Weekly Photo Challenge – Masterpiece

Mistresspiece

Mistresspiece

Or in this case Mistresspiece. This shot was taken before the performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Amaluna. The beautiful aerialist walked among the crowd and I captured a quick shot as she strolled by. This newest offering by the famous Montreal troupe is the best yet and truly a masterpiece – edgy music (by an all female band), amazing costumes, breath-taking artistry and a wonderful story – all presented in Cirque du Soleil’s big-top tent. It’s my favorite Cirque venue and we’re blessed in Colorado to be able to host them at the Pepsi Center in Denver as one of their first stops. Amaluna means “grandmother moon,” and the colors, themes and story carry an even more mystical feel than I’ve seen before – a tribute to the Divine Feminine.

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41 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Masterpiece

  1. Wonderful focusing on individual hairs, with the background as it is.

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  2. Athena Brady says:

    You have captured her essence wonderfully Cathy. I will certainly check the link out.

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  3. mimijk says:

    Fabulous photo Cathy!! Her grace is as palpable as her focus..

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  5. Tina Schell says:

    Better than their water show, Oh ?

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I haven’t seen O, Tina, although I’ve heard that it’s quite good. I’ve never seen any of the shows they do in Las Vegas, but have seen most of the traveling ones that come to Denver and I think Amaluna is now my favorite.

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  8. unfetteredbs says:

    Striking!

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  9. aFrankAngle says:

    Well done. To me, the blurry background makes the shot. Glad you enjoyed the show.

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  10. Bastet says:

    Aren’t you the one! Very good…mistresspiece! Loved it (oh and the photo too of course!)

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  11. From that intensely focused expression, Cathy, I suspect that she wasn’t thinking, “Just another day at The Grind.”

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Probably not, V, although your comment did make me laugh! I think they do have a lot of fun in these performances. Not sure I would love jumping off of towers thirty feet in the air with a wire attached to my harness, but whatever floats your boat. It’s pretty exciting to watch. And they do have great hair and costumes – that says a lot!

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  13. vastlycurious.com says:

    I couldn’t wait to see what you posted. She is a beauty as are all of the performers for Cirque du Soleil. They are perfect human specimens..Masterpiece’s !

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      The intensity of her gaze totally captured me, Kathryn. And to get to see their newest show! What a blessing…

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      • vastlycurious.com says:

        I would love to see them again Cathy ! Good night and be well ! Psst..in 8 minutes I turn 57…shrugs…sort of …: )

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      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        Happy Birthday, Kathryn! We’re pretty close in age! I’m 58! So from you’re big sister, have a wonderful day!

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      • vastlycurious.com says:

        Thanks Cathy : ) This is the first number I have struggled with saying out loud ….oh well !

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      • Cathy Ulrich says:

        I think everyone has that weird magic number that somehow chokes with the verbalization. Also, from YOUR big sister (I hate it when I get those (your vs. you’re) mixed up!) Ans since it’s now midnight in Philly…

        Happy Birthday to you,
        Happy Birthday to you,
        Happy Birthday, Dear Kathryn,
        Happy Birthday to you…

        All the best!!

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      • vastlycurious.com says:

        Thanks Cathy !!! I wish we had the ability to color and bold our responses here . I would ! Thank you !

        (I didn’t even notice the grammar. The grammar police are asleep in responses )

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  14. Oh, oh, oh! THIS is stunning, Cathy! Love the etherialness of the movement and colors, and then the magic quality of the female face. Love Cirque, so will watch for this one… just a great photo!

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  15. I’ve never been to a Cirque du Soleil show. This photo is beautiful (as is the performer). It’s so immediate. It reminds me of the sort of photos you would see in a photo essay done by a professional photographer working with the show!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thanks, Weebs! Sometimes, these shots are a happy accident – as in this case. Although, I suspect the pros find this to be true, too! She was walking right past us, so I tracked the camera on her which captured her fairly clearly, but blurred the background. It made for an interesting composition.

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