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The Floating Ballet

2009 International Photography Exhibition
“The Floating Ballet”
Location: Jamaica – July, 2009
Photographer: Joshua Smith
University Affliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: Places
Award: Honorable Mention

In the artist's own words: “The symmetry of this photo offers the sense of timing for this image. The sunset, the two foating trampolines, and the sailboat are almost dancing in harmony. It was, by no means, any talent of mine as a photographer to compose such a photograph; rather, it was merely the chance of time, probabilities of several events harmonizing into a smooth movement. Such is dance; although orchestrated, it is the harmonization of movements that brings beauty to the composition. From such a harmony one can derive thematics, meaning, emotion, passion, and more. For me this photo illustrates that timing is key to communication.”