Le Tango de le Muerte

I am still here in Argentina, although the photo below is from last week in Buenos Aires. If any of you watch Lost, then you will be familiar with my “flashback” and “flashforward” style of description. I know some of you were waiting to hear more about the backpacking adventure, but I’ll sprinkle that stuff in over the next six months or so, interlaced with other various plots (again, like Lost). Also, like Lost, many of my stories have no endings.

As for this one, the five Russians and I went to one of the oldest Tango dinner expositions in the city. Argentina is famous for the tango and swarthy Argentinian men who perform it. This is the famous dance hall of Homero Manzi, who is apparently some kind of a legend, according the little video they put up before the dance. The video was of very low quality, which made me think it was either very old or made by a college student.

The dinner consisted of a variety of meats and wines and tango dances and music. It was quite a show. The whole thing was scripted like an old 1960’s style dinner theater with all sorts of staged scenes and dramatic dances.

These sorts of things are always extremely difficult to photograph. It’s very dark. There’s a lot of movement, and it’s tough to figure out the ideal setup. I clambered up to where the supplies are stored and set up for this shot. You can actually see Yuri somewhere in this photo… I won’t say where. Although I can assure you he is not one of the swarthy Argentinian dancers. Furthermore, this was shot with a wide-angle lens, so objects such as Yuri may be larger than they appear.

Le Tango de le Muerte

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  • http://www.joeysphotography.co.za Joey de Weerd

    Love the atmosphere youve captured here, It feel like I’m standing next to you !!!

  • http://savynerd.com ricky

    Nice!!!! It gives funs atmosphere from the picture

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Ahles/610098261 Patrick Ahles

    Given Yuri stated size, I spot two possibilities. How is he doing in the hair department? ;)

    Indeed a great atmosphere! Nice shot!

  • http://www.davidruiz.eu/photoblog Dave

    Gowing forward than Patrick I bet that Yuri’s hair isn’t what it used to be and he is the guy in the botton left corner.

    And you would won me for your cause citing Lost, but instead became heretic to my eyes, what’s that of the unending stories? Everything in Lost is tied and will eventually come to an end, for Benjamin Linus (may the Island bless him forever) sake!!! ;)

  • Mike

    Excellent Photo once again Trey.
    My new desktop image.

    All the best

    Mike

  • Kevin

    Speaking of objects appearing larger than they actually are, the position of the hand rail in front of the photographer in the upper left looks a little… uh… oh, never mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Gail-Moshier/513775196 Gail Moshier

    Wow, what a neat place to visit, Trey. That does look like something out of the 50’s, very dramatic!! I couldn’t say which one was Yuri either, as I have not seen him, ha. Just glad your picture came up today!!!! Great job of taking this one. Thanks for searching until you found a good spot to get it!!!! Does make one feel like they are right beside you.

  • Leslie

    I want to go to there. period.

  • casusan

    Really wonderful shot Trey!

  • Photoguy

    Great shot. Argentina is a wonderful place (my mother is from there). p.s. your title should be “El Tango de la muerte” if you want to keep with basic rules of Spanish (“le tango” would be french and “muerte” is feminine in Spanish, so it is “la muerte”)

  • http://www.becomingsarah.com Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com

    Great shot! I love how vibrant everything feels.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmartin78/ Dale Martin

    I agree with Kevin.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Hehe thanks all…. glad you liked the Lost reference and are enjoying playing Where’s Waldo with Yuri.

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