After an early morning hike in the Drakensberg, we were driving back on rugged roads to discover small Zulu villages.
At one point, we heard people beating the drums, dressed in ceremonial clothes and walking towards a small inner court. We immediately jumped out of the car, asking them if it was a wedding or a funeral.
It appears that it was the anniversary of a leader of this Zulu community and they cordially accepted to receive us within their celebration.
It was a real blast to be part of this unexpected festivity, as some of the women were performing traditional dances, making music and at some point, getting into a trance, as the ritual was climaxing.
Part of their traditional dance movements, Zulus throw their leg in the air, as high as possible, before stomping it back hard on the ground.
Here, another photo of the same celebration.
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COSTANTINO (68194) 2014-06-16 22:18
Hello dear friend
we ve been lost of while but here we are again
dynamic and impressive capture of this
man dancing traditionally during their
celebration you are a very lucky photographer
to be part of this unexpected festivity
thanks for sharing with us this
have a nice time
jemaflor (101321) 2014-06-16 23:10
C'est pris au bon moment, bon effet de dynamisme, on entendrait presque la musique, couleurs et netteté bien rendues.
emka (104216) 2014-06-16 23:47
I still use beta version and with 1200-1300 pixels it is OK. I do not like when the people post the bigger photos because when I see them on the other page I do not see the note. And when the photo is bigger you do not see the composition.
Fantastic scene, very dynamic, from the Zulu village. I can imagine your excitement to be there wuth people.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jjcordier (79297) 2014-06-16 23:53
Une intéressante photo prise en pleine action au bon moment.
Je ne vois pas sur mon écran le problème que tu soulèves sur l'affichage de tes photos?
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-06-17 8:07
Hi Andre - Did you look at this shot on the beta version? The quality is so much better.
I've noticed myself that it is only the vertical frames that get an increase of size on the 'normal' TE. My horizontal shots are re-sized downwards from the beta where I upload. Snaaks!
A well captured moment where the facial expression of the dancer matches the energetic dance step.
CLODO (35362) 2014-06-20 0:13
wouah! He wants to be a dancer at the Folies Bergères! taken at the peak moment, I just would have liked not to have the trees in the BG to see clearly his leg and hat motion.
have a nice WE
Sorry, no more green smiley left!!!!!!!!
daddo (27628) 2014-06-20 2:56
Fascinating moves. i saw a documentary a few years ago which basically demonstrated that most dance of modern America had their origins through the black Americans back to Africa. Not sure about this move. Great timing.Regards. Klaudio.