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May 11, 2010
Suggester says, "Isn't it the capture of a great moment?" Portrait of a Dervish II by =PortraitOfaLife

[Photojournalism / Performing Arts]
Featured by evanhwong
Suggested by SilvaKinzelmann
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Portrait of a Dervish II



taken in: Hagia Irene Church, Istanbul

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:star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

What a unique perspective you've captured here.

This photograph works beautifully in black and white due to the long history of these dancers, you can tell it's a modern shot but it nods to the history. The high contrast of the shadows against the white costume is great (especially the dark hand standing out so starkly against the white on the bottom) and I love the focus centered on the face of the dancer, to me he looks as though he is caught in a spiritual private moment as the rest of the world moves around him. I think the close view of the shot adds to that as well.

Overall well composed shot.