Our last slide night/critique evening happened on Monday afternoon, as everyone waited for their departing planes. The images submitted were simply amazing. Professional, and completely Bali-centric, with great colour, contrast and terrific timing, especially with shots of fast-paced dancers. Everyone learned how to master their on-camera flash or speedlights to get some great results in what amounted to very tricky lighting conditions. Because there are so many great shots, I thought it best to subdivide these into categories. Here are some of the best dancer shots.
|Balinese dancer at a Batu Bulan Barong dance session. |
Pic by Mike Clements.
|The monkey, friend of the Barong tiger creature, shot in the pouring rain at Batu Bulan, pic by Robin Nichols|
|Fire dance at Batu Bulan, Bali by Tina Brauer|
|Mythical Garuda character featuring in the Barong dance, pic by Tina Brauer|
|Monkey man dancing in the flames, pic by Kerrie Dixon|
|Balinese Barong dancer, pic by Kerrie Dixon|
|Beautiful Legong dancer, pic by Geoff Driscoll|
|Fire dancer in an explosion of sparks and smoke, Batu Bulan, pic by Geoff Driscoll|
|Intense pain or concentration? Fire dancer at Batu Bulan, Bali by Mike Clements|
|Exquisite Legong dancer in the rain, Batu Bulan, Bali by Mike Clements|
|Utter concentration shown by one of the performers in the Kecak dance, pic by Steve Mullarkey|
|Hanoman the monkey God in the kecak dance, Ulu Watu. Pic by Carolyn Pettigrew|
|Superb colours in the final stages of the fire dance, Batu Bulan. Pic by Anne Keniry|
|'Psyching up' for the fire dance, pic by Anne Keniry|