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Tai Chi at French Bay

Tai Chi at Dawn

Tai Chi at Dawn

Every Wednesday morning at 6:30 the intermediate to advanced Tai Chi class of Quintin Derham meets at the French Bay Yacht Club. The picture shows just a section of the group. If the weather allows, they are outside — what an amazing spot to do your exercises! In rainy weather they are inside, enjoying the same view minus the rising sun. I never got past the beginner stages of tai chi, but I am full of admiration for this disciplined art.

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  1. Nice snap of them doing Chinese exercise waterside!

  2. Wonderful capture of the peaceful view and the peaceful people who inhabit this space.
    I have often thought of trying Tai Chi, perhaps I will someday soon.

  3. I love Tai Chi and I can’t think of a better place to do it! Terrific capture, gorgeous skies/colors! Happy SWF! Have a great weekend!


  4. What a great photo! Could you have knelt down (or lied down) to get the full silhouettes?

  5. Gorgeous capture …. love the silhouettes and the colorful sky! Well done!

  6. spectacular shot.

    i scrolled down and enjoyed your previous post. you have a wonderful blog here.

  7. This is such a great shot. At first glance I thought these were dancing, happy people, but now I see that they are far more disciplined. But happy, too, I’m sure.

  8. such a lovely capture of qi in motion with a backdrop of the skies splendor!

  9. Beautiful fun shot!

    My sky watch post, have a nice weekend.

  10. Such and amazing shot.

  11. Gorgeous shot! It must be fun to do that together.

    Liz @ A Simple Life

  12. What a wonderful shot!

  13. I love watching people do tai chi. It looks so peaceful. Your sky photo is lovely.

  14. Wonderful shot. Very nice silhouettes against a colorful and beautiful sky. Bravo!
    Have a nice weekend.

  15. This is a very nice and peaceful photo.

    I hope you are ok and your country is not hit by the tsunami produced by the giant earthquake in Japan.

    Best regards,

  16. Wow..nice shot
    happy SWF

  17. @Natalie: good point – I had crouched down as far as I could, lying down, or at least lowering the camera and shooting blind would have been an improvement.

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