Once I saw that there were young dancers sitting in a corner waiting for their turn to dance, I recognized that their idle gossip was a photo op. The problem was that the girls were moving all the time. So I waited. When the girl in the right bent suddenly, slightly and gracefully, I was ready. Sometimes you have to create your luck.


Bale Desa Kusumba, Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia


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(To all my family and friends in the US, Happy Thanksgiving!)

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Taken on November 10, 2007