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March 11, 2011

Tai Chi at French Bay

Filed under: Clouds,French Bay,People,Sky,Titirangi — paul @ 7:03 am
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.

More Skywatch images at the Skywatch Site!


  1. Nice snap of them doing Chinese exercise waterside!

    Comment by Leif Hagen — March 11, 2011 @ 8:05 am

  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.

    Comment by Janis — March 11, 2011 @ 8:53 am

  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!


    Comment by Sylvia Kirkwood — March 11, 2011 @ 9:08 am

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

    Comment by Nathalie, Avignon — March 11, 2011 @ 9:46 am

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

    Comment by Irene — March 11, 2011 @ 10:17 am

  6. spectacular shot.

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

    Comment by Ewok — March 11, 2011 @ 10:44 am

  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.

    Comment by clairz — March 11, 2011 @ 10:46 am

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

    Comment by Laura Hegfield — March 11, 2011 @ 10:54 am

  9. Beautiful fun shot!

    My sky watch post, have a nice weekend.

    Comment by chubskulit — March 11, 2011 @ 11:41 am

  10. Such and amazing shot.

    Comment by Kim,USA — March 11, 2011 @ 12:38 pm

  11. Lovely image

    Comment by jb — March 11, 2011 @ 12:46 pm

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

    Liz @ A Simple Life

    Comment by Liz — March 11, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

  13. What a wonderful shot!

    Comment by Lady Fi — March 11, 2011 @ 5:27 pm

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

    Comment by Joyful — March 11, 2011 @ 7:16 pm

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

    Comment by Fotokarusellen — March 11, 2011 @ 11:45 pm

  16. 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,

    Comment by Müge — March 12, 2011 @ 12:35 am

  17. Wow..nice shot
    happy SWF

    Comment by Jidhu Jose — March 12, 2011 @ 6:52 am

  18. @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.

    Comment by paul — March 12, 2011 @ 8:18 am

  19. Love it.

    Comment by Steffe — March 12, 2011 @ 9:23 am

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