There’s rhythm and motion all around us – whether it’s cars jumping and jiving between lanes on a busy freeway or a group of strangers patiently line dancing their way to a teller at a bank, our lives move to the beat of an invisible drum.
This week, I’m profiling a few of my photos that capture the rhythm and movement of dance. The following photos were taken in Cancun, Mexico and feature a local fire-dancing group.
The night was hot, humid and full of energy. The fire-dancers set up on a beach, right next to the ocean, and were accompanied by a group of steel drummers. There was a gentle breeze rolling off the water and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach served as the background accompaniment to the musicians.
As the music increased in pace, so did the speed of the fireballs. Gliding through the air like titanic fireflies, which each pass the fireballs left long tails of flames in their wake.
To capture the movement of the dancers, each of the photos shown below had two to ten second exposures.
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