As I ambled along the promenade at Pondicherry I stumbled upon some sort of Kollam-drawing competition. As I understand, Kollams (called Rangiri in the North) are designs drawn in coloured and/or white powders on the doorsteps of homes, outside businesses, or at crossroads. Often designed with a kaleidoscopic symmetry, they can be very simple atomic-like patterns, or large and ornate, like the designs in this competition. Traditionally the white powder used is edible rice flour, to provide sustenance for small creatures.
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jonathan_hart (21276) 2008-04-18 9:53
it's beautiful and colorful, the framing is well done, i just wish there was a note
mariandrea (979) 2008-04-18 10:23
Hi Charlotte, good composition of colours and point of view, the sharpness is good too. Chau chau!
japiey (10163) 2008-04-18 11:21
Excellent composition, and a well told concept.
These Kolams are fascinating in designs and colour combinations..
Well done, dear friend.
Hope you are fine there..
All the best :)
dvlazar (6662) 2008-04-18 16:11
Great capture of these beautiful pieces of art on the ground. Youve framed it really well, especially the way youve cropped some of the Indian flag at the bottom. Good colors.
- Copyright: Charlotte Dymock (charlotte_iona) (1111)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-04-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Artwork
- Camera: Canon Digital EOS350D, Canon EFS 18-55
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: India 2008
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-18 9:50