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mom2rtk
05-15-2011, 12:37 PM
OK, so our oldest graduates next Sunday. We have been in the venue they use for graduation, but not for an actual graduation.

There is no way to know where we will end up sitting in the auditorium. It is a fairly large venue that seats 6,000. We could end up close, far or upstairs. I've heard that it's sort of a free-for-all when they open the doors to families.

I had thought about renting a long lens, but could end up behind some tall people rendering it useless, so I might just go with what I have and do the best I can. Here are my choices:

Sigma 50-150 f/2.8
Tamron 18-270 f/3.5-6.3 VC
Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS
Tokina 11-17 f/2.8

Additionally, we just got the info on graduation and apparently we can't bring in purses of bags. So I wonder how bad it would look to attend graduation with various lenses strapped to a belt??? :lmao: Oh yeah...... the kids would love that........... :rotfl2:

With stage lighting, will I need the 2.8? Or is there any chance the longer Tamron might help? Or should I ditch that one out and just go with the Sigma and carry in the Canon for wider shots?

Fortunately we're a ways down in the alphabet, so I'll have a few hundred chances to practice before we get to him.

I'd appreciate any suggestions on settings too. Would I want center-weighted or spot metering? Should I go shutter priority with the lowest setting to prevent blur?

Thanks for any help!

mom2rtk
05-15-2011, 12:38 PM
Oh...... and the instructions also say to please not leave your seats during the ceremony............

photo_chick
05-15-2011, 01:12 PM
You might want to decide if you're willing to push the exposure and live with noise. That is to underexpose a stop shooting RAW and pull it up later in post so you can get a faster shutter speed with that 18-270. It's what you'll probably have to do if you need it at 270 even at crazy high ISO settings.

When I shoot my DD's dance recitals I tend to shoot shutter priority. It works well for me. And even on the front row my 50mm gets almost all of the stage... and it's a big stage they use. So your 50-150 should be wide enough for those types of shots. I usually use center weighted metering (I never change it actually) then check the histogram and adjust as necessary.

mom2rtk
05-15-2011, 01:32 PM
Thanks Danielle!

I bought that Tamron when I had the Xsi. I hadn't really give it a second look since I got the T2i. I honestly hadn't considered how much more usable it might be now at the higher ISO's available to me. I think I'd be fine with some noise, especially since I have LR3 now too. And now that I think about it, the Tamron has VC, and the Sigma does not.

I'm thinking every member of our party might just have to be responsible for carrying a lens in for me.

I don't really NEED a wide lens, but it is a very beautiful old auditorium with a massive pipe organ in the background. So I was thinking it might be fun to get a shot or 2 of the entire setting.

Those of you who have taken photos of your graduates, I'd LOVE to see them!

photo_chick
05-15-2011, 03:48 PM
I'm thinking every member of our party might just have to be responsible for carrying a lens in for me.



That sounds like a plan!

disneyboy2003
05-15-2011, 06:11 PM
I'm thinking every member of our party might just have to be responsible for carrying a lens in for me.


I think that's a GREAT idea! :thumbsup2

Here's what your DH would look like bringing in the Canon 1200mm lens (plus, it's camouflaged):

http://www.lenscoat.com/images/1200mm4.jpg


And here's DD with her lens:

http://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-500mm-IS-Lens.jpg


Good luck with graduation! :)

mom2rtk
05-15-2011, 06:32 PM
LOL! That's AWESOME! But how about Grandma and Grandpa????? :lmao:

I better put paper bags over our heads though so no one will know who we're there to see!

And I better bring that instruction sheet with me. It says no bags or purses, but doesn't say a THING about this!

I haven't laughed that hard in some time. Thanks! :goodvibes

jenseib
05-15-2011, 09:11 PM
I don't know if you can find my info on this picture Janet, but this is one of Paige last year.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/jenseib/basic%20photos/proud.jpg

mom2rtk
05-15-2011, 10:50 PM
That's awesome Jen! I love the smile on her face! :goodvibes

Unfortunately no Exif embedded. But it looks like you had a brighter venue than we did. We had a district Christmas concert there last year and I might have a couple shots inside I can post to illustrate.

