1) About The Photo
Photo shoot in a shopping mall, this is the classical decoration make on the floor at Deepavali. The artificial flowers should replace by lamps or lights if the decoration is home-made.
Prominent in many cultures, the peacock has been used in numerous iconic representations, including being designated the national bird of India in 1963, many Hindu deities are associated with the bird too.
Just too many festivals and celebrations along this two months at Malaysia. Thought I can return back to my architectures' photos after this.
Workshop Photo 1 : The material
Workshop Photo 2 : Full Version
2) About The Decoration :-
RANGOLI is a traditional decorative folk art of India. The Ancient symbols have been passed on through the ages, from each generation to the one that followed, thus keeping both the artform and the tradition alive. Rangoli may be known by other names in the different provinces, but they are tied together by the commonality of the use of traditional Symbols and what they signify. The purpose of Rangoli is decoration and it is thought to bring good luck. Design-depictions may also vary as they reflect traditions, folklore and practices that are unique to each area. It is traditionally done by women. Over the years, tradition has even made room for "Modern" additions, that add some "flair" to this beautiful expression. These characteristics gives it its diversity and its various dimensions. Generally, this practice is showcased during occasions such as festivals, auspicious observances, celebrations of marriages and other similar milestones and gatherings. Rangoli designs can be as simple as geometric shapes, deity impressions and flower and petal shapes that are appropriate to the given celebrations, but can become very elaborate with many people coming together to work on the designs. The base material is usually dry or wet granulated rice or dry flour, to which Sindhoor(vermillion), Haldi(tumeric) and other natural colours can be added...chemical colours are another "modern" variation. Other materials that are now used are coloured sand and even flowers and petals as in the case of Flower Rangoli's.
Source / More Informations : Wikipedia
3) About Deepavali :-
Deepavali (also spelled Devali in certain regions) or Diwali, popularly known as the festival of lights, is an important five-day festival in Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism, occurring between mid-October and mid-November. For Hindus, Diwali is the most important festival of the year and is celebrated in families by performing traditional activities together in their homes.
Source / More Informations : Wikipedia
Critiques | Translate
worldcitizen (8648) 2010-11-07 19:26
I love all of the colors in your main and workshop photos. This one is presented beautifully, with the red and white flowers framing the bottom.
Wahclellaspirit (4093) 2010-11-07 19:34
Your image of the Peacock and flowers are very well managed with your choice of lighting and DoF. I especially like the workshop image showing the complete scene. They are all beautiful and well descriptived...
Have a Great Week...
serp2000 (44177) 2010-11-07 20:32
Wow! Excellent decoration for mall. Superb colours! Good note!
HAve a good week!
jusninasirun (17162) 2010-11-07 21:45
Hi Ally. It takes a lot of work to create this art piece from colored grains of rice. You have captured the image really well with beautiful flowers in the foreground. Love the details and the colors of Deevali.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-11-07 22:12
nice to see the colours of Dipawali. Great composition with the 'rangoli' with nice sharpness and depth. The note is superbly assists your composition. A very good one. Tfs.
danyy (0) 2010-11-07 23:22
les couleeurs et les formes donnent ici beaucoup de graphisme et d'esthétique à ce sujet tout simple.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-11-08 0:49
Hello Ally! Amazing colourfull work. Superb wall, excellent sgraffiti, paint, nice flowers. Good cut. Very good sharpness. Fine frame. Well done!
jmdias (64384) 2010-11-08 1:01
excellent image showing details of this impressive artwork with rice. I Liked the framing here, you choose a beautiful area of the artwork and it is very nice shown and iluminated. good sharpness. this remember me the traditional karpets made with cereals, colored sand and dust of timber used in Brazil during Corpus Christi day
angie-barcelona (2784) 2010-11-08 2:06
ohhh!!! nice colors!!!
Silvio1953 (143049) 2010-11-08 2:21
Ciao Ally, lovely and original colorful composition with beautiful flowers in FG, great idea, excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
daddo (26786) 2010-11-08 2:52
Hi Ally. Most colourful and lovely image, befitting the festive occasion. Very informative note. I would have liked to have seen the peacock's tail as the full version is not the one featuring the peacock. Regards. Klaudio.
pierrefonds (66372) 2010-11-08 5:19
The artificial flower are helping to frame the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the artwork. The surrounding light is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-11-08 5:31
Ola Ally ,
Que lindo trabalho bem colorido a imitar um pássaro , as cores estão magnificas , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
TopGeo (38216) 2010-11-08 5:34
Helo Ally! Impresses your idea a note that it adds! Good WSs! Irreproachable frame and combination of colours Nice work Well done!
marietom (34609) 2010-11-08 6:17
c'est coloré et gai !
Kielia (24077) 2010-11-08 6:25
excellent art work with a great atmosphere and very interesting light. The patterns are absolutely fascinating. I also appreciate your note very much. But to be honest, the first photo in WS is even more impressive. Congratulation!
rodgerg (55767) 2010-11-08 7:30
Superb colors and very beautiful graphic effect. The differents vuved colors - very well collected - arise in the composition. Good framing too with the- well coloured too - flowers in the Fg which give depht to the image.
