Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

From the Archives of 2006—3

December 20, 2020

Sarasota (Florida) is big on ballet. Besides a supporting a professional troupe, the Sarasota Ballet offers lessons for the aspiring. On January 15, 2006, the dancers performed on blocked-off downtown streets. Driving from Sarasota back to Ohio on April 18 I took the Blue Ridge Parkway for the first time. The glories of the parkway did not spoil me; I still loved seeing the sycamores back home.

1 I’m sure the performance was good, but backstage offered more of my cup of tea.

2 I’m  trying to think of this photograph having soft focus rather than being out of focus.









10 responses

  1. Lovely. I like the juxtaposition of the dancers and trees…both both in a state of rest, yet elegant and refined.


    December 20, 2020 at 8:20 AM

    • Thank you, Clare. Thank you for letting me see these photographs in a way that I hadn’t.


      December 20, 2020 at 8:32 AM

  2. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a post devoted to ballet dancers and to nature.

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    December 20, 2020 at 11:09 AM

  3. Anonymous

    Neat to see people photos, Linda!



    December 20, 2020 at 2:09 PM

  4. Quite agree about 2, and 3 is getting over towards Degas. 🙂


    December 21, 2020 at 6:36 AM

    • I think children are more graceful than adults, and dancers more graceful than other people, so it wasn’t hard to see what appealed to Degas when I saw these dancers. Thanks for commenting, Adrian.

      Liked by 1 person

      December 21, 2020 at 11:52 AM

  5. Such a varied collection…the ballerinas are fun and the rushing stream coming after them is refreshing. I like the myriad of trees framing one another, with their lime green leaves. The early spring photos are reminders of better things to come.


    December 26, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    • Happy you found things to like in this collection, Lynn. Or I should say ollections, plural. I guess we can use all the reminders we can of better things to come. Here’s hoping.


      December 27, 2020 at 9:42 AM

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