Before reading my explanation, take an extra moment to look at the photo and see if you can figure out what's going on here.
This is a dance troupe known as Project Bandaloop. They dance on vertical surfaces -- in this case on the side of the Scarab Club, a building. That is, they use climbing rope and literally dance while hanging/rappelling down. I am displaying this shot horizontally for an added "what's going on here" effect on your brain. ;) To see a similar but vertically oriented shot take a look at this one.
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Mrcurtain (421) 2003-09-22 1:00
Great capture! It's not perfect - there are some unfortunate shadows and I don't think the 2nd dancer is quite in focus, but for an action shot it's excellent.
joseelias (0) 2003-09-23 8:59
Well, you've manage that "what's going on here" feeling... It's a interesting photo and it almost can be seen as a sequence of a jump in three photos put togheter... God idea.
arleyramos (175) 2003-10-15 8:25
interesting photo. nice combination. Veru dynamic Shot.
zeez (23) 2003-10-26 5:20
very dynamic...composition is just correct with the 3 figures
claudiaf (4438) 2004-02-04 5:51
Great shot. Must be fun :-)
Persuasor (599) 2004-10-17 6:55
Funny picture. The arms of the dancers apport dinamism.
kolesn (591) 2005-03-14 15:18
Exceptional idea to post it horizontally!!!
fcouderc (98) 2005-04-08 16:34
Woah, wild! Nice catch. Well composed.
rajhema (1873) 2006-02-06 15:03
Wow! Breathtaking. You angle reveals the danger and thrill of this picture Mike. Good one.
picardo (2459) 2006-03-17 12:37
Very original and intresting POV!. Nice composition. I really have the effect of "what's going on here" in the first look.
Just a curiosity.. what's the "black-gray" thing in the bottom right corner ?
- Copyright: Mike Chachich (mdchachi) (1617)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-09-13
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 5, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8L USM, Circular Polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 2003 Detroit Festival of the Arts
- Theme(s): Action!, Women at Work, Vertigo, Artists at work, TE Trieste exhibition: “Viaggiando Immaginando”, My Favorite Shots [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-09-21 23:53
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