Laura has been working hard on the school programs for this year, which takes quite a bit of work. One program is now complete, and she got to show off her cape that she had made after the show.
The program that Laura came up with was about being a superhero, even if you do not have super powers. To go along with that, she made capes for all of the students using artwork that they had colored. But the students could not be the only ones in on the fun. So all of the teachers made capes as well, decorating them just a little more than the students’ capes.
Here, Laura shows off her cape, which was of course pink, since that is her favorite color. She has the “L” logo (each of the kids’ capes had a logo with their first initial as well), and she also decorated it with a horse, hearts, a cowboy hat and boot, and Mickey Mouse. Just a few of her favorite things.
After the program had ended, we got this photo of her on the stage under the Be The Hero decorations. As you can see from her smile, she was much relieved that it was over, even if she has another performance coming up in a few weeks.
Here is a closer view without the artwork overhead to give you a better view of her cape:
The students also all had matching t-shirts with the Be the Hero logo on them, and the teachers got to wear those as well, as you can see here:
I mentioned above that all of the students and teachers had capes and not just Laura. So here are a couple of other cape examples, as Laura poses with Piper and Maggie (you may remember them from the 2017 Disney Cruise):
And one more showing off their matching shirts:
It was a great program. And of course, I am a proud husband.
For God has not given us a spirit of fearfulness, but one of power, love, and sound judgment. – 2 Timothy 1:7
About the photos:
As you might be able to tell, these photos were taken on the stage after the performance, using the available light. However, I did not realize at the time that there was a shadow on the upper part of the rear of the stage, due to the placement of the lights out in front of the stage. I compensated for it as best as I could in processing. However, in hindsight it would have been better to move Laura out more from the back of the stage anyway, for composition purposes as well as for lighting. Oh well, live and learn.
Photo: Each photo is a single Raw exposure, processed in Photoshop. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips.
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M10
Lens: Olympus 14-42mm IIR
Date: November 1, 2017
Location: Harding Academy Cordova, Memphis, Tennessee