Monday, January 20, 2014

Fire Dance

Fire Dancers At Nibbana 1

One of our favorite restaurants in Tamarindo is Nibbana. Very good food, reasonably priced and a nightly show of fire dancers. We saw them at dinner last year but didn't know about the show. I wasn't properly prepared. Saturday night I took the 5D Mark III cranked up to ISO 6400 and a 50 mm f 1.4 prime lens. Ready.

I did indeed do nothing yesterday, or something approaching it. Laid around in bed most of the morning editing pictures. Looked at the ocean. Drove into town to get mahi mahi Cubano sandwiches from Addy's. Carolyn and I split a can of beer with them in the heat of our patio, after which I fell asleep. Woke up, tried to study the manual for the wildly complicated flash for my little Olympus EM-5. Got nowhere. Walked down to the beach for sunset but rather too late. Edited some more pictures. Went out to dinner at the much-hyped Pangas restaurant and was quite disappointed. Back to the condo, edited a few more pictures, wrote this, went to bed.

Enough idleness. Road trip today.         

Fire Dancers At Nibbana 5 square

Fire Dancers At Nibbana 2

Fire Dancers At Nibbana 4


cieldequimper said...

Madeleine has grown up fast! :-)

Seriously, this looks like fun for dinner!

Idleness on the first days of a holiday is good.

Olivier said...

les photos sont magnifiques, surtout pas facile de prendre le feu en photo et en mouvement, j'adore said...

You may have to practice the art of relaxation more often before you get the hang of it.

I agree with you about Nibbana, although I haven't been there when they did a fire show. I have seen a fire show at Las Baulas pizza restaurant, so maybe the fire show performers walk around to different restaurants like the cowboy troubadours.

I will try Nibbana again for dinner next time we are down there staying in our condo.

William Kendall said...

Wow! Very dramatic and dynamic shots, Bob!

Luis Gomez said...

These are great Bob. Please do enjoy. We are about to get some snow in here. ;)

Nathalie H.D. said...

Your Mark 5D (in the right hands) did the trick. Your photos of the show are superb!

I can see from the description of your day that you really needed some rest.

Stefan Jansson said...

Spectacular photos Bob.

Jack said...

The last image is excellent!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Generally hotel or restaurant shows are not my thing. But your shots capture the drama of this performance. For that I applaud you.