Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Ballet on the green
They say flight operations on a United States Navy aircraft carrier can be akin to a ballet. The movements of crewmen with arms flailing, exaggerated hand and arm gestures and the overall frenzy of movement remind some of a carefully choreographed dance.
If an aircraft carrier deck is a ballet then a soccer field must be closer to a break dance. With bodies flying about, arms and legs gyrating the action takes on a rhythm all its own.
Looking over my photo shoot of a soccer playoff game I noticed the dance like moves of some of the players. The speed and intensity of the play moves beyond an action shot to a study of form and movement.