12.59 p.m. - The Dayaks live in longhouses and their size are determined by the number of doors it consists of. Some longhouse can have up to 30 doors meaning that there are thirty families living in it. The front part is usually an open verandah used as a drying area. Once we step inside we will see a long empty space which is the common living room. It is here that most daily activities take place – cloth weaving, pounding, net making, carving, making mat and baskets, socializing in the evening and the occasional meeting with the headman. From the living room you can see a row of doors which lead you into the bedrooms, one for each family. As this space is usually not enough for the whole family, the youngsters (especially boys) will sleep in the living room at night. Behind the bedroom is the kitchen. Bathing and laundry is always in the river close by.
This particular longhouse has undergone some changes and is slightly different from the original traditional ones. As it is just along the side of a main road so it enjoys modern amenities like piped water supply; electricity; telephone and television services.
Cropped off the top and bottom slightly.
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Paolo (41222) 2005-05-18 8:16
Very interesting note Aloysius!
also the image have good colors and light and a very beautiful perpective, with the alignement of the longhouse.
jjbach (9324) 2005-05-18 9:33
A very interesting shot, full of informations about daily life. The composition is very nice with great perspective and depth. Good point of view and beautiful vivid colours. Excellent sharpness and clarity. Thanks for the informative notes!
joaoferreira (0) 2005-05-18 14:39
Another great daily life scene! Very interestin, indeed! Great job! Regards!
Tue (35272) 2005-05-18 17:23
Very interesting picture with good light! I like the perspective caused by the very long houses! Well done! :-D
chaity (1539) 2005-05-18 21:23
Hai Aloysius, very useful notes. The color of the photo is nice and sharp.
ChrisJ (112285) 2005-05-19 6:04
A good daily life shot with excellent sharpness, color, linear perspective & lighting. I like the saturated greens. Bagus!
weswang (18223) 2005-05-19 10:42
Hi Aloysius, A very well captured daily life scene. The diagonally arrangement of the building made a very nice composition. A very well detailed and nice contrast. Thank you for the informative notes making us understand the life in that part of the world.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-05-20 4:43
Are the Dayacks, these people who where cutting and reducing heads in the Past ?
I like this view, very informative on these collective habitations, this is a very realistic composition.
Well done perspective and also thank your for the note.
Graal (102596) 2005-05-20 16:11
Good shot from the really of life. Excellent colours and sharpness. Good note, too. Well done.
alvaraalto (10542) 2005-05-22 16:50
Excellent illustrating picture. Perfect composition, beautiful colours and an excellent and interesting note.
singuanti (15250) 2005-05-22 22:12
Hi Aloysius. An interesting shot and note. In my part of the world this style of building is used to hold chickens, but it's not that fundamentally different from a row or townhouse, which are both popular in cities. You have a good POV to show the essence of the place and the flowers make for a good foreground. Nice shooting Aloysius.
pablominto (53746) 2005-11-21 8:08
An interesting documentary! I like your POV here giving a very good impression of the whole structure and the surroundings... Good colours and details, Nice job!