I spent 7 years in Mexico in the mid 90s to the end of 2002, and it is a place that I still think about fondly and quite often. A beautiful country with beautiful people. Certanily the place where I really started developing my love of photography, of ruins and of festivals (not to mention chile sauce).
I have recently started scanning in some of my slides from those days - slowly, but surely, - with all the associated problems of scanning: a little bit over saturated and some loss of detail.
This is one of my earliest and still favourite dance photographs and is 'Mexico in one photograph' in my own memories. People, colours, confusion and action. Reality is slightly blurred at the edges.
The title, by the way, comes from an Octavio Paz quote which has stuck in my mind.
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delnaja (2054) 2012-03-01 7:01
lovely capture full of dynamism. The rich and warm colors add a lot too.
SnapRJW (31469) 2012-03-01 7:13
Hello Iain - The swirl of dresses really sums up the vibrancy and dynamic movement of dance. An expressive and very good shot. Warm regards rosemary
ourania (32127) 2012-03-01 7:26
fantastic effect by the movemets of the awirling dancers. The colours and the atmosphere are fantastic. I think you've cuptured the essence of the dance and the festive and sensual atmosphere in this frame. Well done!
All the best,
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2012-03-01 9:21
Amazing capture of the movement, and a very warm and pleasing photo. Nicely done!
Juzo (4349) 2012-03-02 6:49
This brings me back to your shots from Argentina a little, the artistic presentation of performers. This is a sensory delight, the intensity of movement and colour.
aliabazari (15847) 2012-03-02 7:28
Beautiful combination of dynamism and movement in the arts (dancing).
This is a prayer.
nikon_ron (153) 2012-03-02 22:50
good use of the ambient light and the slower shutter perfectly expresses the movement. Theres a fine line between too sharp and too blurry, you have cuaght it nicely.
sacimar (25975) 2012-03-05 11:35
good image of Mexican art, I like this old image, I've seen a lot of these shows and they are beautiful, well done,
RhodieIke (11742) 2012-03-12 6:18
Hi Iain, This is fantastic seeing the swirling of the dresses, splendid movement scene, super colours and well managed from the slide. Cheers Iain.
Nard (6972) 2012-03-15 2:47
Splendid colors and strong dynamism in this composition. Fantastic capture with a nice feeling of motion. Great shot
cavli (1876) 2012-03-19 4:48
very nice capture. It is like a painting. good effects. nice colors and well presentation.
Sonata11 (33283) 2012-03-20 20:28
fabulous shot. Wonderful execution of this dancing scene. The effect is incredible. Perfectly well scene. Like it a lot.
All the best,
ruisc_pt (10834) 2012-04-01 15:56
It is really impressive these yours "captures" argentina
"the land of Argent" I presume..
Cloud__Warrior (387) 2014-10-21 11:24
What a wonderfully dynamic image, like the sense of motion and the shape of the dresses.
- Copyright: Iain Pearson (iainsp) (2626)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1998-04-00
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Pentax K1000, Fuji Sensia 100
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-01 6:50