International Ballroom Dance Competition

The recent Philippine Starball 2010 competition showcased the world's best ballroom dancers from all over the world. Many thanks to Carlo Villongco for allowing moi to post some the highlights I captured for you to see and enjoy here. This is my third outing with Carlo-gracias amigo! On this prestigious event, I dread minor costume malfunction like flying beads and semi-precious stones (of varying sizes and cuts) whipping past my precious Nikon DSLR. Helpful camera accessories like my monopod and a small camper chair helped moi endure this whole day affair. During competition, the no-flash policy is in effect. As your dance-sport photog, the Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 became my favorite glass for this very claustophobic dance competition-as several pairs share the floor simultaneously-whew! Congratulations to the organizers, participants and winners! Our Philippines is now on the map of international ballroom competition once again.