In August 2014, Nadia Seiler, a member of the cello section of the SOTP, was tragically killed in a traffic accident while riding her scooter in Washington, D.C. For the SOTP's first concert of their next season in November 2014, the Anton Arensky "Variations on a Theme by Tchaikovsky" was dedicated to her memory.
I took the photo of her playing during a rehearsal in May 2014. This was a test photo session with a new camera before I did a full photo session with the orchestra in concert dress. This photo was also the final image used in a slide show of images at the memorial service at her workplace of the Folger Shakespeare Library.
This cover photo was also used on the cover of the
The photos in formal attire were taken at the CAC in Silver Spring, under stage
Balcony shot: Canon 70D with 24-105mm f/4L lens at 91mm, 1/125sec, f/4.5, ISO 1250.
Cello: Canon 70D with 24-105mm f/4L lens at 73mm, 1/125sec, f/4.5, ISO 1500.
Trumpets: Canon 70D with 24-105mm f/4L lens at 84mm, 1/125sec, f/4.5, ISO 500.
Violins: Canon 70D with 24-105mm f/4L lens at 35mm (cropped), 1/125sec, f/5.0, ISO 1600.