Have a nice week,
pajaran (60575) 2010-11-08 7:49
Odlican rad umetnika koji su uradili umetnicke radove vestackim cvecem lepih boja ...
Uradili ste dobar rad i prikazali nam radove umetnika, dobrim ostrim snimkom, tekstom i mnogo lepim fotografijama.
Moje cestitke na dobrom radu sa fotografijama u radionici.
Excellent work of artists who do art works artificial flowers beautiful colors ...
You have done good work and show us the works of artists, good sharp photographs, text and many beautiful pictures.
My congratulations on the good work with photos in the workshop.
All the best.
abmdsudi (54053) 2010-11-08 8:50
Apa khabar, well written note I enjoyed reading. Lovely brillant colors, except for the bed of flowers, it looks like water color painting. I think its wise decision that you have included those flowers just to add a bit of depth. Very nice tight framing in vivid colors and blue color make such a good contrast. Light management is marvelous with great sharpness and lovely textures well seen. Simple but splendid image. Congrats, TFS
peppe59 (14555) 2010-11-08 9:40
the many beautiful and interesting colors, beautifulst contrasts. optimal job
BluSimo (9392) 2010-11-08 9:44
what a delicacy in the designs and the shadings. an elegant design to which your photo makes a great honor. my compliments and thanks also for the interesting text.
s_lush (16134) 2010-11-08 13:17
This colorful decoration make a special holiday atmosphere and create an elevated mood. Very good composition, beautiful colors and perfect quality!
yedirenk (11244) 2010-11-08 14:58
an eye catcher composition with great colours and details..very impressive textures..excellent presentation.TFS
Graal (102858) 2010-11-08 23:11
amazing colourful image. Unusual decoration. Good WS also. Well presentation and done photos.
Have a nice day.
Nard (6972) 2010-11-09 2:41
What a beautiful picture. Superb colors and good POV. I like the mixt between flours and the decoration on the ground. The sharness is perfect.
iainsp (2630) 2010-11-09 4:15
Wonderful colours, a great point of view and a nice note to explain the cultural significance of your work here. The perfect TE shot. regards, Iain
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2010-11-09 6:47
an explosion of colurs, very nice
Atousa (7131) 2010-11-10 7:46
Very interesting shot.. I really like the vivid colors n the composition.. thanks for the WS photos n your very informative note.. a fine work.
All the best, Atousa
danos (97779) 2010-11-10 22:56
nice the colourful 'carpet' of the Mall with the variety of colours to be superb.I like the light management, as enhance the colours and the dreamily atmosphere that created for the customer-visitor.
adramad (45554) 2010-11-11 8:59
Some wonderful photos and a very complete with all the variety of images, along with good note, we give an idea of this beautiful festival.
These beautiful rugs with intricate transitional designs are lovely.
Superb picture quality with very good light to show this festival of colors and imagination. TFS.
sacimar (26205) 2010-11-11 9:56
beautiful image, I like the colors, it's a very eye-catching picture, good angle you chose, nice work,
gunbud (34066) 2010-11-13 15:32
The lovely art work is wonderfully captured with the beautiful flowers making a very intresting lead-in to the colorful peacock,
Strong natural colors and sharp details to this lovely image.
tomi1 (2218) 2010-11-14 2:54
I`d rather like to see the entire peacock but I do not know whether you have more or not. As you say the peacock is a holly symbol. ( The bird is a beautiful creation. But not a creation of the Big Bang. Big Bang is the brains of so many people trying to find out what is beyond our comprehension ).Do you agree with the Big Bang theory? I hate to ear people saying all this ends up. The universe ending up orn simply the earth. I do not believe in it!... So where was the perfection of everything. But I know you have an open mentality beyond the commons ones. I feel it !...Have a nice weekend. your friend Tomi
pablominto (53746) 2010-11-14 23:09
The little blue bird puts a smile on my face!
This is an image full of happy colours, well framed into an artistic creation...
Nicely framed, rich vivid colours!
Waylim (25502) 2010-11-15 10:56
Beautiful photo, a good combination of both artwork full of wonderful colors, the inclusion of flowers in the foreground give a sense of depth. Good note explaining the celebration and I enjoyed the WS as well.
jafadabret (56501) 2010-11-18 10:31
Ce tableau de fleurs fait une excellente photo. C'est de l'art éphémère qui mérite bien une photo pour en garder le souvenir.
Charo (51212) 2010-11-20 8:50
Very nice floor decor, full of light and color. Artificial flowers, I do not like so much ..
Excellent light and detail.
tober (8797) 2010-11-22 1:44
Hello Ally, with its charming colours your composition is a feast to the eyes. The artificial flowers look like real and serve as a nice bottom frame to the photo. Warm regards, Tolga
yso (4146) 2010-11-29 9:36
Very beautiful colors and perfect composition with the flowers at foreground, thanks also for all your workshop !
COSTANTINO (65198) 2010-11-29 13:12
what a beautiful decoration
this shot is presented beautifully
beautiful flowers in the foreground
great idea,thanks for sharing it with us
kordinator (20519) 2011-01-16 1:47
Nice view of the beautiful rugs from perfect perspective.
Beautifully decorated with the foreground
Excellent composition, very unusual and original.