Upon reflection, it was an awesome feat to sustain whirling for so long. The dancers enter a trance and their devotion is true for all to see.

Canon EOS 40D. 17-85 mm. Lightroom 2.

Featured in Art of the Middle East and All things Egyptian


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  • SBrown
    SBrownalmost 5 years ago

    Great shot. I think it’s wonderful to think that one can commune with God by the simple act of whirling in circles, maybe we should pay more attention to our kids. :D

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2almost 5 years ago

    magnificent shot, :)

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...almost 5 years ago

    Congratulations, your image has been

  • Dawnsky2
    Dawnsky2almost 5 years ago

    congrats on your feature :)

  • Andre Roberts
    Andre Robertsalmost 5 years ago

    thanks :-)

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 5 years ago

    excellent work and capture, so graceful and beautiful

  • coppertrees
    coppertreesalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulation on the feature great job.

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 5 years ago

    Perfect capture. There is mood, energy, motion and stillness. The group as a whole is captured as opposed to a single whirling dancer, and all are connected. each person is deep in his music or dance. the tonality, light and composition contribute for a strong and memorable visual. If the re is a term “spirituality in dancing” it is shown here. well done

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasalmost 5 years ago

    Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

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