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Opening the floor

The dance is a poem of which each movement is a word.  ~Mata Hari

With this emphatic and deep thought, I bid thee all a splendid weekend in which to weave movements into dances.

comments (20)

  • GL@
  • Netherlands
  • 9 May 2008, 00:04
Sir, same 2 U.
Louis: Ben jij al terug van de maffe belgen? Dan is't druk tijd voor een heerlijk ontspannen weekend.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 9 May 2008, 00:21
The long exposure worked out very well here! You have a good weekend too.
Louis: Thank you Martin, I kept being in the way of the wedding photographers smile
I've got the song for this but not in my computer files. I like this, Louis. I like cre8ive.
Louis: Thank you Mary - and the song title? 'Dancing the night away' maybe?
  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 9 May 2008, 01:08
Beautiful image! Happy weekend to you as well.
Louis: Thank you martie
  • VZ
  • Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • 9 May 2008, 01:16
Magnificent and enigmatic. Wish those dudes at the table were more out of focus.
Reminds me of whirling dirvishes.
Louis: You are right about the dudes and dudettes - I was thinking of cropping them out as well, but the try confirmed that I am destroying the composition. Sometimes you can't win them all. Thanks for the comment Viktor.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 9 May 2008, 06:25
This feels so ephemeral, Louis. Almost ghostly. A dance it is and one I wish for us all this weekend.
Louis: Ephemeral - a moment in time - jumpin' jack flash - dancing. I see how you make the connections in your mind smile Salut Ginnie.
Ephemeral and enigmatic ... fascinating.
Louis: Count minutes by sensation, and not by calendars, and each moment is a day. I think that was Benjamin Disraeli. Thanks for the comment Richard.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 May 2008, 07:35
A lovely reflection- lightening- pic with warm colours! A remembrance of the wedding of your sun Dirk? In Germany we have danced into the May (Tanz in den Mai)- maar nu we genieten al van het zomerweer en alle plaatsen komen tot vol leven en allen mogen zeggen: "Hier bin ich Mensch,/hier darf's ich sein!"
Louis: Yes Philine, that is Dirk and Anri opening the dance floor at their wedding reception. Your remark about europe entering summer and becoming a complete human being had me remember how profound the change of seasons is for you guys.
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 May 2008, 07:53
Some way to start the weekend...this is so well captured, it is like a dream...I am impressed.
Louis: Thank you Astrid, I am impressed that you are impressed smile
Wonderful and fascinating image Louis. Have a great weekend too!
Louis: Thanks Richard, the weekend proves to be OK so far smile
  • mal
  • 9 May 2008, 09:56
huge likey. mal
Louis: Thank you mal, it is appreciated a lot.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 9 May 2008, 11:02
dancing ghosts...great capture...

Have a good and sunny weekend!!
Louis: Thank you Chantal - great sunny weekend so far smile
Great picture, excellent long exposure.

Louis: Obrigado, Josè.
I have taken a look at many of your pictures. It is a showcase of an accomplished photographer. Excellent.
  • tim
  • leeds uk
  • 9 May 2008, 15:54
stunning shot Louis and i feel a conversion would make it better for me, you too have a great weekendsmile
Louis: Thanks tim. What kind of conversion did you have in mind? Maybe I can give it a spin.
  • Ellie
  • here
  • 9 May 2008, 21:50
Very, very nice. Love the colours too
Louis: Thanks Ellie. The colours are from all the candles that were lit in the place. Nice old fashioned in that way smile
  • Arash
  • United Arab Emirates
  • 11 May 2008, 11:12
well done!! I like this kind of photos.
Louis: Thank you Arash. If you like this, you can also take a look at http://timhitchins.shutterchance.com/photoblog/156802.htm
  • GL@
  • Netherlands
  • 11 May 2008, 18:22
Kwil geen bezoekers naar andere oorden lokken....
Ook bezit ik geen goede fotocamera om ook s wat te 'schieten'.
Dan hierbij zo mijn bescheiden bijdrage;


Louis: Mooie beelden. De mensen van NG hebben ook uitstekende befondsing. Ze komen bij al die plaatsen. Ja, ja en ik blijf hier smile
  • Brad
  • 11 May 2008, 20:54
This is so ghostly almost as if a dead family member is there with them protecting them and celebrating the wedding
Louis: Thank you Brad, it does have some atmosphere I agree.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 May 2008, 04:33
Ghosts don't only scare folks...they dance too.
Louis: The see-through people on exhibition. Thanks ray.
  • aksel
  • .....sweden....at work
  • 13 May 2008, 10:20
Ghostly feel to this, I like it - I see your point when it comes to cropping more - but have you tried just croppping out 1 cm to the right in the pic - then the pic would dissapear into the dark in the right of the pic...just a suggestion...
Louis: My conscience has spoken smile Maybe I should make a rule of ony one stipendium per week wink
I have checked the picture and see what you mean - I believe it will have the picture look better.

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