I was making my second photo trekking to this place, Kg. Marakau, Ranau to get closer to the small house seen in my previous Kinabalu via Marakau photo.
A school teacher built the small house, of about 720 sq ft, excluding its loft, by the side of a paddy field, and a small stream at the back. She built it as her second house, a place for her to spend school holidays with family. No road access to the house, but a 500 metres walk path from road, and a small 'bridge' to get pass.
I imagined spending holidays there, sitting loose on the veranda in the cold night with a cup (might be better with a jar) of Tenom Coffee, light tunes and wireless internet connection... browsing the Trekearth and Treklens. I supposed, one fine moonlighted night, I must come back here and wait for perfect moonlight to lit the Mount Kinabalu... and shoot.
We might know why she choose to build the house here. Not closer to the roadside where she doesn't need to walk that far, leaving her car parked overnight, unattended.
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testmaniac (13508) 2008-02-11 8:44
Good and colorful photo!
trekks (14348) 2008-02-11 8:59
Question : Why she builds on roadside?
A nice shot and definitely scenic by the thick white low clouds. This is a great view under strong light.
I find the palm around the house very effective to give a good view. How I wish we have technology in rural areas too.
I await for your moonlight shot soon.
gracious (20025) 2008-02-11 11:04
very nice to see your beautiful posting once again!
excellent pov with great perspective in the fg interest to the far horizon of Mt.Kinabalu, my beautiful motherland!
good clarity, vivid colour and details in the shot
many thanks with a wonderful notes
rabani (9645) 2008-02-13 5:53
If you were to look at your work here, you would see it has four layers; the blue sky with the Mount Kinabalu, the clouds, the house and the padi field. See whether you could give all these four layers into three equal attention by giving the padi field layer some more detail.
What you will have then is a sandwich of the house between the clouds (and a little bit of blue sky above the mountain) and the green padi field. This would give a comforting prominence to the habitat of which you had derived "serenity" from it. Here you have your serenity almost on the edges. It is as if whatever aerial or above it, is "pressing" down on it.
Regards and thank you Ram
jusninasirun (17156) 2008-02-28 0:35
This is such a beautiful composition. You have anchored the house very well in good sharpness and brilliant colors. The foreground green field is welcoming against the greenery at the foot hills. You have work the few tiers very well in the background. The low lying cloud creating two layers of the backdrop which is breathless against the blue sky and the peep at the peak.
Well done and best regards,
alftrek (3270) 2008-03-26 23:31
This is very spectacular indeed, I like the mountain sandwiched between the deep blue sky and the vibrant clouds. The green in the foreground provides such a pleasant contrast. Might be interesting to see if you have another shot with more of the padi field in the FG.
- Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) (117)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Sigma 24 - 70 mm EX DG Macro
- Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-11 8:38