Jun 04

Dancing

Tag: Photo ChallengeKal @ 9:27 am

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Louise wanted “dancing” and I thought hard about photographing a ceilidh. But I’ve had this idea in my head for a while and wanted to play with it, so here you go.

Let it be said that I am not a dancer.

I’ve been to a dance class once.

I hurt myself.

At a ceilidh, where the movements are predetermined, great. But ask me to dance at a gig, or a festival?

Worse, ask me to dance in a CLUB.

Euch. I have no idea what to do with any parts of my body.

My arms hang limply by my sides and I move my shoulders around a lot in slow, languid ovoids.

I might nod my head emphatically.

Someone once said I danced like a mixture of Gene Simmons and Kevin the Teenager.

So I thought I’d just try and throw some shapes in the dark, with a thirty second exposure, and some glowsticks knocking about.

After making some pretty rainbow trails that looked more like a Beatles cover than a physical expression of music, I tried firing a flash in my hand at opportune moments.

And came up with this.

I sort of like it.

11 Responses to “Dancing”

  1. David Bain says:

    Are you sure they weren’t referring to Jean Simmons?

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  2. Louise says:

    I absolutely love this – thank you so much :)

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  3. Win-Stone says:

    Ah, dancing. Yes, I suspect that your dancing is a bit like mine which was once described, by a suitably qualified watcher/critic as “like watching an epileptic stick-insect which has a limb in a live electric socket.”

    Now, if they’d mentioned that, at the time, I was borderline drunk (the ONLY way to get/see me to dance. . . . .)……

    :-/

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  4. Utility says:

    Interesting, I like it.
    3 heads in different poses, a band of colour & a vivid, almost amputated arm sticking out from the rest
    weird & wonderful shadows too
    nicely done :-)

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  5. katie says:

    :)

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  6. Vinaigrette Girl says:

    This is surprisingly tender. I think you have something here though I’m wondering about some creative cropping, perhaps… I like this; very much so, although it’s not remotely my “usual style”. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. kiri says:

    dancing queen.

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  8. Patrick says:

    Disturbing. In a pleasant sort of way.

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  9. Hel says:

    Hope you are doing ok, Kal.

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  10. Cath says:

    Yeah, I’m hoping, too

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  11. Cadbury Moose says:

    (((((((((( HUG! ))))))))))

    Just in case you need one.

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