The old train depot in Worcester has been restored, rescuing another architectural gem.  Inside is a Middle Eastern restaurant, Byblos, with a spacious and exotic ambience. The lighting is much too dark for my camera so I had to resort to using flash when I wanted to photograph the incomparable Melina dancing with the Ed Melikan Ensemble.

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Aware that I might be annoying with that flash, I sat in a corner in front of a giant pillar.  I bounced the flash up and behind me using the Spinlight 360 with a black card.  That way I hoped the popping flash wouldn’t directly hit anyone in the eyes – not to mention indirect flash would provide a more flattering light to the dancer.

The Spinlight 360

As long as it didn’t bother anybody, the flash made the difference between a failed photo shoot and getting some decent pics.  And the Spinlight 360 let me bounce the flash as needed.

Note Melina’s vintage tiger print costume. I love the way it went with the tiger print upholstery in the restaurant!

Melina dancing at Byblos with the Ed Melikan Ensemble

Melina dancing at Byblos with the Ed Melikan Ensemble

 

Melina dancing at Byblos with the Ed Melikan Ensemble

Melina dancing at Byblos with the Ed Melikan Ensemble

 

Melina dancing at Byblos with the Ed Melikan Ensemble

Melina dancing at Byblos with the Ed Melikan Ensemble

Melina dancing at Byblos with the Ed Melikan Ensemble

All photos copyright 2013 Alice Gebura All Rights Reserved.

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  1. Wow! Alice you captured the moments! Melina shines as brightly as the stars on her costume!