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Matatoa Dance – a couple more slow shutter shots

Jun 15, 2020

I can't help it, when it comes to dance sometimes I'll waste hundreds of shots, and possibly missed good faster shutter opportunities, to shoot slow and get a couple of nice exposures with just the right blur. In May I did a posting with three of these from 2007. Well, here are two more, from a 2008 performance of Matatoa, an Island dance group we know. The shot above is Vanessa again – I can't count the number of good exposures I have of her. Like with a couple of our local belly-dancers, the camera ljust likes her. The only thing moving is the hips, quite effective at any angle. Below is another of the Matatoa dancers:

Unfortunately I don't have a name here, something true of a large number of the images I am now adding to the Easter Island folio. But now that they are being posted, I can make some contacts on the Island to see how many of them I can match up.

This leaves me two images shy of filling page 8 of the E.I. Folio. So next posting will be two more that don't want to match up with others that are upcoming – and then I'll launch page 9 with some Rapanui portraits. Stay tuned, there is much more to come.

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