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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. Leif Hagen

    Nice snap of them doing Chinese exercise waterside!

  2. Janis

    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. Sylvia Kirkwood

    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. Nathalie, Avignon

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

  5. Irene

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

  6. Ewok

    spectacular shot.

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

  7. clairz

    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. Laura Hegfield

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

  9. chubskulit

    Beautiful fun shot!

    My sky watch post, have a nice weekend.

  10. Kim,USA

    Such and amazing shot.

  11. jb

    Lovely image

  12. Liz

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

    Liz @ A Simple Life

  13. Lady Fi

    What a wonderful shot!

  14. Joyful

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

  15. Fotokarusellen

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

  16. Müge

    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,

  17. Jidhu Jose

    Wow..nice shot
    happy SWF

  18. paul

    @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.

  19. Steffe

    Love it.

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