The Malay in Malaysia lives in villages known as kampung. The real kampong is actually depicted with banana trees, padi fields and also not forgetting the limestone hills. Actyually the most iconic of all is the Malay houses on stilts and coconut trees.
Today those signatures are difficult to find, as the houses are concrete.
But to see some aspect od a kampung is always something that cherish in my mind, as I was born in a kampung too.
The term kampung (sometimes spelling kampong) in the English language has been defined specifically as "a Malay hamlet or village in a Malay-speaking country" In other words, a kampung is defined today as a village in Brunei, Indonesia or Malaysia. In Malaysia, a kampung is determined as a locality with 10,000 or fewer people. Since historical times, every Malay village came under the leadership of a penghulu (village chief), who has the power to hear civil matters in his village (see Courts of Malaysia for more details). A Malay village typically contains a "masjid" (mosque) or "surau" (Muslim chapel), paddy fields and Malay houses on stilts. Malay and Indonesian villagers practice the culture of helping one another as a community, which is better known as "joint bearing of burdens" (gotong royong), as well as being family-oriented (especially the concept of respecting one's family [particularly the parents and elders]), courtesy and believing in God ("Tuhan") as paramount to everything else. It is common to see a cemetery near the mosque, as all Muslims in the Malay or Indonesian village want to be prayed for, and to receive Allah's blessings in the afterlife.
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pauloog (11747) 2010-02-16 23:54
An origina composiiton for a fine landscapephoto, bringing together a lot of elements of the Maleysian countryside accompanied by an interesting note.
pablominto (53744) 2010-02-16 23:59
The view to the rock is cleverly framed by the banana tree!
The huge dry season sky makes a fine backdrop for this farmland presentation, a pleasant image with impressive DoF...
Great light and vivid colours!
ls7902 (7328) 2010-02-17 0:17
Glad to see you back Foozi. Nice pisang to bring us to kampung life & landscape. Regards. Latiff.
Urs (14082) 2010-02-17 0:25
Banana tree and Kampung makes sense, even I thought it could be a papaya tree as well. Compared to Thailand, a village always has some fruit trees, in particular banana, papaya and jackfruit. Traditional wooden houses can be more often found in Malaysia then Thailand. BTW is this rock in Kedah, because I think between the banana tree and the rock there are paddy fields. Nice composition, well done
Thanks for your critique of my Penang harbour shot.
BeBeHooker (0) 2010-02-17 0:27
Wonderful bananas. Amazing landscape. Superb mysterious rock. Good colors. Very good POV and DOF.
alin-m (3716) 2010-02-17 4:52
Beautiful and very interesting exotic scape.
Very appetizing bunch of bananas.
jusninasirun (17160) 2010-02-17 7:14
This is such a clever work with SWA placing this banana tree in the fg overlooking the Ghost Hill. The blue and red roofing farmers' houses provided very good balance in the frame. This waiting period capture is beautiful with veils of white cloud.
Nice shot with good depth and details.
anducina (8407) 2010-02-17 14:00
Very effective compo, with that banana tree in the FG, the green rock and the two small houses in the BG. Simple and eye-catching, excellent clarity.
mauro61 (52623) 2010-02-17 16:17
mi piace questa immagine ricca di luce e dalla bella inquadratura con i banani in FG e la montagnola sullo sfondo.
Interessante resa dei colori,
un caro saluto
loves_summer (1310) 2010-02-17 17:49
The sharpness of this shot is excellent. Good use of natural light and I like the colours. Nice perspective and interesting note.
Thanks for sharing!
John_F_Kennedy (43065) 2010-02-18 3:18
A very pretty landscape. I love the green grass and the way leading to the lonely rock. Good colour with a nice composition.
Pablo25 (3184) 2010-02-18 3:53
well seen and well done. Excellent colors and sharpness. Nicely taken, I really like it.
pazufferey (4858) 2010-02-18 10:30
Un cadrage original, qui nous impose ou nous invite de manger une banane.
Joli ce petit mont sur la droite. Les couleurs sont superbes.
Silvio1953 (124653) 2010-02-18 11:17
Ciao Foozi, beautiful composition with bananas in FG and great rock, wonderful perspective, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
BWJ (3064) 2010-02-18 19:23
What a gorgeous landscape. The colors, light and sharpness are superb! You framed the shot well with the limb of the banana trees on one side and the road leading in toward the center on the other. Your note is excellent; it's very informative.
Nicou (124229) 2010-02-19 4:23
Fantastique iamce, avec cette branche et les belle banane, ce chemin qui nous mène sur cette colline, fantastique cadrage et compo.
bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (23021) 2010-02-20 4:39
Very interesting note.
Nice colourful view on the padi field and the road that leads us to that limestone hill rising up very steeply in the flat landscape.
Very well framed with the bananas and the leaves.
Best regards, Paul
pajaran (53000) 2010-02-21 1:27
Pozdrav iz Cuprije gde se vratila zima sa snegom.
Odlicna kompozicija, lepe boje i fotografija, put je napravio lepu perspektivu koja se zavrsava na brdu koje daje car fotografiji, dobar rad, svidja mi se prednji plan i tekst.
Prijatan vikend dan, Paja.
Greetings from Cuprija where he returned to the winter snow.
Excellent composition, beautiful colors and photos, the way he made a nice perspective that ends on a hill which gives the car photo, good work, I like the foreground and text.
