Belly dance

My daughter has a nice hobby …. belly dancing.   It combines nicely with my hobby … photography.

Ana’s oriental night out 2016” gave us a chance to practice our hobby together.

The happening was at Gasterij de Harmonie in Eindhoven. As soon as I entered this room I realised that the light was disastrous. I couldn’t make photos of belly dancers here.

So I had to make the best of it and decided to make photos that would show the situation in which belly dancers usually have to perform. Bad static spot-light, a disastrous background and people all around.

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As usual there were lots of amateur photographers.

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But I did it my way … 

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without flashlight

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because I don’t have any …

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and I didn’t need any …

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But there is one thing I forgot …

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Stupid of me …

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I forgot to take off the UV-filter from the lens …

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You can see the effect …

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especially on backlit photos …

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where you can see some haze around the light source …

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and the high ISO made it even worse …

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And yes ….. there are male belly dancers !    Rachid Raqs.

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and they are good !

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The audience loved it …

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red & black

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and gracefulness …

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telling non verbal stories …

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Foxtrot, tango, waltz, … and belly dancing !

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everything on rhythm …

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beautiful costumes ….

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beautiful bodies …

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functional long hair …

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gymnastic movements …

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The audience liked it …

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The man with the hat …. he made this last photo complete !

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