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"Dance can embody or express ideas, emotions or tell a story..." (from Wikipedia)
i'm back from Dubai, UAE... after about ten days :)
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." :)
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 :)
this is the original composition, no crop, no fancy stuff :)
thanks for viewing :) let's see what you think of this one :)
p.s. the title comes from Bruce Springsteen's new album 'Magic' :)
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