Have a nice weekend day, Paja.
Charo (51210) 2010-02-21 10:30
A beautiful picture with a very fresh and magnificent colors.
The banana in the foreground gives nucha originality and depth to the landscape. Good job!
shevchenko (19519) 2010-02-21 18:26
I really like this unique landscape with a giant highland standing on the plain, good frame with include the banana tree, really full with the village feel, good perspective, distinct phot, well done.
danos (87923) 2010-02-22 0:39
lovely shot from this region of Malay in Malaysia,with the branch of the banana tree to outlined against the blue sky.A good balanced shot with brilliant light and vivid colours.Well done.
yedirenk (11244) 2010-02-22 2:53
Hi dear Foozi,
very nice colours and light.a wonderful place with superb natural details.a lovely composition with bananas tree in the foreground.good idea.tfs
Kielia (23777) 2010-02-22 6:09
nice to see you back in Malaysia! The new POV on this already well known scene works excellently and is giving us a great impression of this wonderful rural place. I also enjoyed reading your interesting note that gave me an outstanding idea of this interesting settlement.
I like your POV a lot and the spectacular framing by the banana tree. A great capture, my compliments!
mamcg (5847) 2010-03-06 21:02
Here I see the fill in flash for the banana did well, it has a good DOF as from here to there we see in focus. Well shot beautiful vivid colours and composition.
rasto1893 (532) 2010-03-27 22:52
Very nice photo and place ...
yso (4146) 2010-04-04 3:48
Very good composition with the banana tree at foreground and so vivid colors, well done !
paura (47166) 2010-04-20 15:34
Uma beleza de trabalho aqui, amigo, alcançando excelente profundidade em decorrência do excelente ponto de tomada. Muito boa.
serp2000 (40652) 2010-04-26 8:21
My compliments! Just fantastic sharpness!!! I like your composition, excellent colours, good note!
Greetings from Russia,
berek (40015) 2010-04-29 10:54
Interesting work my friend. I like impressive perspective here. Congratulations.
leo61 (0) 2010-04-30 10:48
This is an excellent composition with these bananas in the foreground and the diagonal road,leading to this impressive carst rock in the distance.Great depth with these buildings and palmtrees at the horizon and the help of these nice tropical clouds.
fanni (14381) 2010-05-02 1:52
I am very very sorry for not visiting your gallery for a long time! But better late than never :))
Actually, I was really sure I had commented on this photo before because when I saw it first I liked it a lot! well..... my opinion is still valid :))
I like the way you arranged the composition in this photo: the long leaf is pointing to the rock in the distance - thus, we have a completeness of the set of all the elements of this landscape view, with a definite back-and foreground :)
The bananas on the left are a perfect counterbalance for the rock. And the orange-brown road on the road is an interesting juxtaposition (and also a good counterbalance) for the tree branch on the left!
I seldom see such smart, interesting and well-thought compositions :) My congratulations!!
Warm greetings from very warm, sunny Moscow!
Giorgio (11279) 2010-05-02 23:34
- An original framing Foozi, which invites us to eat bananas ;o) colours are superb and ambience, very artistic and this idea of bananas on the foreground is a very good idea, bravo!
jmdias (56625) 2010-05-09 7:41
amazing view; I liekd the framing, so special, putting the banana tree, the hill, the road, plantation and houses in a same shot. marvelous job, perfect light, sharpness and colors. congratutalions
abiesudiono (235) 2010-05-16 21:43
Natural photo. Tones, composition, and the sharpnes of this photo were very nice.
Thanks for share,
abmdsudi (44308) 2010-05-17 17:33
good compo, great DOF with interesting FG, sharp and crispy. nice capture, luv it.
iainsp (2626) 2010-11-18 6:04
Great shiot and a very nice note as well which explains the iconic status of the elements you have cosen for your frame. But this is more than just a nice shot of bananas and fields and village and outcrop - this is a beautifully composed shot with the banana tree forrming a wonderful frame for your other elements. Great work, thanks, Iain
Hormon_Manyer (384) 2010-11-20 11:39
No TN and TL today (system error again) so I'm forced to be active here again. :) I remember your "Padi field series" from TrekNature, all photos are of very high quality, and this one isn't an exception. You used the banana branch to frame the landscape perfectly, excellent focus, composition, color tones and saturation. Very effective pic by my opinion, simply a masterpiece. Bravo.
Friendly regards, László
sacavem (18614) 2010-12-22 7:45
1º Plain excellent.Very nicely captured and composed shot from a very good POV.Good work to capture this image.
I use BETA-TrekEarth
kiks (11749) 2011-02-03 6:11
This image is a good example of the effect that an object has at the fg; you create a great depth and very intersting scene. Well done exposure and DOF.
Robert1969 (7120) 2012-04-02 11:31
I am personally very careful with a tree
branch in the foreground, but the point
of view and the composition are in this
picture is so carefully chosen (example:
the path creates a nice depth) that it
is a nice extra. The light management is
also great.....Great work.
kato (11630) 2012-04-10 18:17
You're capturing this rural scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see pastoral scenery with rich green firmland, a strange rock and tasteful sky. Here seems to peaceful place. And, the banana tree in this side draws out a good impact.
fabianoleite (9551) 2013-01-20 19:13
What a very pleasant view, contrasting the green bananas and the stone, in a great composition, all the elements well balanced and distributed in the photo. Very good job, congratulations!