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Whirling Dervish
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the desert safari in Dubai concludes with a belly dance show, performed Live by an energetic and beautiful dancer :) as the dance progresses, the dancer 'pulls' in people from the audience, which includes 'mesmerized men' and women :) i did not photograph the lady bellydancer, for my own reasons, but when a male dancer arrived, wearing a very interesting outfit, i decided to take some photos :) i stood quitely closer to the dancing area, for quite sometime, figuring out how to capture the fleeting moment (and the whirling dancer as a key part of it) :) suddenly, i came up with an idea of slowing down the shutter, to make things abstract and more dramatic :) the idea actually came from a set of Kohi's photos from the UK, in which he had captured dancers in a similar way :) so thanks to him and his ideas :) i also remember him saying,"don't take a picture, take an idea instead and let a picture come out of it." :)
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Submitted: Friday, 22nd April, 2011 05:09 (GMT)
Taken: Sunday, 4th May, 2008
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Notes: the shutter was kept open for one second, and i consider myself lucky for nailing the dancer right in the center, despite the one-second-shutter and the ever-so-heavy camera+lens duo :)
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