The art of sting puppets theatre is called Kathputli and is a tradition thousand of years old in Rajasthan. The tales usually are of old folk lore and love. These colorful examples where hanging on a stall in the markets of Jodhpur.
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Noel_Byrne (31006) 2014-02-15 9:52
I must admit, puppets kind of freak me out, I find something evil about them :) I think that is a common thing though, as a few people have said the same to me. Despite that, these ones are actually very friendly looking and the amazing range of colors in the frame creates a very unique and beautiful image. I love that you filled the whole frame with them too, giving the photo purely to these most colorful characters.
All the best
Silvio1953 (142175) 2014-02-15 10:31
Ciao Daniel, lovely composition with nice puppets, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent perspective and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
imageme (1790) 2014-02-15 11:04
Hi Daniel, Beautiful puppets line up for beauty competition. Nice composition with great depth too. Wonderful colours and tones along with nice light. Lovely faces with friendly smiles. Thank for sharing
emka (96565) 2014-02-15 23:52
hello Daniel, Nice puppets from Rajasthan. I watched in hotel a small performance with the puppets and even bought one for my granddaughter but she do not likes any dolls. I have it near my computer as souvenir.
Charming colourful photo.
WArm regrads MAlgo
kasianowak (8885) 2014-02-16 5:54
Nicely spotted detail with all colours of the rainbow and more!
patpatch (1601) 2014-02-25 7:36
Our guide during our trip in India said "India is the country of colours".I think it's true and your picture is a good demonstration of it.
The palete of bright colours is very nice .
Very nice composition.
I could see a puppets show in Rajasthan.I like this puppets that reminds me the very colored saris that we can see in Rajasthan.
Nicou (141202) 2014-03-02 7:21
quelle vue et perspective sueprbe cpatage de ces coupées quelles couleurs vives et ces habillement sueprbe iamge et compo.
claudeD (38418) 2014-03-02 9:51
Very fine and corful picture from India with a perfect sharpness and clarity. I like your contribution to TE here very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-04 7:33
Awesome capture of those puppets! So colorful which reminds me of Mardi Gras (which is today). Good use of the dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
adores (45243) 2014-03-12 7:02
Nice shot of these colourful Rajasthani dolls. Good composition and focus. I guess I have some photos of them also.
COSTANTINO (64788) 2014-03-12 14:16
thanks for sharing with us this colorful
and impressive folklor shot
beautiful puppets ready for competition
nice idea great work
delpeoples (57678) 2014-03-21 7:18
Salut cher Daniel
A little like the masks of Venice! I love the colour and the way you chose the close up like that. It in fact looks like real life people, masked and in costume. Stunning colours, graphism and light management. Well done!
mesutilgim (95050) 2014-03-22 13:25
Whata nice and colorfull capture !
Very good observed and captured. Great graphical effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jcpix (13916) 2014-03-23 9:18
I was planning to comment on one of your Switzerland pictures today, but found myself returning to this one...it's hard to deny the vibrant colors! A bright collection of puppets, and I love your selective depth of field, giving the entire image a strong sense of dimension. Like a lot of people I find clowns to be somewhat scary, and these are similar in nature, so there is a bit of fear factor going on here for me. :) Despite my quirk, this is a very pleasing and well thought out result. Nicely done. Hope all is going well. Take good care.
fabbs99 (17163) 2014-03-30 8:44
Nice colorful image of the puppets.Excellent pov and sharpness. Very well done ,TFS.Keep sharing.
kathryn_weir (2056) 2014-04-15 17:37
Thank you for the welcome back :) international moving drains so much time and energy there is little left over for fun TE.
I am drawn to your colourful Rajasthani shot. I bought some of these for my daughter when I travelled in the same area some time back.
You have presented a beautiful shot - particularly like the close crop and choice of shallow focus on the doll which is more fully seen in amongst the row of her cohort. I like that her dress is a vibrant red surrounded by blue friends at either end - helps her to stand out even further.
Beautiful sharpness, a great capture
Thanks for sharing
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-04-16 22:38
A very colourful shot of these puppets, interesting note to their traditional theatre's in this area of Rajasthan.