05 Dec Fuji does strictly 2016

Fuji does Strictly

I must admit when you’re asked to attend a Ballroom dancing competition, it does kind of make one think…wow, I’m 50 and is this what it’s come too?

Well, I had an email requesting that I attend the world ballroom dance competition in Blackpool, It was going to be held in the majestic Empress Ballroom, Winter Gardens This was the only official Blackpool Dance Festival, of course Dance Festivals held in Blackpool are world famous, so the thought of entering this wonderful venue does have a lasting impression on oneself.

The building is very impressive, built in the 1890’s, it has the most spectacular barrel-vaulted ceiling, incredible sparkling chandeliers, a spectacular parquet flooring and ornate balconies that impress. I have to admit it’s quite a staggering venue.

The Empress Ballroom has hosted many fantastic events, everything from political party conferences to pop concerts – its architectural splendour, vast capacity and unrivalled flexibility making it extremely popular with regional, national and international event organisers alike. The Empress Ballroom is directly linked to the spacious Arena.

Well, i decided I was going to take my Fuji Xpro2 along with me for the official photography bit, i had my Fuji 16mm f1.4 wide angle lens attached and my faithful 56mm lens, I was thinking that maybe, I would possibly have the opportunity to snap a few images of the dancing and, as always, push my camera equipment; my thoughts were, probably the lighting would be quite a challenge, how would the focus…