Thursday, August 18, 2005

lets face the music

dancing is a very intimate way of expressing yourself with someone and i'm usually a little shy to do so with a stranger but on those days when i'm able to feel uninhibited, the experience is amazing and i especially love to be spinned! :)

i love to watch professional ballroom dancers, it's so sensual.
i took these pictures when i apparently needed better lighting,
perhaps a flash or to be standing at a different place.
still i love the captured movements of this couple
dancing tango.



























57 comments:

DeCoMpOsEd said...

i think the pics look good ... how the siluette of the dancers is caught while in movement... pretty cool pics... como siempre lorena buenas fotos.

Silly Adventures said...

Great pictures. No need for a flash light, if you ask me. But could try with a different grain to give 'em a different touch.

Mike said...

Love the pics! I guess if you were trying to do a photo book on how to ballroom dance you could do the flash, etc., but for effect I love the silhouette--it makes your eye find the dancers against the background. Especially the woman backlit by the window --so beautiful!

Great Job!

Me said...

excellent job....Lorena....love the pictures.....

sirbarrett said...

spin! spin! spin! spin!
sing! dance! sway! spin!
twirl and swirl the pictures dance, just watching makes me dizzy!

Lorena said...

decomposed :: thank you. i'm so glad you liked them :)

silly adventures :: thank you. thanks for the advice as well.

mike :: first off, thank for visiting. that is true, your eyes do have to search for them. great observation!! :)

thanks avik!!

bc :: i was looking at them one by one as i have them saved in my computer. it actually looks pretty cool, like they are dancing :)
thanks for the spins!

Tomas said...

ok.... so this is my second post.... looks like the first one is out there floating the world wide web somewhere...... what i said was i thought the pics were great.... i believe the words i used were the 'motion' in emotion... (poetic license again)... and that you have read my feelings about dancing as well... wait... did i inspire this post? {jk}

Zulema said...

ooh! That's hot! As Austin Powers says, "Grr baby! Verry Grr!"

I bet you could edit the levels on those pix, but you'd need an image editor like Adobe Photoshop, or even Adobe Elements.

Happy camera clicking! :-D

Samudraa said...

loved the pics.........sensuous,no doubt!

i'd first assumed u posted ur dancing pics and got curious ;)

Amie said...

i happen to know a little of ballroom dancing. and extremely enjoy dancing.and it's really a good form of exercise, you'll never know you're sweating it all out because it is quite enjoyable. btw love the pic.

gulnaz said...

those pictures were beautiful girl! the shadows and the poor ligtning sort of gave them a dark sexy moodiness....must have been beautiful to watch!

uninhibited dancing is as good as...i can only imagine! :) but its true you can't do it all the time.

Anil said...

I find tango to be one of the most erotic and sensual dances...each bend, twist and turn of the body speaks of latent deire hiding behind the sensual moves...I wish I was good at dancing...tango would then be the first one I'd love to learn...

EGO SVM CAROLVS said...

I've heard said that dancing is a lot like making love, only better. Me, I want to learn the salsa. :)

Lorena said...

tomas :: oh you mean because of your poem? maybe subconsiously...i had taken these 2 years back. "emotion in motion", i like that. (reversed it :)
thanks!!

zulema :: i'm not to familiar with the software. maybe i'll take a class on it this fall. good idea..thanks girl.

samudraa :: oh i wish i looked like that ;) thanks.

amie :: thanks. i've taken some classes as well. not ballroom though. it is a good form of exercise with the right partner.

gulnaz :: i like the description "dark sexy moodiness"!!! you have a way with words. it was great to watch though i didn't get to fully experience because i was snapping away!!

anil :: i agree with you, it is. i'm sure you'd be good if you take some classes, go for it!! :)

carolvs :: only better, wow! i guess with the right person i bet it is. hmmm. i know salsa, in fact tonight that is what i will be doing underneath the stars. it's an outdoors dance festival set in a garden. it's pretty.
so sign up for some classes!!

stella said...

very sexy photos... i think i need to sign up for tango classes now... ;)

DeCoMpOsEd said...

i took salsa and tango classes before... good fun...

