Exotic: Kandyan Fire Eater

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge — Exotic.

This fire eater was one of the Kandyan Dance performers at the Kandyan Cultural Centre in Kandy, Sri Lanka. According to the program, the Gini Sisila (Fire Dance) is a “south Ceylon fire dance showing the power of charms over fire and twenty seven devils that can trouble mankind. The absolute faith of the fire dancers protects them from the flames. This dance also includes fire-eating.”  We thought the whole performance was quite exotic.


This photo was taken on February 7, 2018.

Blue Moon over Doha

We were just about to depart Doha airport in Qatar when the flight attendant mentioned the blue moon over the terminal. (We did not see the “red moon” — the eclipse.) We took this photo shortly after our plane started taxiing. It is rarely a good idea to take a picture from a moving vehicle, but it was either that or no photo at all.



This photo was taken on January 31, 2018. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 5000, f/2.8, 1/80 sec