in public, but there's no shortage of dudes that literally harass every woman who walks by. Even old ugly hags like me. Second, stop it with the self-congratulatory humility here. You're probably feeling pretty great that you brought this to our attention... newsflash: women already know this. And guess what? So do men. You just don't know if we know that you know, so of course, you gotta publish your woke-ness so we know you're one of the special men, one of the good guys. Well, we know that too. Look, nobody thinks all men are rapists, or that you're all culpable on a personal level for the patriarchy and misogyny that creates rape culture. But we also know there is a lot of gray area that our good guy allies walk around in. And we can't tell you where you need to draw the line - because we aren't in those spaces, at least not the full us. If you really wanted to do something to stop and change all this, (here's my Third point) do this: Instead of a salacious description of all the dirty things we encounter on the street as reported by a definitely-not-turned-on-boyfriend-asserting-his-territorial-claim, give us an honest, vulnerable assessment of the ways YOU have failed us. Tell us that you're conflicted with (it's probably in your porn history) and the ways you worry you've failed us. Tell us what you think is unfair. Ask us what we want you know. Ask us to help you be better and share your failures and your remorse. Don't speak for us. Don't explain the shit we deal with to us or for us. Dont save us. Save yourself my friend. We been out here for years and we're working on saving our damn selves. You do that.

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Posted by Olympe de Gouges on 11/08/2017 at 11:31 PM

Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

Powerful. Sobering. Shocking. And all together too real, for too many, for far too long.

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Posted by Allen Beauchamp on 11/08/2017 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Reader: Either assimilate, or get out

"Citizen of this planet" "World citizen"


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Posted by Stain K. Hensley on 11/08/2017 at 7:50 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump's not worthy of military respect

Hey let me add LCpl USMC (BadASS), because I'm a Marine!

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Posted by Rob Hicks on 11/08/2017 at 7:27 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump's not worthy of military respect

That is an opinion, but it is not shared by all veterans or those still active. I never understood why Light Colonels are always the ones to include their rank in any correspondence even in retirement.

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Posted by Rob Hicks on 11/08/2017 at 7:10 PM

Re: “Reader: Trump's not worthy of military respect

I didn't like serving under President Reagan and Mr. Trump is the personification of why I despise the G.O.P. in general. They're happy to send young men and women into harms way but we're forgotten once our hitch is up .

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Posted by Thomas Van Cleave on 11/08/2017 at 4:27 PM

Re: “Reader: Either assimilate, or get out

"Exactly thank you. I think its around 600 dollars to file for citzenship. " -- Mikeb45

If you are a legal resident. If not, you cannot apply.

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Posted by Odin on 11/08/2017 at 1:08 PM

Re: “Reader: Either assimilate, or get out

First Patience Kabwasa said:

""Rosalina," who left Honduras when she was 14, and has lived here as a "good law-abiding citizen/immigrant for over 20 years.""

Well, to begin with, if she came here without following the legal processes, then she is here illegally and therefore by the very definition of "law abiding", she is not.

And then, if she is a citizen, then she has nothing to fear from ICE. ICE does not deport citizens.

So Patience really needs to learn what the heck she is talking about.


Then Doug Roman wrote:

"Then Why has Rosalina occupied this country for over 20 years and not applied to become an American citizen?"

Because if Rosalina is here illegally, she cannot apply for citizenship. There is no path to citizenship in DACA.

"People cannot just cross borders illegally and work, pay taxes, etc., and also then choose not to go through the proper naturalization process that millions of others have in becoming citizens."

If they come here illegally, they cannot go through the naturalization process. Only legal residents can do so.

" Either assimilate and become Americans, or get out."

It is perfectly acceptable for legal residents to stay here without becoming citizens.

So Doug, like Patience, really needs to learn what the heck he is talking about.

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Posted by Odin on 11/08/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “One chronicle of street (and other sexual) harassment in Colorado Springs

Reading your column send shivers up my spine and made my stomach turn. ... Very visceral reactions to what many woman have endured and have been disgusted, frightened, maddened by. Not many men understand as you seem to be trying to ... it has been brought home to your door. Good for you and good column.

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Posted by Michelle Mourges Marx on 11/08/2017 at 11:20 AM

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