I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot the Beauty and the Beast this evening at the Fox Theater. It was a great show and I'm a much bigger fan of ballet now after this performance.
The dancers are all so elegant and graceful. Their dancing is very beautiful and when teamed up with an excellent orchestra, it's makes a great performance.
While they don't normally allow cameras into the theater, they made an exception for me. Working with the Technique sure has its perks!! It's great that the Fox Theater is just a few blocks from campus too.
Shooting with the 1D, I'm totally blown away. I was worried that its high ISO performance would leave something to be desired, especially after coming from a 20D, and while this is true, the 1D is an absolutely amazing camera. A spot meter was invaluable for judging exposure across the scene in changing light which was critically important for when I disabled the LCD so it wouldn't disturb my neighbors, even though I could no longer chimp. The camera is extremely responsive, the viewfinder is nice and bright, having the ISO in the viewfinder was extremely helpful, the shutter is much quieter which is a BIG deal. The 20D's mirror slap is the loudest of any of Canon's SLRs.
After shooting with the 1D, I'm in love. Time so start saving up for a 1D Mark II (the successor to the 1D which combines the advantages of both the 1D and the 20D in one camera).