Duo Extreme (with the Chinese State Circus)

Duo Extreme are acrobatic aerial performers who are currently on tour in the UK with the Chinese State Circus. Their act is breath-taking and beautiful, a dance between extreme risk and ballet. Awesome.

Duo Extreme

Duo Extreme

Duo Extreme

Duo Extreme

Duo Extreme

10 Replies to “Duo Extreme (with the Chinese State Circus)”

  1. Wow! Those are some risky stunts. 3rd and 4th are my favourites. Is that water Richard dripping from the duo? I am so scared that she will slip any moment 🙂 Scary! But fantastic capture – it’s my favourite. Absolutely brilliant and clear freeze. The one after that – it appears he has shot up from the water. Again brilliant. I love the splash of water in the container that is frozen in mid-air. Reminds me of smash. I think the red and blue light is really adding to the ambience don’t you think? Am very pleased to see it as it reminds me of my assignment and also generic learning how each kind of light works to create a certain ambience. I agree that the duo definitely deserves a post. It reminds me of Siegfried & Roy, whom I had the chance of watching many many years back in the USA. I remember I had my heart in my stomach. And am sure I would have been too scared to get half a decent image. Hats off to both the performers as well. They seem to be really talented and gifted artists. You have been lucky to witness this. Thank you for sharing Richard. I feel like being there through your photos. 🙂

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    1. The event really fits well with this piece of coursework. The Lighting was very hard to work with, but some of the results are ok. There is far to much noise in the photos, and to be honest I am not sure what I could have done differently. I had to use high ISO, it wasnt possible to use flash, so the results are as they are. This was the best series I thought.

      I do like the lighting here Archna, particularly the blue in the third photo, and yes, that was water dripping from them. They had just dived into the water, and then he was lifting her by his feet only. They were amazing to watch.

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      1. I don’t think you need to do anything differently. All the so called problems that you feel are with the images are working very effectively to add to the mood and feel of the images. I wouldn’t do it any other way. Imagine if you could use flash – the bad white light probably would have killed the entire mood of these images. They are good as they are. And oh yes, incredible stunts absolutely. So thrilling!!

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  2. Fantastic capture of a spectacular duo. The firebox alone is a photograph to contemplate . The image quality works well I think, we are soma costumed to digital tin tax sharp which Infind artificial. The human eye at the circus will see the images as you depict them.
    Wonderfully imaginative series. Thank you.

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