by SrA Maeson Elleman

David Ralston from the David Ralston Band sings and plays guitar during the 2013 Air Force Ball on Kadena Air Base, Japan, Sept. 14, 2013. The 2013 Air Force Ball, which was themed “Shaping Airpower with Innovation,” signified the 66th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maeson L. Elleman/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


One year, I was assigned the task of photographing the Air Force Ball, and a band was setting the party mood before the formal ceremony began. As they carried through their songs, I took a picture of the lead guitarist hoping to capture some of the warmth from the lighting.