After a discussion with Roland Vögtli about my recent image 83 – Dancing in Blindness I decided to come back to those “dancers” and see what has become of them. I did and found them in the frenzy of dancing the Rites of Winter! What a surprise 🙂
This is one of the images I wanted to throw away at first. Not sure if you know the effect, but when you press the Lensbaby too much, you get a blurry spot where the sweetspot should be, surrounded by a circular, swirling distortion. That’s what happened here, and it is one of the rare cases when I like it. It is what keeps the dancer in the center in motion.
Ryszard Kapu?ci?ski has died in Warsaw. It already happened on Tuesday, but I think I should mention it. He has written, among others, some fantastic books about Africa. If you haven’t read anything by him, give them a try.
As for a story of the day, I think this one about a Cambodian woman who tries to rescue children from sex slavery applies. Honestly, if this is good news, then the world has come pretty far.