Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise

This week, Ann-Christine leads the “Surprise” theme.

In moments of surprise we catch at least a glimpse of the joy to which gratefulness opens the door.

David Steindl-Rast

Ann-Christine’s theme gives me a chance to go through my photo archives, and I recall many surprises moments we have had during travels. For this theme, I’d like to share the whirling dancing that we saw on the Nile cruise with you. Hope you’ll enjoy.

We didn’t know what to expect when our tour guide announce the dancing event before dinner. The last performance of the night was truly a surprise. I recorded this amazing dancing with my iPhone.

In Egypt, the practice of whirling has been adapted as tanoura. The word tanoura or tannoura refers to the colorful skirt worn by the whirler, with a color representing each Sufi order. For more click here.

Ann-Christine found great surprises in nature. Beautiful captures, as always. ! You don’t want to miss it, take a look.

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The team has a special “surprise” for July. We will be hosting the theme “Seasons” for the entire month, and are announcing the sequence in advance. The schedule will be:
July 4    Amy  Summer
July 11  Tina  Spring
July 18  Patti  Autumn/Fall
July 25  Ann-Christine  Winter

65 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #103: Surprise

  1. Hi Amy. I really enjoyed your video of the Egyptian whirling from your Nile cruise. The dancing and music were so exotic, and their use of colored lighting enhanced the mystique. I’d love to read more about your cruise and experience with the local foods.

    Here’s my submission for this week: Unsurprisingly, another Great Blue Heron

    Thank you for broadening our worlds by sharing your travels, Amy.
    Best, Babsje.

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  2. Pingback: Beautiful Great Blue Heron’s Alluring Lure (Not Art Nbr 25) | Babsje Heron

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