I took this photo a few days ago when I was in Solo, central java, for a photo hunting..
This old man is traditional puppet maker.. a man who love his work very much.. His name is Mbah Mertowirejo.
I dedicate this photo to him, for his creativities in making traditional puppet, for his talent, and for his kindness during my visit in his place.
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CycleEyes (24) 2011-02-18 1:25
The shadow theater! Great subject in this nice shot.
Handmade artisan in your world, you capture this atmosphere. Opportune theme.
halilguven (417) 2011-02-18 2:23
Sitede gördüğüm en güzel fotoğraflardan bir tanesi.
Umarım hakettiği ilgiyi görür.
umutlu101 (13547) 2011-02-18 2:47
JFS (32459) 2011-02-18 10:08
Fascinating picture full of detais. Image of great quality. Good work! I like it!
hispic (9652) 2011-02-18 18:15
Hi dear Yoga,
Amazing photo indeed! the puppet creator in his studio is expertly depicted with the perfect framing.
A shadow picture on the wall, a lots of puppets on the table, i like especially blue smoke with a strong visual punch.
Have a nice weekend, Hisashi
zanzi (13670) 2011-02-19 3:18
You played wonderfully with the available light.
vagabondtravels (6511) 2011-02-19 6:33
Really nice documentary style image. You have certainly found an interesting subject. Excellent light and very sharp with warm colors. Well done.
avene (12675) 2011-02-19 19:43
I think this is great, especially the shadow on the wall and the fact that it is not immediately clear if it's the shadow of a puppet or the man himself. good use of fill flash to emphasise the surrounding darkenss and strengthen the sense of "island of light", where the master and his puppets reside... fascinating image, I like it a lot.
HFASSOURAKIS (4) 2011-06-19 3:39
marvelous light and colors
thanks hercules greece
seb1lopez (187) 2013-12-13 0:20
Wow! love it! so many things to say: what a man with strong personality, what a surprising job well shown here, what a wonderful soft warm light from many directions, like on the door on the right, on the wall on the left for a fantastic shadow, from backwards with the lamp, and an amazing smoke effect!!!
- Copyright: Yoga Raharja (simplyoga) (6494)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-15
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon DSLR D700, AF-S Nikkor 17-35mm 1:2.8D ED, Transcend 16 Gb
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
- Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Thank you for smoking...., Manamo's 2011 daily faves [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-18 1:18
- Favorites: 3 [view]