Dance

“You have to love dancing to stick to it. It gives you nothing back, no manuscripts to store away, no paintings to show on walls and maybe hang in museums, no poems to be printed and sold, nothing but that single fleeting moment when you feel alive." Merce Cunningham

For me, dance is full of contrast and opposites: rehearsal and performance, stillness and motion; darkness and light.

http://365project.org/discuss/themes-competitions/14818/get-pushed-week-15-october-29-to-november-4th
My get-pushed buddy this week Janelle ( @turning_40 ) set my most difficult challenge so far by asking me to interpret 'dance' in photography! She did not know I started dancing at the age of 3, and completed my dance teaching qualifications at the age of 26, and then ran my own school for several years. Trying to represent such a big part of my life in just a few photographs has certainly been a different type of challenging!

Thanks go to Bec, a very patient and lovely work colleague 'foot modelling' in front of our reception desk at work!
Glad you managed to get your photo. :)
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Love how you chose to approach this Lyn, it's simple, love the lighting and processing, and it's very artistic.

A dancer and a photographer...wow!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Wow, Janelle hit the nail on the head then with that challenge! A beautiful representation of dance. Fav.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Gorgeous! Love the dramatic lighting!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Beautiful light and motion Lyn, her feet are quite good looking too :)
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Very dramatic and a wonderful shot Lyn. I had no idea dance was such a big part of your life!!! How incredible!!! You know I was going to ask you to do food but for some reason dance seemed to be appropriate as I was looking through your shots you certainly have an artistic edge to your photo's and thought Dance would be more you as it's artistic and dramatic which I noticed in a lot of your shots. You have certainly captured and interpreted this beautifully....FAV!!!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
@turning_40 thanks Janelle - I am really glad you think this meets your brief! I certainly would have found 'food' far less personal and less confronting for my first attempt at interpretive photography! :) Thankyou for pushing me a little further along my 365 photographic journey!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Stunning and instant FAV for me. I love the light and the processing. This really took my breath away.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Meg
I love this! I fav'd it! The photo is beautiful and the quote that you chose is absolutely perfect. I danced for years and I believe that dancing truly is all about passion and feeling alive.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Another excellent dance photo and response to your push challenge! I like the lighting and mystic-looking aspect of this one! FAV!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
@rachelmackenzie @mikegifford thankyou both - this shot feels very personal, and that makes your comments and fav even more special than usual! :))
@megstorey thank-you yes - all the pain, frustration and hundreds of hours of practice are more than compensated for by that 'out of body' feeling of performance. :))
posted November 2nd, 2012  
This is superb - fav.
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Gorgeous tones!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
these feet tell a story! i like the lowlight. fav!
posted November 2nd, 2012  
Absolutely beautiful lighting and pose. I can see how dance would make a lithe subject - would love to see more like this! Thanks for sharing.
posted November 3rd, 2012  
Very cool Lyn, awesome shot.
posted November 4th, 2012  
Love this picture !
posted November 4th, 2012  
Hi Lyn, I am your push partner for this week. I will have at your album and create a challenge for you. Peter
posted November 4th, 2012  
Knowing that you live in "our nation's capital" that was designed by Walter Burley Griffin my challenge is for you to take a photo or photos that characterise his design of the city. This could range from the street lamps. bungalows and trees around Telopea Park, to the roundabouts and modernism of grand designs and visions. Over to you...
posted November 5th, 2012  
@peterdegraaff LOL it sounds like you know more about this city than I do! I still struggle with landscapes, and there is very little urban landscape photography in my album, so this is going to be new (& uncomfortable !! ) territory....
posted November 5th, 2012  
Lyn
this is so lovely, Lyn. . .so great to be able to represent your art with your other art!
posted November 10th, 2012  
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