This is a photo of part of a performance by traditional Swazi dancers and singers at the Mantenga cultural center. I think the dancer on the right spent more time in the air than on the ground, meanwhile the drummers sat.
I chose this particular crop because I liked the contrast between the flying dancer and the sitting drummers. I also had a problem with too much light behind the dancers, so this was the only way to compensate for it, well cut it out.
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scalerman (26900) 2008-08-13 18:16
Kate: a powerful image - I like the kinetics of the dancer on the right. fine work, c
woladorsky (806) 2008-08-14 23:01
maglex (1980) 2008-08-18 11:26
Hi Kate, very nice colors and dynamism. A very powerful image capturing this event and showing those huge drums. Thanks for sharing... Alex
marietom (34609) 2008-08-20 0:31
Jolie scène, que j'aurais recadrée en panoramique.
JanP (1705) 2008-08-22 2:28
Fantastic shot here - I didn't see much from you lately until I realized your latest showings were from Africa...I should have known since my own last uploads are from Norway! Curious coincidence...
This picture is full of life and movement. I like the combination of the colors in the rather - to me - hard contrast.
zeynepe (0) 2008-08-26 5:27
Superb colorful scene you captured ...
Very very interesting especially for me...
Congrats and have a nice week,
bernardec (2241) 2009-05-17 10:26
Very expressiv pov. i can hear the music!
and very nic cors!
i like the movment of the dancer!
- Copyright: Kate EarnestDeyoung (KateinDenmark) (1634)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Swaziland and it's neighbors
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-13 10:18