Rural tamilnadu has extended array of gods, outside the conventional spiritual bastians. Many of them reside not in temples in conventional sense, but exist even under trees. These are poor men`s god which are always in a agressive stance.
Here is the horse of Karuppanasaamy gazing in the fields. This is the possesion of the pwerfull & vengeful Karuppanasaamy whom I met little further the ancient temple of Theyneeshwarar whom I presented in my previous post. These horses were simple, quite friendly & happy to pose for me, just as the rural folk are!.
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prumod (8300) 2005-11-09 7:05
attracting colors... the rough nature of this picture is like a water color painting... a very well balanced picture..
oochappan (16171) 2005-11-09 7:24
Aaaah, there we got the 'kutiraigal', those Tamil horses on the country-side are always a surprise and they doom up at places sometimes where you don't expect at all as guards of the villages.
A fine colored shot, I have seen them even more colored freshly painted but here you see that they became part of the surrounding nature becoming green, nicely seen these horses half in the shade gives the feeling standing near to them and your straight angle gives a good impression of their size, thanks Prem, I enjoy this shot.
arindam_thokder (3987) 2005-11-09 8:41
I was really missing these cultural beauties of Tamilnadu from you, excellent color and nice POV.
arghyagoswami (77) 2005-11-09 10:11
This is definitly a good shot. I love the use of colours in this shot and specially the mood presented in the photo. It really looks as if these Horses were really grazing.
I wonder, how many surprises our country has in store for us.
Nice job done!
gebala (0) 2005-11-09 12:41
hello, nice colourful horses, I like point f view here, great colours and nice note, well done
KevRyan (22956) 2005-11-26 14:48
Hi Prem - this image is nicely cropped for the square format - the colour is strong (also just like the rural folk) and the folk artwork is really well presented. Thankyou for such a lengthy visit the other day - it was a delight to see you taking such an interest in so many images!
This close up view is one of your better images on this page - the framing (although cropped to format) just works really effectively for your subject - I like it!
best wishes Kev
ChrisJ (114055) 2006-01-02 6:09
I like the symmetry of the 2 horse sculptures & the ornate & ornamental additions. Good pov, sharpness, & color. Tfs.
riclopes (35577) 2006-10-07 5:17
Hi Premanand, because I'm going to your country in a few hours, I decided to visit your photos from there (I'm staying in the North and I see that you are from the South...). I found these very nice horses that I really love, along with the interessant meaning of them. Excellent double portrait, with lovely colors and good sharpness.
noborders (1010) 2007-05-20 15:24
Your note is interesting and one should not ignore those powerful guardians :))
TFS, I'll add this photo to my theme, if you don't mind...
Regards from Brussels,
martin_b (362) 2009-08-28 11:37
i remember seeing this statues, but didn't know their
i like the compo. with all that green- looks so "unreal"...
- Copyright: Premanand Thangavelu (thaprem) (2558)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-06
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: SONY DSC-P43
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kaaval Deivangal, "INDIA photos that I wants to remember (I) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-09 6:48