Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Prima Ballerina

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I could have ruined the opportunity to take this very unusual autumn picture had I not spotted something in the air in front of me. I nearly walked into it, but managed to stop in time.

I saw a ballerina in mid-air. She moved this way and that way in the gentle breeze. She danced gracefully in front of the audience, but nobody but me noticed her. There were many people but they did not look up. Everybody had set their focus on something else while I was on the lookout for photo opportunities and tried to see what others did not see.

When I started shooting away most passers-by must have thought I took photos of thin air. People who stopped to take a closer look saw some piece of vegetation suspended by extremely thin cobweb. I saw a ballerina. What do you see?

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Protege said...

This is a beautiful post; I love the words and I love the picture. I share your sentiment in paying attention to something hidden, yet stunning.
I see a flower.;)

swenglishexpat said...

Protege - Thank you. A flower? Interesting. :-)

LadyFi said...

I too see a flower, but suspect it might be a spider taking to the air...

swenglishexpat said...

LadyFi - It certainly was the spider what dunn it! The thread was the thinnest I have ever seen in fact.