This is a sacred dance, "Rejang" in Indonesia language. When I lived in Jakarta, I frequently went to Bali and shoot this dance. In a sense that was my lifework for those time. This is very elegant dance and when I saw and shoot them, I seemed to have some illusion to communicate with the Gods. That is my Nostalgia for Bali.
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mirosu (15126) 2012-10-09 4:07
Beautiful Bali smile!!
Perfect pose with the arms stretched across the frame. The clarity, sharpnessa and collors, as usual, excellent. Well done.
Noel_Byrne (26567) 2012-10-09 5:25
A beautiful smile, and this girl looks very happy to be captured for this image. Beautiful depth of field, as always. Thanks for sharing!
All the best from Ireland
Oceania (5174) 2012-10-09 6:16
You captured an incredible image of a dancing girl. The costumes are colorful, especially the flowered hat.
kordinator (19842) 2012-10-09 7:25
Truly a very elegant display of the sacred dance of this beautiful girl.
I like this photos a lot.
Excellent blured background
Fine colors and composition.
Have a nice day.
leo61 (0) 2012-10-09 10:44
I`m not very happy with the postproccessing here ,a bit overdone for my taste.
Except the beautiful girl`s traditional dress it looks more like a Bollywood placard.
But on the other hand,I like her pose,smile ant the contrast with the nicely blurred background.
hidibyendu (871) 2012-10-09 23:07
I always take a look at your photos, these are really superb. Awesome portrait. Beautiful blurred BG. Nice eye connection.
Have a good day.
Bluejeans (64249) 2012-10-10 10:59
Ola Takero ,
Bela retrato desta menina vestida com estas roupas para dançar esta dança sagrada , gostei do sorriso para ti , bonitos detalhes e cores , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
marabu61 (9209) 2012-10-10 13:25
Hello Takero san
Looking at your picture, I can understand your nostalgia for Bali. Such a colorful scene with a beautiful girl and her amazing dress. I love the sense of movement in the cloth to the left. It gives the image a nice touch of dynamism.
have a good time
- Copyright: Takero KAWABATA (bukitgolfb301) (37306)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-30
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 1D Mark‡W, Canon 50 f/1.4
- Exposure: f/1.8, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-09 3:08