Whirling Dervishes by phil decocco
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One evening in Istanbul, Turkey, during dinner, four men in black robes, accompanied by a small group of Turkish musicians entered the room. The room became instantly silent as the men disrobed, revealing their Sufi white clothing. Before we knew it, they began a slow, mesmerizing circling, then like planets in orbit, began individually spinning as they turned. The steps were poised and balanced, the evening was magical!

Canon EOS 5D
1/500 sec
f/2.8
ISO 900
focal length 75mm
28-300mm glass
hand held

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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Comments

  • dabadac
    dabadacover 3 years ago

    special and it had to be magical……

  • barbara,
    It was magical indeed. It was hard to understand how they maintained their balance, spinning around and around
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • lucin
    lucinover 3 years ago

    How I love traveling with you. :) wonderful shutter work

  • lucin
    glad to have you along. Glad you enjoyed this bit of Turkish delight!
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Tibby Steedly
    Tibby Steedlyover 3 years ago

    This is so wonderful!

  • tibby
    it was a wonderful cultural event, and it prompted me to google Sufism and the dervishes. thanks for your comment
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago

    Congratulations!!! You have been featured in Cee’s Fun Artsy Friends

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  • cee,
    always an honor and a pleasure to be featured in our group. thanks for that
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...over 3 years ago

    Wonderful image, Phil. Thanks for sharing with Men App….., Tom

  • tom
    my pleasure, glad you liked it enough to send your note
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 3 years ago

    Great shot, Phil

  • thanks, as always, shulie
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature, Great Capture!!!!!!!!!

  • thanks cynthia, this was a most intriguing and delightful surprise that evening as we hadn’t expected to see them
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtover 3 years ago

    must have been amazing to see .. well captured phil

  • carol,
    thanks for that! And you’re so right, seeing these four men swirl in circles while spinning themselves around was amazing. glad you liked it
    phil

    – phil decocco

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...over 3 years ago

  • tom
    as before, thanks a million for selecting this one
    phil

    – phil decocco

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