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Legong Dance

Posted by
ishm (dubai, United Arab Emirates) on 8 April 2009 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

A classic Balinese traditional dance, Performed in the courtyard of an old palace in Ubud.

Canon EOS 450D 1/13 second F/5.6 ISO 800 55 mm

Thank you for visiting my photoblog. Your constructive comments, advice, views and critique are most welcomed..Cheers!

Esther K from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

Hi Ishm :-) Thank you for your visit and comments on my blog. Oh you were in Bali!!! Don't you just love these traditional dances? I saw the Kecak Dance at the cliff temple at Uluwatu. This is a beautiful capture of this very vibrant cultural dance. I will be going back to see more of your posts :-)

8 Apr 2009 2:13pm

@Esther K: Hi! Esther :) Thanks for your comments. Welcome to my page. I enjoyed going thru your portfolio, especially the BnW. I happened to watch a documentary (National Geo.) on the people of Pala'uhs a few months back. I couldn't help but to question, hypothetically do we really have the freedom of choice on how we want to live our life..besides the fact whether you are born on a boat, in the jungle or in private hospital or is it predestined. What do you think?

MysLykeMeeh from Toronto, Canada

oh...when u dance like u have to have that expression on ur face with ur hand and feet together? Colorful shot

8 Apr 2009 3:30pm

@MysLykeMeeh: Thanks for your comments. Welcome to my page. I'm pretty sure there are certain meanings in every movements in the dance..obviously my knowledge in traditional Bali dance is close to zero..nevertheless it was totally a wonderful experience for me. I noticed the Balinese has a unique way of life, culture, social and religion..have a look at my fav. photo site on Bali you'll be blown away...well, i was.

Christian from Mantes La Jolie, France

Wow nice colors! And what expression! Very fine! Congrats!

8 Apr 2009 6:52pm

@Christian: Thanks for your comment. This one is the lucky one. I took dozens of pic that night. It was a challenge for me, the light was low and the dance movement was very fast..but it turned out alright i guess.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, USA, United States

lovely vibrant color and motion!!!

9 Apr 2009 11:50pm

@dj.tigersprout: Thanks for your comments. Apart from the colourful costume, I find the eyes' movements and facial expressions he made are also interesting as well.

Canon EOS 450D
1/13 second
ISO 800
55 mm