mom2rtk
05-15-2011, 11:26 PM
Well, I didn't have to dig very far. There was a photo posted on Flickr from graduation a couple years ago. It's fairly dark with a brightly lit stage area.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3549414121_927e2bb207_z.jpg?zz=1

jenseib
05-16-2011, 09:00 AM
Yes, that is a lot less light than we had.
But you still maybe able to get something good with a telephoto, after all I got great shots with mine at the Cruise shows.

mouselovenfamily
05-16-2011, 09:16 AM
Well, I didn't have to dig very far. There was a photo posted on Flickr from graduation a couple years ago. It's fairly dark with a brightly lit stage area.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3549414121_927e2bb207_z.jpg?zz=1

Hey there neighbor! We are right there with ya for next weekend! Where do you guys hold your graduation?? It looks like about the same building set up we will be in. I plan on heading for the balcony on the right side of the stage becuse they walk left to right. I'm glad I'll have my camera to help me stay focused and not be a mess!!! I'm sure yoour photos will be great!!

Frantasmic
05-16-2011, 09:42 AM
Your mileage may vary. Here are a few pictures of my niece's HS graduation a few years back in a similar venue. I'd think your Tamron might be too dark for long shots. These were taken with the 55-250 and I think I was pushing the limit. This is with a Canon XSi.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/3587149852_4da5472970_z.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2442/3586340253_47e72f5eb0_z.jpg

mom2rtk
05-16-2011, 11:24 AM
Hey there neighbor! We are right there with ya for next weekend! Where do you guys hold your graduation?? It looks like about the same building set up we will be in. I plan on heading for the balcony on the right side of the stage becuse they walk left to right. I'm glad I'll have my camera to help me stay focused and not be a mess!!! I'm sure yoour photos will be great!!

Hey there neighbor! It's the Community of Christ (formerly RLDS) Auditorium. Is that where you'll be? Then if it's next weekend, I'm guessing you'll be there Saturday since I think all the Independence schools are there Sunday. Most of the schools in town use it now. We've lived here (about 3 blocks away) for over 20 years. And we just know what times and days to completely go the opposite direction when leaving the house!

I really have been wondering about the balcony plan.

How do you know they go left to right? Have you been before? That's great intel!

What lens are you using? Too bad you have that nasty old Nikon or we could share a lens rental!

mom2rtk
05-16-2011, 11:29 AM
Your mileage may vary. Here are a few pictures of my niece's HS graduation a few years back in a similar venue. I'd think your Tamron might be too dark for long shots. These were taken with the 55-250 and I think I was pushing the limit. This is with a Canon XSi.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/3587149852_4da5472970_z.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2442/3586340253_47e72f5eb0_z.jpg

Thanks Frantasmic!

It really helps to see photos. It's been...... shall we say....... WAY too long since I was even AT a High School graduation.........

I'm back and forth on whether I think I can do it with the Tamron. That's why I think I just have to bring them all and test on the kids ahead of mine.

I do at least have the higher ISO's of the T2i available to me. But I won't
know until I just give it a try...........

Unless mouselovenfamily wants to invite me on Saturday for a trial run! :lmao:

Meanwhile I'll just practice this.......... :sad:

mom2rtk
05-16-2011, 12:02 PM
You know, I'm sort of getting tired of going back and forth on all of this in my head. I'm now back to considering a lens rental. Many thanks to Thurlfan who told me a while back about rentglass.com, which is here in town. They have a 70-200 f/2.8 IS coming back in tomorrow. I can pick it up Friday and rent it for $54 for the week.

Will a couple hundred kids graduating ahead of mine be enough time to get the hang of it?

Or am I better off just sticking with what I have?

Mouselovenfamily........... I'm sure they have Nikon glass too........... wanna take a drive across town this week?

mouselovenfamily
05-16-2011, 07:33 PM
Well, I didn't have to dig very far. There was a photo posted on Flickr from graduation a couple years ago. It's fairly dark with a brightly lit stage area.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3549414121_927e2bb207_z.jpg?zz=1

You know, I'm sort of getting tired of going back and forth on all of this in my head. I'm now back to considering a lens rental. Many thanks to Thurlfan who told me a while back about rentglass.com, which is here in town. They have a 70-200 f/2.8 IS coming back in tomorrow. I can pick it up Friday and rent it for $54 for the week.

Will a couple hundred kids graduating ahead of mine be enough time to get the hang of it?

