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Dances with Energy and Beauty

This Indian woman took my breath away with the passion and expression of her dance. She wore a stunning  costume and danced so energetically, making eye contact with her audience and using  the intricate hand gestures that Indian dancers do. At one time she jumped so high she was halfway out of the viewfinder-I blew that shot!

©Jane Chesebrough


Fancy Dancers

I returned to the Heritage Festival in Edmonton yesterday-was hoping to see some fancy dancers and I wasn’t disappointed. I rode my bicycle which was fine going-mostly downhill- but the trip home was a little tough. I had to walk up the hill-my knees were hurting and my energy low but there was no rush and I made it home just fine. It was hot and sunny and what energy I lacked was more than made up for by these dancers.They are from the Sioux nation and had elaborate costumes and excellent dancing skills. I must have gotten so excited that I  forgot to take photos at one point then dialed my shutter speed a few notches and lost a few shots.Used my zoom lens and compensated for the high contrast in lighting both in camera and in post editing.Have done some cropping to eliminate or reduce those awkward backgrounds that always occur in crowded public scenes.

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough

©Jane Chesebrough