After taking a break to eat lunch, I went looking for a view from above and behind the stage to get a different perspective. I found this one. But this view was partially blocked if I simply stood straight up from the railing, and in order to get the shots I had to aim the camera down and stick it all the way out over the railing as far as I could reach while it sat in the palm of my right hand, and pull the neck strap dangling from my camera towards me with my left hand to create enough tension to keep the camera steady in this unorthodox grip.
Those of you familiar with the more professional line of camera's, can guess that without the use of my motordrive which conveniently has a trigger button located on it right where my thumb had to rest in this odd arrangement, I could never have been able to push the trigger to get the shots. This button on the battery drive was added to allow for easier vertical composition shots, but you know what they say about necessity. Once I had the camera balanced steadily I used the live view option to aim the focus point at the dancers on stage. All a bit tricky, but as you can see it worked.
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