Hula Dancers A couple of weeks ago I went to Los Angeles and attended an 80th birthday party for a family friend. I was looking forward to it since I have known Kathy and Marie my whole life. And Kathy knows how to plan a party! When I got there guests were wearing leis and grass skirts. Later in the evening, two hula dancers came out and announced that we were all going to learn how to do the hula! Imagine thirty people lining up around a swimming pool and doing the hula. It was a lot of fun. After we got a treat when Hina and her partner performed and showed us how its done! Hina is such a graceful and elegant dancer. Her partner complimented her perfectly. It was an experience watching them dance to that nice island music on that lovely summer evening. There was only one other person taking photos and Kathy said I was welcome to take some photos too. I had not taken photos of dancers and the conditions were a little challenging. I had to make my way around chairs, tables, and the guests to get the right angle for the photo. I took many photos so I would have a variety of choices to choose from. The upside to challenging shooting conditions is that you learn to be flexible! As I was taking the photos I wanted ones that showed both of their faces, up close photos, and that showed both of them in “harmony”. The party was a lot of fun and a memorable evening! If you would like to find out more about Hina visit:

Hina and partner


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