Lorena said...

hi stella, you should!! :) make sure you wear heels, it helps.

decomposed :: yeah, that's cool. i never did tango. in the classes you switch partners and with tango it requires you get real close, very erotic (as someone mentioned above) can't do that with a stranger.

stella said...

no worries, i'm addicted to heels! :)

iamnasra said...

Its true you have captured every passing moment..there you in the depth of your creativity holding the tiny datails of the spin of musica and dance

very inspiring

Lorena said...

that's right stella, you and transience have that in common :) i remember reading that...!

iamnasra :: thank you for such a lovely way of saying it :) you're sweet.

GNyaan said...

Well, Lorena I can see now why they say two to Tango ;-) and thanks for those pics though I could catch only the silvouttes maybe that is the effect you intended ;-)

Inhibition and you ?? How do those two go in the same sentence! Ah well what do I know!

The Voice said...

Okay - I'm going dancing.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

When I was little I dreamed of being a ballet dancer, unfortunately I'm not very co-ordinated and like you a little shy.

__***___ said...

These pics are really awesome!
Loved it too much ...

allister said...

Makes me wish i could dance. I think the swing or the jive would be so awesome to learn! But i'll settle to learning how to move my feet to a beat without lookling like a complete moron.

Jaxe said...

pure emotion! I love the dance. My favorite is pic 204. The way her silhouette is painted against that window.... breathtaking!

Great pics L, thanks so much!

j

Pecos Blue said...

spinning is one of the best feelings.

chikididu said...

What panty-wetting pictures! These very pieces urged me to do some panty-changing action, dearest girl. I enjoy dancing myself. Now I know why I've never done any Tango. Who would've thought to bring spare panties to a dance class, right?

What flashlight? No flashlight is required! Sometimes blunder turns out to be a blessing in disguise.

bablu said...

Lovely pictures !!! Tango all night !!!

vishnoi said...

wow lorena!!!

those are some really lovely shots! amazing series of pics to put up!

Lorena said...

gnyaan :: glad you liked them. this wasn't my intention, they just came out like this.
yes i'm a shy girl :)

the voice :: so did you? :)

sue hardy-dawson :: i took classes as a kid and have always felt my true calling would have been as a dancer :) i loved tap dancing especially but i loved being a ballerina.

vasu :: thanks!!

allister :: it feels good to dance sometimes. i'm sure if you took some classes you would be great :)!

jaxe :: thank you! :)

pecos blue :: i know isn't it :)

chikididu :: but seriously, tell us how you really feel ;)
you are crazy!! :) (crazy good) i love that you say what you feel no matter what!!
definitely made me laugh :)

bablu & aashish :: thank you! :)

Carrie said...

I'm totally in love right now! I LOVE DANCING more than just about anything in the world (aside from family) and the Tango is such a sensual and fun dance to perform...GORGEOUS pics my dear! words cannot describe how much I've just enjoyed this post! so happy right now! thank yOU!

. : A : . said...

Beautiful post. Dancing is such an intimate moment and you have captured it well. The black and white lends even more to it.

gusgreeper said...

honestly i think the photos are better this way! they speak more and you can imagine more.

there are a lot of things i would love to do in life and one of the top ones is to dance with ellen! i know it will never happen but i LOVE her...i dance ALL the time around my apt….whatever excuse i can come up with..i be dancing!

your posts are always so AWESOME!

Canadian Corona said...

What can I say? Again, some wonderful shots. One day I will learn to Tango, thanks for reminding me.

Shirazi said...

Every one of us is facing the music, one way or the other. No?

Wonderful shots.

Sue hardy-Dawson said...

