A photo of Xhosa huts at the Lesedi Cultural Village I visited last week.
The Xhosa nation used to build bee-hive shaped huts made of grass, similar to that of the Zulu nation, but with the influence of the early Europeans the huts changed to more permanent conical roofed huts with mud walls. The walls are decorated with whitewash and colorful natural paints.
The floor of the hut is smeared with cow dung, and the fireplace is in the centre. Inside the hit men sit on the left and women on the right.
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maciekda (19895) 2004-03-11 3:32
the huts are very nice, composition is nice, but where are the inhabitants? ;) would be much nicer if you fond some of them :) some human presence would hepl a lot. anyway, this is always nice to see sth new, "very TE", but not very exciting this time ;)
avigur_11 (22099) 2004-03-11 3:37
This is the best shot of your wonderful series, Henry, excellent shot. Bold colors, amazing shapes, I likethe roof's very much, excellent framing and sharpness.
This is a very TE shot, and a very special one. Very very good Job. A favorite.
clodreno (0) 2004-03-11 3:47
Nice shot but I tend to agree with maciej Henry. I wish I could see people around.
orme (7219) 2004-03-11 4:35
A great TE shot, Henry, with lovely rich colours and interesting shapes. I like the simple design of the huts and the texture of the cone roofs. Very well framed.
PechePassion (483) 2004-03-11 5:36
Très bonne photo dans sa composition . Le cadrage est bien choisi et l'enfilement des huttes est du meilleur effet.
J'aime bien les couleurs typiquement africaines.
La note est très intéressante.
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-03-11 5:55
Beautiful houses Henrye !
I like the colours and composition !
Congratulations one more time ! :)
summer89 (5422) 2004-03-11 6:08
I like everthing, the colors, the detail, the shadows, the angle, the compositio.....
What i can wrote more, Henry .....
jhm (151414) 2004-03-11 7:44
Beauiful picture Henry, sharp and nice colours. Very nice reed roof. Good documentary too.
sunny (3068) 2004-03-11 9:00
Quite in the TE meaning Henry! I love the way you composed the shot - the huts look to me like big and colourful mushrooms. Colours and textures are great too. Excellent shot indeed!
manny (21833) 2004-03-11 11:02
Beautiful colors and the shadow certainly add a sense of mystery. It does look very trendy because of the paint color. I cannot smell the dung...maybe because it is very appealing visually? Great shot!
nwoehnl (122) 2004-03-11 11:36
Check out those shapes - they're great, Henry! Rich colors and contrast, and you composed it nicely showing two of those unique structures in a 1/3 - 2/3 breakdown. I also like the shadows cast by the roofs. The note is very interesting as well, thanks for sharing this.
jrj (34843) 2004-03-12 5:05
What a capture of these houses Henrye. Colourful, strange buildings with the best background setting. Very interesting to learn about
carper (96) 2004-03-12 6:01
Het spijt me Henry,
Bijna over het hoofd gezien. Prachtige compositie met goede kleuren, and a good note too. Very good job you did here. Weldone.Points
JudyH (700) 2004-03-12 17:02
Considering that the floor is smeared wtih cow dung, I hope you didn't have to go inside!! The note makes the picture interesting, and from the tracks on the outside of the building, well used. Great shot!
gepall (1830) 2004-03-16 9:18
Excellent composition with very beautiful color and detail.
The information given is as always positive
- Copyright: Henry Engelbrecht (henrye) (3500)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-03-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D100, Sigma 28-70 F/2.8 EX, Digital JPEG, Circular Polarizing
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/180 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2004-03-11 3:26
- Favorites: 1 [view]