I took this shot at Fort Kochi, Kerala.. You can see the Kathakali Artist..
Popular belief is that kathakali is emerged from "Krishnanattam", the dance drama on the life and activities of Lord Krishna created by Sri Manavedan Raja, the Zamorin of Calicut (1585-1658 AD). Once Kottarakkara Thampuran, the Raja of Kottarakkara who was attracted by Krishnanattam requested the Zamorin for the loan of a troupe of performers. Due to the political rivalry between the two, Zamorin did not allow this. So Kottarakkara Thampuran created another art form called Ramanattam which was later transformed into Aattakatha. Krishnanaattam was written in Sanskrit, and Ramanattam was in Malayalam. By the end of 17th century, Attakatha was presented to the world with the title 'Kathakali'.
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lousat (63989) 2013-09-05 0:53
What a light and atmosphere into this pic,looks a mystic scene,taken whit a perfect exposure and very bright details and colors,it's nice to see something of different,i like it1Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
goodwill (4879) 2013-09-05 1:14
You have caught him in a very candid mood, Indrasish. He seems to be preparing for the dance.
The black background enhances the beauty of the shot, and helps in focusing mine eyes on the colored cheeks.
The shot is on the darker side.
ikeharel (43845) 2013-09-05 1:15
The scene when this man colored his face in the relative darkness was well collected, Indrasish.
Good light on, fine clear portrait.
timecapturer (36924) 2013-09-05 5:16
love this! A magical moment that you have captured perfectly. The light and detailing here are immaculate and the study just absorbing and beautiful. Bravo!
subhendu_bagchi (20940) 2013-09-05 6:50
hello dear, a nice picture here. The portrait is well composed with nice colours and good depth. The artist is looking so serious in make-up. Darun chhobi. Tfs.
eldancer1 (20674) 2013-09-05 7:42
Very nice capture of this artist! I like the lighting, it bring out the colors of the face paint. Good pov and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Noel_Byrne (13182) 2013-09-05 11:33
Your gallery is always full of pleasant surprises, architecture, wildlife, people. This is a wonderful portrait and you have captured the creation of this craft under such perfect and moody lighting. A bett angle could not be chose to create this magical scene. Really nicely done.
All the best
Romano46 (11339) 2013-09-05 13:18
ho sempre sostenuto e l'ho affermato in più occasioni che tu sei bravissimo nel ritratto e questa bella foto ne è una ulteriore conferma.
Eccellente per il soggetto e per la gestione della luce che lo illumina, supportata da una bella composizione nella quale anche il colore ha una importanza predominante.
Ciao e buona serata
papon (1283) 2013-09-06 0:37
Very nice portrait...bright color on the face is an effet of good exposure control.
This artist must be very busy to complete his makeover for the dance..hence no look on you while capturing the same...
All the best,
bayno (18334) 2013-09-06 4:25
I really like the light and how you handled, lovely warm colors and intense moment captured by you, good framing and details, fascinating portrait!!!
aleXundar (533) 2013-09-06 9:19
Again a great one with dark background and lively, rich colours and excellent details. Wrapped attention of the artist is very well captured.
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-09-07 9:13
I´m just came back from my holiday my friend,so sorry for my late replay.
Amazing portrait!Just love the way you used the light here.It creates not only so unique,kind of intime atmosphere of the scene,but it helps also to saturate and depict the colors much more warm and pleasant.
Have a nice weekend
Miguel82 (14312) 2013-09-18 3:12
I never attended to kathakali dance performance dear Indrashish, good view of that artist making his self up
The light is excellent and your image is clear
Have a nice day