11th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Second Place, Views Beyond the Peninsula
By Robin Tobias
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Robin Tobias never took any classes in photography and never
really studied the art at all.
"I'm just an amateur," the Menlo Park physical therapist
said. "Sometimes I just carry my camera around. I actually
got it a year and a half ago, so I'm just trying to use it."
Tobias shot this particular photo backstage at the San Francisco
Ballet. The girls, one of whom is Tobias' daughter, were all dancers
in "The Nutcracker."
"It was kind of an interesting cascade of events,"
Tobias said. "The girls were posed for a picture pretty politely,
but they were in a giddy mood. I just kept taking pictures as
they kept getting sillier and sillier. I guess this photo was
the last one I took."
-- Daniel Velton