• Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital
    Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
    Aperture: f/5
    Focal Length: 150 mm
    ISO Speed: 800
    Exposure Bias: 0/2 EV

    cropped slightly, shadowed, warmified, saturated, sharpened
  • rumpi is gossip in Indonesian
  • the "vignette" must be a headdress of some other girl in the foreground
  • i don't know but this girl adds a lot to the composition... - akumach


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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

phototips on Balinese ceremony shots are blogged in photographing through crowds at www.colloidfarl.blogspot.com/

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

adlaw, eLjeProks, rockbeglam, and 188 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Ramon2002 87 months ago | reply

    I seem to have missed this one earlier. Beautiful shot.

  2. *autumn leaf* 87 months ago | reply

    this is very beautiful...I like very much the smart smile of the middle girl!!

  3. fyreflylight 87 months ago | reply

    Beautiful capture! You've turned a small moment into something extraordinary!

  4. jham107 87 months ago | reply

    Perfect timing....Beautiful !

  5. Miss Whit [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

    I love the way that your photos show life. This, among others, is beautiful!

  6. Lerans Gipé 86 months ago | reply

    precios. Wanderful

    [discovered in the photophlow main room] (?)

  7. M@ndy 86 months ago | reply

    Your fantastic portrait picture is my winner!
    Please add this photo to

  8. gah nishida 86 months ago | reply

    Good eye, friend! Very very beautiful :D

  9. Peta Ridley [deleted] 85 months ago | reply

    This is a beautiful shot, Farl, love it.


  10. msralph 79 months ago | reply

    this is beautiful

  11. lorytravelforever༽♥ॐ 78 months ago | reply

    Ciao, sono amministratore di un gruppo chiamato Flights of Fancy Forever (Invited only). Ci farebbe piacere aggiungere l’elemento al gruppo.


    Flights of Fancy Forever (Only invited photos)

  12. musicman67 76 months ago | reply

    Your fantastic color picture is my winner!
    Please add this photo to Color Photo Award - PREMIER
    The road to BRONZE, SILVER or GOLD starts at PREMIER!

  13. SayaHumbuck 66 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Art - Fotografie / Art - Photography, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


  14. Juha Photography 52 months ago | reply

    perfect timing.. patience is always rewarded:)

  15. Emotioned.com 49 months ago | reply

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  16. Visual Wes 46 months ago | reply

    Just found this image while searching for images taken by the canon 350d camera and this one is truly a jem.

  17. David C. Foster 43 months ago | reply


    We wish to extend an invitation to submit this photo to the “Global Photojournalism; Politics, News, Protest, and Culture” photo contest (#6). The contest link is here:


    Thank You


  18. sandervdbij 39 months ago | reply

    different but awesome framing, nice one!

  19. Juha Photography 38 months ago | reply

    fantastic detail!

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