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Mystery and oriental charm, Sommières

Mystery and oriental charm, Sommières
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Copyright: joel berthonneau (jlbrthnn) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 7303 W: 0 N: 22961] (76039)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-18
Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
Map: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Music and dance [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-21 6:26
Viewed: 2477
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
June 18th, 2011
Sommières 300321 30250
Gard Languedoc-Roussillon
43.783 4.089 40 m

Mystery and oriental charm, Sommières

One view. Without veil.
Other view. Context.

milongueros and tangueros, share the emotion and the dance of the Argentine tango, but also the temporary emotion of an oriental dance, in a former mill fitted out there milonga, place of dance, in a very warm way.

Photos in difficult conditions for my almost old-fashioned camera.

Musical genre and social dance, the argentine tango is a passion. The argentine tango is to be distinguished of the ballroom tango.

Social dance, the argentine tango is a single relation between the dancers couples and the music, a short and intense relation of dancers couple, the time of a tenda. Everyone perceives passion nature and the erotism of the argentinian tango, but one perceives less his violent side, relative.

If one is sensitive to the bewitchment of this music, the grace and the aestheticism of the dancers, the charm of elegance and the codes, with the seduction of the leg movements, the fascination of the technique of this dance, one cannot come out unscathed from such a relation with this world. The virus of the tango is contagious and tough.

The argentine tango for ballroom is more sober and is reserved more than the tango of spectacle, but it can be quite as beautiful and captivating, on a beautiful music, single and always nostalgic.
The argentine tango is a virus which does not release you any more since it penetrated you. Young people, and less young, impassion themselves for the argentinian tango and instigate it in particular in France where it develops and especially in the south.

A “milonga” is the place where the argentinian tango is danced. The milonga is also a dance, former to the argentinian tango.
The musical programming is done by alternating the “tendas”, of the series of 3 or 4 argentine tangos, or argentinian vals, or milongas, which is the three rhythms of the argentine tango in the broad sense. The tendas are separated by a short musical, not danced sequence, different from the tango, the cortina. During the cortina, the dance floor empties, the partners part, the dancers and the dancers look around for the next tenda. Secrets and codes of the argentine milongas.

The tango was defined like “a sad thought which is danced”. (Ernest Sabato, Argentinian writer of Italian and Albanian origin born in Rojas, in the province of Buenos Aires on June 24th, 1911.)
The tango is a social dance, of more or less clear origin, popular and coming from dregs, danced at the origin in Argentina and Uruguay which exists now in various forms, for ballrooms and codified, or adapted to various cultures. The tango is a culture.
The argentine tango is regarded as the authentic tango.

UNESCO, United Nations Organization for Education, Science and the Culture, registered the tango on the list representative of the immaterial cultural heritage of humanity, UNESCO Press Release nº 2009- 105 01-10-2009 .
"It is practised in the traditional dance halls of Buenos Aires and Montevideo, spreading the spirit of its community across the globe even as it adapts to new environments and changing times."

“El Tango es… el Tango”, the tango is… the tango.
“El Tango es una Historia”, the tango is a history.

SOMMIÈRES is a french municipality, located in the department of the Gard of the Languedoc-Roussillon area, populated of 4 558 Sommiérois in 2006, distributed out of 10.4 km², that is to say 440 hab/km².

The city of Sommières is crossed by the capricious Vidourle river, crossed by a bridge built in Ier century after J.-C. by Emperor Tibère on the way from Nîmes to Toulouse.

My images of Sommières.
Mes images of tango argentin.

Copyright © All rights reserved. The use or the reproduction, on any media, for profit or not profit, of my photographs, including my photographs published in workshop, the notes or the texts, is prohibited without my written authorization. Joel Berthonneau.

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Hello Joël,
The difficult lighting brings an air of mystery to the image heightened by the positioning of the dancer's hand over the bottom part of her face. Makes for an unusual and seductive composition.

Ciao Joel,
fantastiques images expressives, belle couleur et d'effet.
compliments un beau tableau.

Hi Joel,
a very interesting photo, I like the style of the photo as if we would see a picture from the 1920s...from Rudolph Valentino period. The mystery, the setting, the lights support this effect nicely. Even the picture noise suits the photo, original shot, I like it! Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14063 W: 0 N: 16135] (171592)
  • [2011-06-21 8:35]

Hello Joël,

quelle ambiance mystérieuse, sueprbe quelle expression superbe ces couleur, cette position très beau captage et ensemble.

Bravo et amitié


Bonsoir Joêl,

Tu as bien saisi l'action de la danseuse. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de son couvre-chef. Malheureusement, la maisn cache son visage. La lumière environnante donne un air mystérieux à l'image. Bonne soirée.


bonsoir Joël
un instant,je me suis demandée s'il s'agissait d'une peinture, mais j'ai réalisé que non en voyant les WS.Ce sont les conditions de faible lumière qui ont généré le bruit en te faisant pousser les isos,mais dans ce cas, ça ne nuit pas du tout à la beauté de la photo,et ça lui donne même beaucoup de caractère.La lumière est juste où il faut,et les couleurs sont magnifiques.J'adore!

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  • Charo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5142 W: 58 N: 12086] (51212)
  • [2011-06-21 17:31]

Bonsoir Joël,
Le moment capturé est grand, mais l'image a un peu de bruit, peut-être en zoomant dans un pas très bien éclairé.
Le WS complètent bien cet endroit où je pense que ce serait un bon moment.

Bonjour Joël,

Un portrait très original et très bien réaliés où tu as magnifiquement saisi le geste du sujet. un portrait plein de rythme amis aussi avec une bonne part de mystère.

Bonjour Joel,

Une photo assez inhabituelle de ta part mais qui nous montre une très grande sensibilité dans la recherche du regard de la dame.



La poussée en ISO donne un grain spécial qui confère un charme particulier à l'image. Un très bon cadrage du geste à la fois pudique et charmeur de la danseuse.

Hi Joël,
A different picture from your side;) This is a very good portrait, even if she covers parts of her beautiful face. The arm provide a very good diagonal in the composition.
Kind regards

Ciao Joel
deve essere un sogno ballare in un locale dove un tempo si macinava il grano: le tue parole sono di grande suggestione per me. I mulini li adoro, la danza di cui dici accende fuochi remoti e profondi, e resta uno dei modi più belli ed intensi di dialogare tra due persone. Il dialogo non è sempre fatto di parole, ma questo lo sai meglio di me, che non ballo il tango da anni ormai. Hai scritto un testo bellissimo e coinvolgente. La foto è incredibile, sembra uscita dal libro di Sherazade, il gesto a difesa del viso è quasi drammatico, ma il suo sguardo non mostra paura..
grande Joel.

Bonjour Joël,
Des photographes professionnels auraient ajouté du grain à leur cliché trop net pour arriver à ce résultat alors ne regrette pas le manque de performance de ton Powershot. Le visage de la danseuse arrive au bout du bras qui guide le regard. Excellent !

Bonjour Joel
en effet quel mystère en voyant la photo, puis tes ws nous expliquent mieux, le dernier du visage de cette danseuse est superbe et on peut comprendre le gestuel sur ta photo avec ta note complète
excellente photo et cadrage

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  • lilito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 511 W: 94 N: 394] (3534)
  • [2011-06-27 12:55]

Bonsoir Joel
J'adore ce claire/obscure, dynamique et coloré!

Bonjour Joël,
Une photo qui paraît minimaliste, mais remplie de mystère, de sensibilité, de couleurs sombre-obscures rehaussées par l'or de la coiffure, d'élégance discrète.
Merci du partage.

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