The above photo is shoot from a temple. The upper picture are showing four immortals from the eight, ( WikipediaEight Immortals ) The outer ring that frame the dragon are carved with eight power tools that belong to the eight immortals, ex: sword, flute, basket, leaf, leaf fan ...etc.
I'm here to send an early greeting " Happy Dragon Year 龙年吉祥 "
Workshop Photo - Another Dragon
Chinese are going to celebrate Chinese New Year start from next monday (23th Jan - 6th February 2011, total 15 days). According to Chinese Calander / Chinese zodiac, we are soon saying bye to the year of rabbit and welcoming the year of Dragon.
Dragon is far-reaching impact the life of Chinese. Chinese are adore to dragon since Neolithic. Year 1987, a dragon artefact was unearthed from a tomb at Yangshao Culture Site in Puyang City of Henan Province, Chinese, it is dating back to 6,000 years ago.
A 8,000 years old C-shaped jade dragon was unearthed at Hongshan Culture Site in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. It is looking abstract, just like a baby dragon that not yet have leg.
A dragon dated back to 8,000 years old with 19.7 meter long that arranged by stones was unearthed at Xinglongwa culture site too. Link : Photo - Stone Dragon
The origin of the Chinese dragon is not certain. Some of the experts believe that Chinese Dragon are origin through combination of Totems from multi tribes that adore to different animal, since the ancient book depict that the Chinese Dragon had nine anatomical resemblances, which every parts resemble to a different types of animal, such like face like horse, body like snake, claws like eagle, horns like deer, feelers like catfish... etc.
Another theory said the Chinese Dragon are origin by inspiration from natural phenomenon, such like lightning and thunder, since the sound of thunder "隆" (Long) is same pronounce with the dragon (龙, Long).
Or it is maybe origin from another natural phenomenon, tornado, which named Long Juan Feng (龙卷风) in Chinese.
The Noelithic people are affraid with the natural phenomenon, since the tornado and lightning are dissappear in a brief time, so they do not have enough time to look detaily to the natural phenomenon, and they describe it is look like an unknow creature that represent by multi types of animals.
More Information : Wikipedia - Chinese Dragon
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serp2000 (45970) 2012-01-15 21:40
Ni hao, Ally,
Happy New Year to you too!
Excellent close up, perfect sharpness, gorgeous colours.
Very interesting and informative note.
Ricx (13495) 2012-01-15 22:05
Hi Ally, I have always been fascinated by the Chinese calender and the huge depth of history. a fascinating note on the Chinese Dragon.. You have depicted it well . Lovely bright poster with good detail TFS and have a great day ahead. Rich
pajaran (66308) 2012-01-16 3:57
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar rad sa lepom fotografijom u radionici, moje cestitke na dobrom prikazu.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good text with a given data ...
Severity Good shot, nice contrast and color display and a photo.
Good work with beautiful photography workshop, my congratulations on a good view.
Pleasant evening and peaceful night.
All the best in the new week, which has begun.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-01-16 5:04
Ola Ally ,
Beleza esta trabalho de arte com este dragão pintado , bonitas cores , gostei muito dos detalhes,parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom Ano do Dragão
pierrefonds (71673) 2012-01-16 5:14
The subject is well framed. the point of view is showing the details and colors of the artwork. The afternoon light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Didi (60590) 2012-01-16 9:30
Interesting details under rich colours
Happy new year.
Selamat tahun baru
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-01-17 3:41
Thank you for this beautiful and symbolic photo. Happy New Year! The photo shows excellent fine detail and beautiful colors. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
peppe59 (14555) 2012-01-17 9:05
very interesting on this great Eastern traditions, beautiful and strong color, high quality and light management.
s_lush (16602) 2012-01-17 14:29
This is a very colorful, symbolic, aesthetic and interesting depiction of the forthcoming year. Thanks for such a beautiful new-year greetings card. A Happy Dragon Year to you too!
skippy007 (12510) 2012-01-17 16:15
Hello Ally, Beautiful colours in this closeup of the dragon, I also like WS one, very colourful. Happy Dragon Year 龙年吉祥 to you also, thanks for the very interesting & informative note.
Graal (103038) 2012-01-17 23:39
nice colourful image. Good shot and presentation of New Year in China. Amazing dragons, an interesting note. Good WS also.
Have a nice day.
papagolf21 (110312) 2012-01-19 0:36
Bonjour, chère Ally,
Voilà une image haute en couleur, en détails et en dessins, qui font l'admiration du spectateur.
L'ensemble ressort à merveille.
Excellente année, mon amie.
dip (23892) 2012-01-19 4:23
splendid close up shot with nice vivid colors and interesting details,
very interesting and informative note as well,
thanks for sharing,
danos (103212) 2012-01-20 0:32
nice the close up view of the shot from the temple with the Dragon to dominates the image as the New Chinese year is coming in a few days.I like your informative note about the Chinese Calendar with the new year to be dominated to Dragon.
adramad (49956) 2012-01-20 5:57
The first thing I want to wish all the best in the New Year of the Dragon.
Sensational two images that you upload to your gallery for this event, this is a most elaborate design, with beautiful colors and many details to enjoy the image of the dragon in the WAS is another fantastic image, two great works, congratulations.
jemaflor (103617) 2012-01-21 8:39
Good idea for a shot for TE, well framed, good sharpness and strong colors, interesting result, tfs.
sacimar (28951) 2012-01-21 10:12
excellent image, I like the details and vivid colors you captured here, the composition is beautiful to celebrate the year of the dragon, well seen,
ChrisJ (118861) 2012-01-29 6:33
Ni hao, Ally
I celebrated Chinese New Year in Qianzhou on Hainan Island but it was raining. Good color & sharpness here with excellent graphism. Terima Kasih!
kordinator (15429) 2012-01-29 23:22
Happy Chinese New Year in the sign of the dragon.
Interesting Ext two beautiful photos of the highest quality.
Impresivmni really works.
jmdias (69212) 2012-01-30 5:27
an interesting and very colorfull drawing showing the dragon. nice image showing it in perfect details. TFS.
Waylim (25436) 2012-02-07 12:02
Wonderful shot with great graphic of the Chinese color and art. Beautiful greeting card like image. I like how you incorporated the title and your name on the image as it is part of the whole composition.
tomi1 (2218) 2012-03-16 16:55
It is amazing the history of this dragon heritage. Now I understand better the dragons' meaning linked with immortality. (Case to think whether there is a connection with all us or not beyond this life level). At least I feel one thing most of my friends are virtual ones so far. But I am certain taken us as example we should begin sahring a good time. Certainly in your country I should have you guiding me as here too. I also think in the lost friends which broke bounds. I am trying to say that the other side can be a good place to remain. So many people suicide to go faster but I prefer to wait. The opportunity to stay on earth can be only one. Your friend Tomi
COSTANTINO (70182) 2014-01-11 7:59
I visited your gallery today and I chose
this impressive shot showing the traditions
I love colors designs and fascinating
notes do not forget the old photos
they are excellent too
have a nice Sunday
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-20 23:49
One of your older, but excellent photos. Outstanding details in superb light, nice colors.
Very well done.
Wish you a very nice rest of the week.
- Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) (20548)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-04
- Categories: Festivals, Artwork
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-01-15 20:44
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