Or am I better off just sticking with what I have?

Mouselovenfamily........... I'm sure they have Nikon glass too........... wanna take a drive across town this week?

Road trip...sounds fun!! PM me and we can make it work!!

Caretames1
05-16-2011, 07:36 PM
Whoo Hoo! I got some practice in last night! We have senior awards night and they held it in the gym where Grad will be. I took a few across the room, and they didn't turn out so bad! I didn't have my telephoto, but if it doesn't work like I want, I am allowed to get outta my seat.
I've already scoped out where I want to sit. We'll see:goodvibes

mom2rtk
05-16-2011, 07:53 PM
Road trip...sounds fun!! PM me and we can make it work!!

I just PM'd you!

Whoo Hoo! I got some practice in last night! We have senior awards night and they held it in the gym where Grad will be. I took a few across the room, and they didn't turn out so bad! I didn't have my telephoto, but if it doesn't work like I want, I am allowed to get outta my seat.
I've already scoped out where I want to sit. We'll see:goodvibes

I'm jealous! I wish they'd let me out of my seat. Like I said, we're a ways down on the list. If I see others doing it, you can bet I will too........ :rolleyes1

I'm going to see if I can get my hands on a better lens before baccalaureate on Wednesday. It's at a different venue, but might be a chance to try out the lens out ahead of time.

Caretames1
05-16-2011, 08:32 PM
If I see others doing it, you can bet I will too........ :rolleyes1

I say sneak on down, act like you had been in the bathroom. Than snap away until you see someone coming. Then run like crazy!:lmao:

jenseib
05-16-2011, 08:46 PM
I say sneak on down, act like you had been in the bathroom. Than snap away until you see someone coming. Then run like crazy!:lmao:

I love that idea~~~ :dance3:

Caretames1
05-16-2011, 08:53 PM
I love that idea~~~ :dance3:

And if Janet gets caught & arrested, I'm sure I could get a collection started to bail her out!:rotfl2:

mom2rtk
05-16-2011, 09:04 PM
I say sneak on down, act like you had been in the bathroom. Than snap away until you see someone coming. Then run like crazy!:lmao:

I love that idea~~~ :dance3:

And if Janet gets caught & arrested, I'm sure I could get a collection started to bail her out!:rotfl2:

Well, I am truly humbled to know how much support I have here! :lmao:

I'm honestly not above giving it a try...... there's just that little risk of embarrassing my son on graduation day....... I'm gonna have to play this one by ear.........

tlcmommyx4
05-16-2011, 09:57 PM
You can do what we did, get there about 2 1\2 hours eairly and had a seat until they started to let everyone in. I am a rather healthy woman, and I took off my shoes and started running. As I passed the workers of the convention center, they sad maam, their are 12,000 seats and as I passed him by, I screamed saying "but there is only one front row". My sister (who's son was graduating as well) and I were in the first row center:banana:. To bad I only had a PS camera! I wish you luck and tell you son Congratulations

mom2rtk
05-17-2011, 07:49 AM
You can do what we did, get there about 2 1\2 hours eairly and had a seat until they started to let everyone in. I am a rather healthy woman, and I took off my shoes and started running. As I passed the workers of the convention center, they sad maam, their are 12,000 seats and as I passed him by, I screamed saying "but there is only one front row". My sister (who's son was graduating as well) and I were in the first row center:banana:. To bad I only had a PS camera! I wish you luck and tell you son Congratulations

LOL! Although I can't say the thought hasn't crossed my mind! :lmao:

I actually was going to give my middle son $20 to go really early and put jackets on everyone's seats, but that got shot down when I found out they don't open the doors early enough for that plan to work.

I'd just go insanely early and camp by the doors, but don't want to sacrifice the time for cap & gown photos at home with grandma and grandpa before leaving. And no way would the graduate himself agree to the "insanely early" plan. I did warn him it would be fairly early though!

You do know that I won't be able to get that image of you bolting into the auditorium out of my mind now, right Michelle? :lmao:

SC Mouse Fan
05-17-2011, 11:21 AM
Here are some photos I took of my sons graduating. The first one is last year. The problem I had is when they are moving. The pictures were blurry when they were walking but when they paused, the pictures came out OK.

