Folding chairs outside a cafe in Bath, Somerset; 28 Mar 2009.

Immediately I saw these stacked chairs I thought of a group of (probably rather inebriated) people dancing a merry jig, and that impression has never gone away.  If only they could move, they’d dance off to the left as they are now, and then lurch back right again to the accompaniment of energetic music and much merriment and laughter – I’d like to be joining in with them!

The original slide has some confusing detail between each pair of struts, but I’ve darkened this to show just the detail and shapes of the  “front rank”.  The brightest dancer is somewhere around the left vertical third.

The first post in this series on chairs, which contains context and an image, can be found hereSubsequent posts are here: 2 3 4 5 6 7 8  9  .  Each will open in a new window.

Click onto the image to open a larger version in a separate window.

Technique: F6 with 70-300 Nikkor lens; Fuji Provia 400X colour slide, rated at 500 ISO; conversion to mono and further mainipulation in Silver Efex Pro 2 and Capture NX2.


About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for all sorts of images, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.


  1. bluebrightly says:

    Beautifully seen photographed and processed, Adrian.


  2. Graham says:

    Love this, Adrian. The black & white conversion is perfect. I see the dancers…. but perhaps a little too co-ordinated to be tipsy?


  3. I see them dancing, first one way, then the other!


  4. Meanderer says:

    I think I remember this image from before. Interestingly, I don’t see merry dancers – I see a group of angry scissors and shears coming for me. What does that say about me psychologically? 🙂


  5. paula graham says:

    Your imagination in full flow…wonderful shot.


    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Paula, thank you very much. And thank you too for the invite to drop in, but I rarely get down into Devon now. I can see why you might not want to move – is getting someone else in to do the gardening / habitat control an option? A 🙂


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