WPC: Gathering

For this week’s photography challenge, here is a photograph of the crowd gathered to see the Kechak Dance in Bali. It was a full house at the Uluwatu Amphitheater. With the Sunset in the background, it was an amazing experience.

And here is another gathering of people to capture the Sunset at Tanah Lot, Bali. It is really a very beautiful place to visit during Sunset. So, next time you are in Bali, you know where to go for your Sunset 🙂

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WPC: Ornate

Each of the sculptures in Belur is very ornately decorated. Not a inch left on them 🙂 Don’t you think so?
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This person plays the part of Raavan from Ramayan. Raavan was the King of Lanka, for sure, but even for a play I thought all the characters were dressed a little ornately (not the singers of Kechak, the main characters, I mean)
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WPC: Careful

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Taken in Bayon Temple in Cambodia. There were so many of these stones that were stacked in even (or was it odd) numbers so carefully on each other it was amazing how they were standing at all. Apparently, it is based on some local belief.

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This was taken in Bali, where we had been to Uluwatu to watch the Kechak Dance. This actor playing the character of Hanuman (from Ramayana) had to play the part where he sets fire to Srilanka. It was done very carefully, that even the closest audience do not get any burns even when the actor has to throw those burning stuff everywhere. See the guy with a broom at the back ? Many such co-actors (or rather singers infact) had to immediately step in and clear the burning embers away from the audience.

SL-WEEK 15 : Communications

Sylvain’s theme for this week is Communications.

Remember when the mobile phones came in, how they were used only for communicating with one another through speech. Now its used for all kinds and modes of communication, speech, text, photographs what not. All in a span of a decade and world seems so much smaller because of those. I still remember having my first Siemens phone which sort of looked like a huge walkie talkie (I think I recently gave that to my niece to play with) and was too heavy to carry around. Now its all about slick design, as much features as possible (even if we don’t use half of them) etc. But one thing for sure I am happy about is its ability to photograph. What an easy way to capture some beautiful moments in life. Quite handy I would say.

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Taken in Bali during the Kechak Dance performance in Uluwatu. There was a lady before me who was trying to take pictures through her mobile phone. For some reason, I like taking photographs of people picturing something through there mobile phones 🙂 I have done this a couple of times with my friends. And I was glad that I could get the focus correctly in this even before she was done with her photograph.

Tagging this post for Julie’s Photo Week Event for this week.