The arena seemed well lite.
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh286/landeru84/miscellaneous/_DSC6759.jpg

Walking is blurry
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh286/landeru84/miscellaneous/_DSC6852.jpg

Shaking hands is OK
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh286/landeru84/miscellaneous/_DSC6854.jpg
F8, 1/30, ISO 2000, 270mm

Similar outcome this year with my other son. The arena was a different one but similar lighting.

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh286/landeru84/miscellaneous/_DSC1653.jpg

Shaking hands
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh286/landeru84/miscellaneous/_DSC1679.jpg
F6.3, 1/30, ISO 800, 270mm

Walking
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh286/landeru84/miscellaneous/_DSC1686.jpg

One thing that may have helped is taking the ISO out of auto. I should have locked it at a higher amount. I had the ISO range set to the highest it could go but the camera didn't choose the highest.

mom2rtk
05-21-2011, 10:29 PM
SCMouseFan.......... I think you did great. It looks like you were quite a ways back!

I found the lens rental place in town and picked up the Canon 70-200 f/2.8l IS for the week. I probably could have done fine with the Tamron at a high ISO. But I just had a bee in my bonnet about wanting to try this. I've been practicing a bit around my yard trying to build up my arm muscles...... we'll see.

Graduation is tomorrow. There's no do-overs. I just hope to have a couple keepers when all is said and done.

jenseib
05-22-2011, 11:32 AM
Darn the pictures are red x's for me

mom2rtk
05-23-2011, 09:00 AM
Well, the big event is over. I got some acceptable shots, not perfect, but much better than I would have gotten a year or two ago.

Thanks for everyone's help and support!

I did find out last minute that the notice about "no bags" really was intended for the graduates, not the audience. Of course, being that the note was drafted by educators, one would have hoped it might have been clearer, but I digress.......

I think the biggest challenge was in not knowing where I would be sitting, or how the event would unfold. In the end I channeled Michelle and got there really early to have my pick of spots. But luck came into play as well. There was no way to know which side he'd be on, or that they would hand out diplomas on BOTH sides of the stage. I was lucky to be on the right side for my son.

Here's what I had at the end of the day.......



http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2706/5749381556_80eb7473ab_z.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2149/5748832077_13c550dc91_z.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3092/5748830455_2c2ea4249b_z.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/5748827817_9018652030_z.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2343/5749375328_55a27171b3_z.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/5749375868_92b1055e4b_z.jpg

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5186/5748829935_65006bbf87_z.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2349/5749377926_7edca0f7dd_z.jpg



http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3462/5749377490_3cf50f591c_z.jpg

Gianna'sPapa
05-23-2011, 09:18 AM
Great job.:thumbsup2 Did you end up using the 70-200?

spinetnglr
05-23-2011, 09:20 AM
Great job on the pictures !! I've been following this thread but hadn't posted. When I saw the results ... I just had to post and congratulate you both .... your son for the obvious reason and you for your fabulous shots!! Years down the road I am sure you both will appreciate, even more than now, all the agonizing and planning you did to get the shots you did !!

mouselovenfamily
05-23-2011, 09:22 AM
Congrats to you and your son!! Your photos are great! I love the one with him standing in the asile with all his classmates setting and seeing all the caps!!! Great moment shot! I'll be trying my hand at it next weekend.

mom2rtk
05-23-2011, 09:24 AM
Great job.:thumbsup2 Did you end up using the 70-200?

Thanks!

I used the 70-200 for most of the indoor shots. I needed a slightly faster shutter speed for the stage shots, but since I don't intend to blow them up, they will be fine. I found I did better shooting friends' kids, as I wasn't as nervous about blowing it as I was with my own!

I used my Canon 17-55 f/2.8 for the processional (and shots before and after), and the long lens for everything else.

mom2rtk
05-23-2011, 09:31 AM
Great job on the pictures !! I've been following this thread but hadn't posted. When I saw the results ... I just had to post and congratulate you both .... your son for the obvious reason and you for your fabulous shots!! Years down the road I am sure you both will appreciate, even more than now, all the agonizing and planning you did to get the shots you did !!

Thank you so much! It was a day, that's for sure. :goodvibes I do know that I use the agonizing over the photography part of it so I don't have to agonize over the emotional part of it. It's how I cope.

