On a typical day in Los Angeles, Eric Beteille set out on a seven-mile trek around MacArthur Park for what he calls a "photo safari." He spent the day observing and shooting various scenes of vendors, picknickers and other park-goers. When he turned to Levitt Pavilion, he saw a young boy performing on the empty stage for an invisible audience.
Impressed by the boy's spins and sashays, Beteille caught a few frames of his performance, but no move came close to his big finale: the cartwheel.
"You know that phrase, 'dance like no one's watching?' that must have been what this kid had in mind," Beteille said.
Beteille used a Nikon D7000 with a 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens to make the image on Oct. 24.