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I've been wanting to blog this for days

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but it was embargoed until this morning

Shobana Jeyasingh's dance group are performing from today until July 4th. This was one of their rehearsals.

Dhamaka says:

thank you - having enormous fun with Big Dance

1st Jul 2010, 14:56

Wendle says:

Awesome. Looks rather refreshing, too :)

1st Jul 2010, 15:19

crickson says:

Ooo wow - great shot!

1st Jul 2010, 16:32

mysteritmo says:


2nd Jul 2010, 07:42

Alex Robinson says:

Great GREAT image

2nd Jul 2010, 12:41

leno says:

Somerset house have been pasting this for days so I'm not sure what embargo there would be

2nd Jul 2010, 15:33

Jig along says:

Great perspective.

4th Jul 2010, 10:58

paintist says:

summer sunshine and dance...perfect :-)
great catch

4th Jul 2010, 14:52

shitake says:

Unusual and gorgeous! :)

4th Jul 2010, 19:19

IceTwister says:

wow! I cant tell you how much I love this shot.

4th Jul 2010, 19:23

Dhamaka says:

wow - wonderful praise - thank you all

got rejected from socialstock because of the bokeh... but also got front cover status from Dance Today... must remember to take boring shots for photolibraries as well as stuff for mags :)

4th Jul 2010, 19:53

AngelKaida says:

Perfect :D The water is my favorite part!

5th Jul 2010, 05:42

Nic says:

Brilliant - so summery too!

5th Jul 2010, 08:15

Anonymous says:

looks wonderful

5th Jul 2010, 17:23

IceTwister says:

I like that parts of it are out of focus.

6th Jul 2010, 16:36

Dhamaka says:

thanks all
so do I and so does the mag... but the photolibrary doesn't :)

7th Jul 2010, 08:22

Socialstock Ed says:

As mentioned before we liked the image but our clients may have been confused about the water being the focus point not the face. Please don't just send us 'boring shot'. More creative shots please....nick

7th Jul 2010, 09:16

Dhamaka says:

wow Nick - thank you for taking the time to comment in detail, this is much appreciated

7th Jul 2010, 10:05

Dhamaka says:

Thinking about Nick's response, that explains the difference in reception - the magazine liked the water as the focus point because the dance was commissioned and therefore choreographed with the water as a focal point.. so the focus was understandable and acceptable to them

7th Jul 2010, 10:10

Alex says:

Lovely - makes me want to dance!

9th Jul 2010, 14:56