Congrats to you and your son!! Your photos are great! I love the one with him standing in the asile with all his classmates setting and seeing all the caps!!! Great moment shot! I'll be trying my hand at it next weekend.

Thanks! I was thinking yours was this weekend too, but you still have a a week to plan! If you have any questions about the setting, let me know. For me the hardest part was not knowing where to choose to sit for my best view. We did fine, but in the end luck played a big part. The upper level is still an option, that has its drawbacks too.

I hope you'll post some shots here next weekend after your own big event!

disneyboy2003
05-23-2011, 09:32 AM
Congratulations! Those were FANTASTIC photos! Especially in light of all the things you weren't sure about. Looks like you picked the right lens, the right settings, and got the right shots! I love it when things just work out like that.

mom2rtk
05-23-2011, 09:39 AM
Congratulations! Those were FANTASTIC photos! Especially in light of all the things you weren't sure about. Looks like you picked the right lens, the right settings, and got the right shots! I love it when things just work out like that.

Thanks Disneyboy! I really appreciate how you and others here are always willing to readily offer up so much help. My life is just too hectic right now to take the photography course I always said I'd take. Finding all this help right at my fingertips between work and runs to school has been a real gift.

I haven't figured out how to stop time with my kids yet. So for now I'll just settle for my fixation on the photos to do it for me.

jenseib
05-23-2011, 10:07 AM
Those shots are fantastic! You did a great job. Are you having a party at all? I know thats all Paige cared about for her graduation. LOL!
Michael didn;t have one. he had thrown a huge "friend" party at my parents house a few months prior to his graduation...while they were in Hawaii, of course with out their permission. Well they said he could have a few guys over, but not the whole school. So we let him know that party was his graduation party and we hoped he enjoyed it. :lmao:
We did go out to eat on his grad day though.

So how does it feel to be a parent of a graduate? LOL! Glad you made it through the day. It is a hard day. Wait till Katie graduates. I got much more emotional over Paiges than Michaels.

mom2rtk
05-23-2011, 10:17 AM
Those shots are fantastic! You did a great job. Are you having a party at all? I know thats all Paige cared about for her graduation. LOL!
Michael didn;t have one. he had thrown a huge "friend" party at my parents house a few months prior to his graduation...while they were in Hawaii, of course with out their permission. Well they said he could have a few guys over, but not the whole school. So we let him know that party was his graduation party and we hoped he enjoyed it. :lmao:
We did go out to eat on his grad day though.

So how does it feel to be a parent of a graduate? LOL! Glad you made it through the day. It is a hard day. Wait till Katie graduates. I got much more emotional over Paiges than Michaels.


Thanks Jen!

No party. He's a very quiet, shy kid and didn't want one. But the boy loves to eat (although you sure can't tell by looking at him!) We took Grandma & Grandpa and all went out for steak after graduation instead of having a party. The lad polished off a 12 ounce steak, shrimp and loaded baked potato without missing a beat. It was a good day all around. :goodvibes

But yes, I'm happy and sad all at once. Don't know what to make of it all. And yes, I'm sure I'll be more emotional at each passing graduation.

LOL! at Micheal's story though!

Caretames1
05-23-2011, 02:52 PM
I really like your pictures. So nice:thumbsup2
So when can you get here, Sam's grad is 7:00pm on friday!:rotfl2:

I'm hoping by burying my eye in the camera, no one will notice my emotions:sad1:

LOL on the note being drafted by the educators. I've gotten some of those notes and all I can say is WOW!

LPZ_Stitch!
05-23-2011, 02:54 PM
I do at least have the higher ISO's of the T2i available to me. But I won't know until I just give it a try...........


Something that can work out very well with your longer lenses is to try the T2i's Auto ISO mode.

I've had my best luck with it in Manual. Switch to M and set the widest aperture the lens can have (or whatever aperture you want for the desired DOF, if "just getting enough light" isn't all you're looking for) and a shutter speed that's fast enough (or a little faster) to freeze the action, and then set the ISO to AUTO.

