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Hip hop hands - part 1

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 3 March 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

We rejoin Groovin' in the City for its final week! It was a program of Hip hop and dance. In this shot, you see the Urban Lava street funk dance group.

What strikes me most about Hip hop and Breakdance is the strong part played by hand movement and gestures. The show itself is all about the moves and the sound; but when you see the still, silent images it is the hands that grab your attention. Thus the title of this short series - Hip hop hands.

NIKON D5000 1/1250 second F/2.8 ISO 100 90 mm

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Great expression!

3 Mar 2011 7:02am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Bravo ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

3 Mar 2011 7:08am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

Great expression and beautiful compo and DOF.

3 Mar 2011 8:13am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

wow! kind of cool...wonderful expression and hip hop hands gesture...very nice capture!!

3 Mar 2011 8:53am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

These hiphop dancers are great - the choreography is clear to see.

3 Mar 2011 9:00am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Excellent shot, love the DOF and light. nicely framed.

3 Mar 2011 9:11am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Funny attitude of the two men , nicely composed , Phil

3 Mar 2011 9:35am

Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

A splendid time and a fine gesture caught ... I like it!

3 Mar 2011 9:40am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

The lads are looking very intense !!

3 Mar 2011 9:48am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful expressions. Well composed nice light and colours. Excellent shot and interesting explanation. Love it.
Eagerly waiting for this nice series ... :)

3 Mar 2011 9:48am

Chris from France, France

Like a mirror or upside twin brothers ... beautiful reflection, nice picture and colors. I like DOF.

3 Mar 2011 10:05am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I had never realised that about the hands-I need to be more observant. Great shot, I really like it

3 Mar 2011 10:05am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent when dancing! Either frozen for posterity ... A hug! Adela

3 Mar 2011 10:06am

thami from Morocco

J'aime bien le jeu des mains qui descend ou monte en zigzag entre les deux danseurs!
Bonne journée lumineuse et chaleureuse!

3 Mar 2011 10:28am

Elena Kotrotsou from Drossia, Greece

Nice shot!

3 Mar 2011 10:54am

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

super timing capturing these awesome expressions ;)

3 Mar 2011 11:01am

Mhelene from Paris, France

A very beautiful framing !!

3 Mar 2011 11:12am

London Caller from United Kingdom

Great synchronisation at its best!
What exactly are they pondering?
"Don't we look cool, Mr Cameraman?"

3 Mar 2011 11:34am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

superbe ,j'adore l'originalité de la pose des modeles!excellent photo!5*****

3 Mar 2011 11:36am

tataray from france, France

Les mains ... mais une belle pose aussi.))
Excellent portrait.

3 Mar 2011 12:31pm

SOUL AFLAME from United Kingdom

A great shot of the lads in the groove. Really well captured with excellent focus and detail. I think this would also look really stunning in black and white.

3 Mar 2011 1:42pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Looks like a well choreographed number Stephen! Great intensity here! Well done! ;-)

3 Mar 2011 1:48pm

Barbara from Florida, United States

You captured the intensity of their focus to the sounds and movements. Nice selective focus.

3 Mar 2011 2:57pm

Juliango from Caen, France

Excellent ! nice gangsta attitudes!

3 Mar 2011 4:10pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Very nicely focused and composed, and an interesting shot through and through.

3 Mar 2011 4:40pm

myky from London, Canada

A fantastic composition...really like the placement within the frame with the strong horizontal lines leading to the subject.

3 Mar 2011 5:58pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

the movements and gestures are definitely the best part - for me! - of hip hop! the music i could generally do without - but that's probably a generation thing! this is a great capture of the moment, stephen, showing the synchronous movements very well!

3 Mar 2011 6:22pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


3 Mar 2011 7:21pm

Mountain Thunder from London, United Kingdom


3 Mar 2011 7:29pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

hm ...... two of a kind ...
great portrait!

3 Mar 2011 8:10pm

mauro from barcelona, Spain

nice shot

3 Mar 2011 8:44pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom


3 Mar 2011 9:23pm

Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Muy interesante,con un foco perfecto.Saludos.

3 Mar 2011 10:00pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

This is excellent! Perfect timing. I love the almost "mirror effect". GREAT use of DOF. I like the look on the face of the guy in the front

3 Mar 2011 10:05pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very good composition, with the guy in the front nice and sharp, and the guy in the background nice and out of focus

3 Mar 2011 10:07pm

Dokmateo from madird, Spain

Nice composition! It's one of my talents...to dance Hip Hop! hehehe!!!=))

4 Mar 2011 12:05am

JMS* from CHONBURI, Thailand

Ha... oui, une expression très tendance !
Belle lumière.

4 Mar 2011 2:37am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot! Nice capture of the expressions...

4 Mar 2011 3:07am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

GReat shot. I love how the dof stacks them both in the same position. Excellent.

4 Mar 2011 3:45am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

bravo stephen........fabulous shot; POV, DOF, light and a sense of drama to boot!

4 Mar 2011 4:43am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Well captured. Annierita

4 Mar 2011 10:49am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, very dramatic hand gestures. An excellent shot!

4 Mar 2011 7:16pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

a this is great too!

5 Mar 2011 3:25am

Co33 from libourne, France

Extra! They are funny in this attitude : stop-frame!

6 Mar 2011 7:23am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

It's all in the face !

6 Mar 2011 7:29pm

1/1250 second
ISO 100
90 mm