Whirling Dervish

 

Whirling Dervish II

Whirling Dervish 1

 

Whirling Dervish III

Whirling Dervish 2

Whirling Dervish I

Whirling Dervish 3

Whirling Dervish II

Whirling Dervish 4

 

 

Dancing Dervish – Tradition meets modern dance performance

Since I visited Turkey and learned about the traditional dancing dervishes I’m deeply impressed about this asthetic religious dance. Very famous for it’s dervish dance is Konya where Muslims as well as tourists travel to. Dervish derives from the word “door” or “gate” as a beggar needs to walk from door to door perceiving the own poverty in front of god. The dance itself is about the trance becoming one with the devine.

In Dubai I’ve got the chance to see a dervish who performed this traditional dance combined with modern elements like LED what was really impressing in the darkness. Low light from some little LEDs and a dancer who was whirling really fast forced me to increase the ISO up to 6400 and the shutter to 1/250 to get the right shot.

Picture 1: Camera: Nikon D4 | Lenses: 70-200 mm f/2.8 | Apertures: f 2.8  | Shutter speed:  1/250 sec | ISO 6400 | Focal length: 110  mm
Picture 2: Camera: Nikon D4 | Lenses: 70-200 mm f/2.8 | Apertures: f 2.8  | Shutter speed:  1/250 sec | ISO 8000 | Focal length: 70  mm
Picture 3+4: Camera: Nikon D4 | Lenses: 70-200
mm f/2.8 | Apertures: f 2.8  | Shutter speed:  1/160 sec | ISO 5000 | Focal length: 150  mm
Software:  Camra Raw, Photoshop CS6 | NikSoftware Viveza, Outputsharpener

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tom2. Februar 2013 - 13:47

Fantastic series!

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