Hema Narayanan  

Shadow Dancers by Hema Narayanan

January 2020 - Shadow Dancers

About the Image(s)

One of the Tribes of Nagaland in India, called the Angami tribes, performing at the Hornbill festival (Dec 2019) with vigour. This is an annually done and called as the, "Festival of Festivals". All 17 tribes residing in parts of the state of Nagaland come here to showcase their cultural heritage and richness in the form of the dances and lifestyle setups.

I particularly loved the shadows they cast on the ground and it got longer as they jumped up each time in the air!

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6 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
Image taken just at the right time with all of their feet clear of the ground!! A really colourful scene and lot of atmosphere of which there must have been a lot if actually there!! Good leading lines from the top right hand corner right through the image. Perhaps would have liked just a little more space on the left so the last dancers "tassles" were not cut off!
Well done.   Posted: 01/09/2020 00:20:29

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Hema, you go them all off the ground, and shadows to the right. A good story here, and all i could suggest is to tone down the grass, and increase highlights on the faces on the left, and if you have a little more room on the left, then just a tab.   Posted: 01/09/2020 09:19:18

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
Hema, you got this shot at just the right moment, with everyone in the air. I'm sure this was a very exciting event!   Posted: 01/09/2020 21:12:36

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
Nice shot. See also folk dancers this month is Group 34 by Steve Estill.   Posted: 01/18/2020 16:15:31

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Terrific image Hema! Wonderful color and excitement.   Posted: 01/18/2020 19:00:20

Brent Doornbos   Brent Doornbos
All elevated. :) Nice!!   Posted: 01/28/2020 20:00:13