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Feet on Fire

Feet on Fire
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Copyright: Janice Dunn (Janice) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-12
Categories: Action
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Tamron AF28-300 XR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Fun in the Sun in Fiji
Theme(s): Indigenous People of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-05 4:43
Viewed: 4425
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Fire-twirling dance

At Mana Island we were entertained each night with different shows. One night it was a Polynesian Floorshow and fire dance display with some of the staff from other Pacific Islands putting on a show of their local dances.

Here we have the Fire-twirling dance from the South Pacific Islands. The islands have a wealth of spoken history and many of these stories are also told in dance. The women have their own Polynesian style of exciting and exotic dance with body movements emphasised by swaying grass skirts and flower wreath.

The men's fire dance, with flaming sticks twirling, is performed in darkness and accompanied by a compelling drumbeat. The dancing is a precise skill that is taught from a young age and is inherent to every Polynesian child's life.

Can you see the fire burning on his feet? I never noticed this until I saw this photo up on the screen.


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Hi Janice,
I like to see the cultural diversity all around the world... I remember seeing the Maori war-dance and other dance shows in Rotorua!! Than you go some hundreds km away and see a whole different culture!! Interesting dance show Janice!! TfS

Obviously not something the kids should try at home. You have captured the action very well, the colors of the flames stand out.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 2 N: 26] (349)
  • [2005-09-05 5:46]

HI Janice,
NIce action shot.
Hot feet.
I like the way the heat blurs the BG.

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  • nofer Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 793 W: 255 N: 452] (1583)
  • [2005-09-05 10:23]

Excelente momento. Foto com nitidez. Cores boas. Uma boa composição.
Um bom trabalho!

Dear Friend Janice
What a lovely photo again,
So .. you like top play with fire ?
Atleats make photo's of those who do ?

Very nice .. compliment

sorry out of greens .. tomorrow

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2505 W: 368 N: 2626] (11966)
  • [2005-09-05 18:44]
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What can I say Janice ? Everything is just about perfect. At 1/60 I'm amazed by the sharpness. You must have caught him in a still part. Exposure, colours, sharpness are all spot on. A beauty. TFS.

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2005-09-05 22:10]

Glad shot Janice, very well captured! the lighting is good, I wonder if he got a sore foot. :P look like you are having such great time eh? :D well composition, POV and colours. Well done my friend, thanks for sharing

Wow nice capture. Very sharp for 1/60. I can see his feet burning. Thanks for bringing this to us. Sometimes at TL its almost like watching Discovery/NGC, only difference is we know know and like the people who show us these unique cultures/events! TFS

Hi Janice,
very exotic and special picture! Very good too! I have never seen this fire dance - have to go to Fiji, too!
Take care

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