16. August 2015 · Comments Off on Generations · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: , , ,
August 15, 2015 Who needs anatomy drawing class when you can photograph b-boys!   Outside in the Cowles Center parking lot in 90-degree heat, b-boy crews from around the country were battling to make the finals and win some cash prizes. I loved shooting all manner of contortions, freezes, kicks, and airborne gyrations. The tricks are impressive but I also thought the upright dance moves created their own poetry. 20150815_GroundbreakerBattle_CowlesCenter_AliceGebura_0369 copy 20150815_GroundbreakerBattle_CowlesCenter_AliceGebura_0557 copy20150815_GroundbreakerBattle_CowlesCenter_AliceGebura_0274 copy Earlier, inside the Cowles Center in the Minnesota Dance Theater Studio, I photographed a lovely Nutcracker performance workshop. Choreographer Katie Rose McLaughlin has imagined how Clara’s life might have unfolded after the Nutcracker episode. Four female dancers play Clara at different ages. The younger dancers, including the superb Barton Cowperthwaite, were technically and artistically delightful. Yet, I was especially struck by the grace and elegant movement of older dancer, Lise Houlton. 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0045 copy20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0175 copy20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0157 copy Clara Nutcracker 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0083 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0094 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_95 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_102 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_0117 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_122 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_124 copy 20150815_Nutcracker_MDT_AliceGebura_143 copy All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved
10. August 2015 · Comments Off on Dance Out of Africa · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: , , ,
What a fabulous show! Enjoy the photos! Dancers from the show Dance Out of Africa are granted a limited license to use these photos as follows: You may download an image for your own use on social media free of charge.  You may not delete, crop, or alter any photo in any way.  Any attempt to remove the watermark that identifies Alice Gebura as the photographer is a violation of this license. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved. For any other use of these photos, you must request an additional license from the photographer, Alice Gebura, whom you can contact via email or phone.  For contact information, see the column to the right.   20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7887 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7804 copy       20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_8208 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_8220 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_8261 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_8300 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_8321 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_8323 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7718 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7712 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7707 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7686 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7685 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7671 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7662 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7627 copy 20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7615 copy   20150622_DanceOutofAfrica_AliceGebura_7592 copy
10. August 2015 · Comments Off on Sunset Series: Morgen · Categories: Photography, Portrait · Tags:
In the evening before the sun disappears below the horizon, there are approx. 20 minutes of beautiful light.  The light changes constantly in color, texture, and intensity.  I'm embarking on a series of sunset portraits and my daughter, Morgen, was my first model.  These photos are presented in the order they were taken so you can see how the light changes in the landscape and how it affects the model. The changing light required me to be vigilant with camera settings as well as the settings on the flash - a ProPhoto B1 set up on an Avenger C-stand. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.
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The sunset is to your left and isn't included in the first few shots.

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Now I've moved the model so the sunset is on the right. At this point the sun is low in the sky but not yet touching the horizon.

   
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The lower the sun, the more color from light bouncing off the moisture in the clouds. It casts color on the model as well.

   
18. February 2015 · Comments Off on From La Jolla to Big Sur · Categories: Landscape, Photography · Tags: , , , ,
I've been up and down the California coast many times and the views always thrill me whether winding through rolling green foothills or teetering on the edge of a cliff plunging into the ocean.  On our last trip we started in La Jolla and drove through Big Sur with a stop in Cambria.  With the ever changing weather and light, the views are always mesmerizing.  Here are some of them. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.
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Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Moonstone Beach, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Fiscalini Ranch Trail, Cambria

Pfeifer Beach, Big Sur

Pfeifer Beach, Big Sur

   
17. February 2015 · Comments Off on California Coast Wildlife · Categories: Landscape, Photography
We saw otters drifting in the surf and whale spouts in the distance, but these were too far away to photograph.  Seals and pelicans are so used to being around tourists it was easy to get some close-ups. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.
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Brown pelican takes off, La Jolla Cove

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Brown pelican, La Jolla Cove

harbor seals

Harbor seals, mom and pup, La Jolla Cove

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Harbor seals, mom and pup, La Jolla Cove

cormorants

Cormorants, Moonstone Beach

elephant seals

Elephant seals, Piedras Blancas.  The males can weigh 2.5 tons!  The smell on this beach was unreal!!

deer

A deer in the neighbor's garden, Cambria.  Flirting with the camera.

 
16. February 2015 · Comments Off on Hearst Castle · Categories: Landscape, Photography · Tags: , ,
It was great to spend a week in California and get away from winter for a bit.  We drove up the coast and took a tour of the Hearst Castle which we hadn't done before.  I'm not sure what WR Hearst's point was in building this silly thing, but the land is beautiful and I enjoyed the views. All photos Copyright 2015 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved Hearst Castle   20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2154 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2157 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2163     20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2129The only interior room I liked was the roman pool (below).  The rest of it was so over the top.  I summed it up in a photo collage. 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_2186 20150202_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_20150207_HearstCastle_AliceGebura_collage
21. November 2014 · Comments Off on Minnesota State Fair 2014 · Categories: Event, Photography
Everyone is quite jolly at the state fair. I got there when it first opened and by the time I left at noon, it was wall to wall jolly people. No one was dying from exploding camera flashes or falling ice blocks as seen in A Million Ways to Die in the West. But traditional crafts, crops, and animal husbandry were well represented amidst all the souvenir and food emporiums (I had to try the jello salad ice cream).  My favorites were the animal barns and the fine art building. All photos Copyright 2014 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved 9098 copy More »
18. November 2014 · Comments Off on The Secrets of Slave Songs – Threads Dance Project · Categories: Dance, Photography · Tags: ,
Choreography by Karen L. Charles Company: Rae Charles, Latia S. Childers, Karen Christ, Timothy Herian, Gemma Isaacson. Germaine Lindsey, Michala Martinez, Aneka McMullen, Adia Morris, Julie Miuskat, Betsy Roob, Elander Rosser Images are from the dress rehearsal at the Cowles Center for Dance, Minneapolis All photos Copyright 2014 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved 20141113_SecretsOfSlaveSongs_CowlesCenter_AliceGebura_0560 copy More »