Held So Close in Ohio

Wright State University held their annual Asian Culture Night a couple of weeks ago in their gorgeous student union. Named after the famous Wright Brothers, the Wright State University is located near Dayton, Ohio. Facing East Dance and Music were invited to headline the event. There was a roving exhibition on Angel Island on campus, and FEDM performed excerpts from Held So Close, a feature-length dance performance celebrating the poets of Angel Island.

I just noticed that the header graphic for this post is eerily similar to the one I took in September, 2003! Different angle, of course, but same scene.

The coolest part of trip was seeing Lui and Frances buy their new dog, Wilbur! Wilbur is a puggle, a cross between a beagle and a pug. He’s so cute, I wanted to take him home myself! If I ever were to get a dog, it would be a small one like Wilbur.

Photos have been posted to my smugmug gallery as well.

More commentary to come. Until then, enjoy the photos.

1 thought on “Held So Close in Ohio

  1. Alex A.

    Adam, I don’t know if anyone ever thought this is a problem. I am sick and tired of films and digital censors not capable of shooting low light situations.

    Shooting a performance or a play at a theater always bring this problem to reality. Generally speaking, in such situation, we need a sensitivity of ISO 1600. Yes, real ISO 1600 sensitivity. Not pushing! Pushing just gives you noise.

    I can understand manufacturers are not puting out ISO1600 cameras in the point-n-shoot market. But I think, 1-series deserves at least ISO800 sensitivity.

    Recently I shot in a low-light setting (ISO800 f/2.8 1/60S) and I am not very pleased with the results.

    So…what do you think, folks?

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