The best thing about Auto ISO is that the T2i can use fractional ISOs and that helps to keep the noise down. The camera uses ISO settings only as high as it needs to, like something in between 1600 and 3200.

wenrob
05-23-2011, 03:41 PM
Those came our GREAT! You did a wonderful job. I've to tell you my DD doesn't graduate for three years but reading this thread I found myself panicking that I won't get the right seat or shots. :lmao: Seeing these makese less worried though I wouldnt be against the flat out run method either. Congrats to you and your boy!

mom2rtk
05-23-2011, 06:03 PM
I really like your pictures. So nice:thumbsup2
So when can you get here, Sam's grad is 7:00pm on friday!:rotfl2:

I'm hoping by burying my eye in the camera, no one will notice my emotions:sad1:

LOL on the note being drafted by the educators. I've gotten some of those notes and all I can say is WOW!

I'll be thinking about you Friday night! And sure........ I'd love to come, but the lens turns back into a pumpkin on Wednesday. Sorry!

Something that can work out very well with your longer lenses is to try the T2i's Auto ISO mode.

I've had my best luck with it in Manual. Switch to M and set the widest aperture the lens can have (or whatever aperture you want for the desired DOF, if "just getting enough light" isn't all you're looking for) and a shutter speed that's fast enough (or a little faster) to freeze the action, and then set the ISO to AUTO.

The best thing about Auto ISO is that the T2i can use fractional ISOs and that helps to keep the noise down. The camera uses ISO settings only as high as it needs to, like something in between 1600 and 3200.

I have tried the auto ISO a few times. To be honest, I just keep forgetting about it though! And my brain was too worried about completely blowing it to think real clearly. I ended up setting the ISO to 3200, and yes there was a lot of noise. LR3 did help a lot with that at least. But it would be much better to let the camera help me out in the first place!

I'm starting to get why people shoot manual. :idea: Heck, it was a big step for me to start using Shutter and Aperture priority recently. But my brain's just not used to making all those adjustments on the fly.......

Part of the issue for me is that I alternated between taking photos of the brightly lit stage, and photos of various students walking back to their seats in the darker part of the auditorium. If I had used full manual I probably would have forgotten to adjust between the 2 situations. That has really been the hardest thing for me. Too many years shooting in auto...... and an aging brain screaming against retraining! :lmao:

Those came our GREAT! You did a wonderful job. I've to tell you my DD doesn't graduate for three years but reading this thread I found myself panicking that I won't get the right seat or shots. :lmao: Seeing these makese less worried though I wouldnt be against the flat out run method either. Congrats to you and your boy!

Many thanks Wen! And not to worry. I have every confidence you will come away from the experience with some amazing shots.

It did panic me a lot to not know where my son would be sitting. If he had been seated on the other side of the aisle, I probably wouldn't have gotten any of the onstage shots. When your daughter is a Junior, if she has friends graduating, I'd really suggest offering your services to photograph the event for them to get a ticket in. Knowing the layout and how the events unfolds would have done a lot to put my mind at ease.

So I wonder if it's too early now to plot for my middle child's graduation in 2 years????

After seeing that the top 3 students sat on stage and their parents had reserved seating up close........ I did tell him there was an extra $50 in it to keep up his good work and save me all that time waiting........:rolleyes1 He has finals this week....... better get him eating his Wheaties......... He's tied with some other kids at the top, so it's very doable..... :goodvibes Yet somehow I'm guessing his mother's seat at graduation probably isn't on his list of priorities with the whole thing......:rotfl:

tlcmommyx4
05-23-2011, 09:28 PM
YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB ON THESE SHOTS!!!!!!! I was sending you good vibes :goodvibes TO FIND JUST THE RIGHT SPOT. I'M SO GLAD THAT YOUHAD SUCH A WONDERFUL NIGHT! TELL YOUR SON CONGRATS AS WELL!

mom2rtk
05-23-2011, 09:36 PM
YOU DID A WONDERFUL JOB ON THESE SHOTS!!!!!!! I was sending you good vibes :goodvibes TO FIND JUST THE RIGHT SPOT. I'M SO GLAD THAT YOUHAD SUCH A WONDERFUL NIGHT! TELL YOUR SON CONGRATS AS WELL!

Awwwww.... THANKS Michelle! You were definitely there in spirit with me as I stood by those doors waiting to make my dash for the perfect spot! Little did I know finding the right spot would also require being lucky enough to choose the right side of the auditorium! Your good wishes must have done the trick!

Many thanks for the kind words and good vibes! :goodvibes