My asperations ended when I froze on stage, that's what I like about drawing and writing, you can just keep doing it till you get it right, no one need ever know how many trees you've destroyed in the persuit of perfection

after that I setteled for having a ballet dress to party in (it was the 80s so anything went) minr was black with sequins all over the top, in those days I was really skinny, so I felt like a ballet dancer but no pressure

Pincushion said...

ahhhh..such fluidity in the pics and the b/w moodiness makes the mood ever so intimate! Poetry in motion..no?!!
Your pics are always a revelation!

Pincushion said...

Hey i think i'm gonna be inspired by these to paint something! Do i have your permission :) ?!!

eden said...

great series of the tango....i love dancing i really love this!

Lorena said...

mitzee :: wow, i'm happy that you're happy!! :) how sweet. glad it brought a good feeling! have you danced since looking at the pics? :)

.:A:. :: thanks :)

corinna :: thanks. now that you mention it, i would love to dance with ellen as well. she is sooo funny!! you can get famous with your blog and then get an interview or maybe send a video, you're creative, i'm sure you can think of something.

many thanks for your sweet words :)

canadian corona :: thank you. hope you do :)

shirazi :: yeah, that is another way of looking at it. i chose that title because it reminded me of a jazz song.
"lets face the music and dance" thanks!

sue hardy :: oh wow. well i'm glad you found another creative outlet. its amazing how just putting on a costume (outfit) can make you step outside of yourself. thanks for sharing :)

pincushion :: love the description. especially the "moodiness" you described. never looked at it that way. i think its great, "poetry in motion" that would be so cool if you can see that. big thanks :)

look forward to seeing your painting!!! :)

thanks eden!! :)

Neel said...

I totally agree with you! What a beautiful form of expression.

Gangadhar said...

Amazing photos...You do miracles with black and white!!And I love all of them!!
Take care,Lorena!!

Samudraa said...

no post,long time?

Ghost Particle said...

Hye Lorena,

Nice photoes. You are very good with black&W images. ANd the angles good too.

Lets Tango!

Josh said...

nice pics, nice entry :)

Nurse Mia said...

I like the silhouetted effect of the lighting as it is. You should just say it was intentional. ;-)

Lorena said...

thanks neel & gangadhar!! :)

samudraa :: ok soon :)

ghost particle :: thank you. lets do so :)

thank josh!

nurse mia :: you know i should have! i agree :) why am i so honest!! thanks for visiting!

Pezgirl said...

I think those photos are great. Next time, if you have a manual camera, try to use your built-in meter to meter the light coming on through the window. Then turn to your subject and photograph them like that. The shutter opens up less and you should get better results. Or even try at a 45 degree angle to the window, but judging from those photos, it might have been hard to do so, lol.

Lorena said...

hey pezgirl, thanks for the suggestion. i have always been bad at technical stuff :)
i'm going to read up on it and work on this.
thanks!

sensiblystoned said...

I took ballroom dancing and salsa for the same reason you mention. But I just found out after a month of classes that I have two left feet and Im missing a crucial piece of bone in my hip :P I might give it a try again later.

Lorena said...

yeah don't give up!! :)

Pele said...

Beautiful Blog. One of the best I have been to.

Pele

Lorena said...

Big Thank You :) Pele! happy you visited!

Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

I think the silohuetee effect emphasizes the mystery and allure of the sensual tango. My husband and I LOVE to ballroom, swing, and Latin dance! Beautiful post! Thx.

SilverMoon aka GEL http://SilkenThreads18.blog.com

Lorena said...

good point. i'm glad you liked them. must be nice to have someone who shares your joy for dancing!! you're lucky. thanks!

Jean said...

J'aime beaucoup beaucoup le tango .
Tous les jours j'écoute des disques de tango et je danse , seul , dans le couloir .
Pendant un an , j'ai pris des leçons de tango argentin , c'est merveilleux !

I like much much the tango. Every day , I listen to discs of tango and I dance, alone, in the corridor. During one year, I took lessons of Argentinian tango, they are marvellous!