ARCHIVE 560 – THE DANCERS (MONO)

 

 


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Folding chairs outside a café 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.

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

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

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer - using mono, colour and combinations of the two - many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous, trying new ideas, working in multiple genres. And I've a weakness for Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

7 Responses to ARCHIVE 560 – THE DANCERS (MONO)

  1. Meanderer says:

    Ha, ha – I remember your comments on this one from before, and as soon as I saw the image I thought of the jolly line of dancers having much fun; a sort of mechanical can-can 🙂

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  2. You have an amazing eye, my friend.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      I’m lucky, and I realise that very much. As far as I can see (LOL! and no pun intended!), its from an artistic grandmother: two of us, in different families, inherited it. My late cousin and I shared that grandmother and we looked very alike, most people took is for brothers. He was very interested in painting with oils. Life can be a strange thing, can’t it?

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      • I’m glad you realize it. It is far better put to use when you realize it. That is an interesting cousin relationship. You are fortunate to have a grandmother that you did.

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        • Adrian Lewis says:

          I don’t usually talk about this, but my late son was the same; I could tell it from the way he looked at and noticed things, and from what he said about them. And I’ve read (in Amateur Photographer magazine) about whole families being visually aware. Far from going into details(!), I have found out from various branches of my own family that the range of traits etc that can be passed on genetically are very far-ranging indeed. What an interesting world this can be! 🙂

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