A tanjore doll is a type of traditional Indian bobblehead or roly-poly toy made of terracotta material. Its centre of gravity and total weight is concentrated at its bottom-most central core all the time so as to present a dance-like continuous movement with slow-damping oscillations. Hence it comes back to its normal seating position automatically after being tilted/disturbed anyway. Round-bottomed toys are unique[clarification needed], but other standing types are available too. Traditionally these toys are handmade and their exteriors are painted to an intrinsic sense of humour. Nowadays, they are also being made in plastics.
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yquem46 (38382) 2011-09-09 2:44
Just back from Ladakh
I like this one for the multiplicity and arrangement of dolls, as well as the colors of course
rmajum (1083) 2011-09-09 4:09
Namaste. Wonderful collection of colourful cute little dolls, deftly arranged. Close focussing and tight cropping has made it a nice composition. TFS.
Longroute (19392) 2011-09-09 4:25
Nice and colourful composition. The many dolls create a fine graphical pattern and a the same time there is a good sense of space and depth. The sharpness is very goo and together with the vivid colours make the image very pleasant.
A good idea,
jacquest (18227) 2011-09-09 4:32
Very good capture of these colorful dolls in an interesting pattern. Vivid colors and good sharpness.
Have a nice day
Sergiom (55401) 2011-09-09 4:41
Un beau cadrage qui met bien en valeur toute ces poupée indiennes.Les couleurs sont merveilleuses et l'accumulation provoque l'intéręt.
josepmarin (57591) 2011-09-09 5:07
a good composition, with a bold framing in which you have only included these traditional dolls of India, in order to catch its vivid colors and its high graphical power, by means of a great repetition of elements and a tilted image very effective and dynamic.
It's a success.
MJR (3360) 2011-09-09 5:34
Another variation for your bold style of bright colours.
The brilliant colours, all vying for attention, are given some sense of control by your clever use of DOF, giving a sense of hierarchy to the dolls. ( sad to read that some are made from plastic - is nothing to be spared ?! )
A striking image, accompanied by your informative note, makes for a satisfying TE post !
jmdias (52918) 2011-09-09 7:37
very nice slice of this group of dolls, I liked their colors and shapes, interesting note tell us about them. good light, sharpness and framing. TFS.
geoant68 (331) 2011-09-09 8:05
the tight frame and the colourful Tanjore dolls make the scene so impressive.A good presentation with the clarity to be superb.
baddori (19157) 2011-09-09 10:03
Le bambole di Tanjore spiccano per i lori colori forti e per la dolcezza di porgere oggetti.
Il baricentro abbozza la danda ed accentua i tratti gentili.
Una condivisione ..
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-09 13:24
an attractive photo with superb details and vivid colours, the composition is spectacular, effective shot, Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
pajaran (48997) 2011-09-10 0:41
Vrlo interesanta i lepe lutke ukrasene lepim bojama.
Dobar tekst, snimak i prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Prijatan dan i sve najbolje za vikend.
Very interesting and beautiful dolls decorated with beautiful colors.
A good text, video and display colors and beautiful photography.
Have a nice day and all the best for the weekend.
ikeharel (53101) 2011-09-10 0:43
A lovely display of similar doles, Lakshmi, yet each is a bit different.
Good color's management and details of the close-up.
Enjoy your weekend,
jhm (135826) 2011-09-10 1:29
Terracotta Dolls with colorfully clothing.
By means of a great repetition of elements and a tilted image very effective and dynamic.
Technical a good image, good depth and perspective.
Soft colors are nice, excellent presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (34612) 2011-09-10 2:39
Hi NAMASKAR my dear Lakshmi
Very sorry for my lare reaction.
This is another so sharp and fresh image as usual!
Shallow exposre get so impressive rexult.
Perfect framwork, composition and reasonable allocation are marvelous as usual.
Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good Saturday, Best regrads.
Takero from Tokyo
s_lush (16134) 2011-09-10 10:10
This colorful and well-proportioned dolls are good examples of work of traditional applied art. Perfectly good presentation of tanjore dolls with both the high-quality picture and informative text!
Urs (14082) 2011-09-10 20:22
Wonderful dolls, I have seen them often in India. I like their colourfulness. A bit a different POV then usual, but I like it. The only issue I have is in the right bottom corner,there is something what you may should crop away. Otherwise vibrant colour hues with fine sharpness. Well done
rodgerg (55767) 2011-09-11 1:03
Excellent framing for this very well coloured shot. The repetition of the elements give depht, rythm and dynamism to the composition.
Have a nice Sunday,
Angshu (54921) 2011-09-13 22:15
The selective focus works well & yet the middle range aperture shows us the other dolls as well without being too out of focus...works well with the colourful dolls. Well done!
axiotea (21649) 2011-09-21 4:03
I know these clay dolls ;D they are very nice, especially when they oscillate.
The tight framing is working well here!
Have a nice day
COSTANTINO (51974) 2011-09-28 10:32
nice shot with so many beautifulcolors
your notes are very useful and I like
them so much,the beauty is the
arrangement of the dolls