Today’s post is dedicated to the world of performing arts. This is a photo taken at the International Highland Dance competition in Hobart, Tasmania. The term Highland dance is used today to refer to a style of athletic solo dancing which developed in the Gaelic Highlands of Scotland. Highland dance evolved in its current form during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in the context of competitions at public events (namely Highland games), where it is often performed to the accompaniment of Highland bagpipe music. Highland dancers wear specialized shoes called ghillies. Seeing kids all around Australia and the world participating and this and parents feeling proud of their kids performance drove home the fact that nothing trumps good old fashioned family values. I was keen to take a shot when all the dancers were off the ground and after 50 odd takes, I managed it with this shot. A detailed gallery of the highland dance show will follow soon. Hope you have a great day
Exposure: 1/100 sec at f/2.8 and ISO 2500.
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