Shooting from Mari-Mari Cultural village, this is a house of the race Dayak-Kadazan. This aboriginal house is unique, the roof top, the wall, the staircase and the floor are all built with bamboos, or in other words all the house is built by bamboos.
The photos of making fire with traditional method ( with only bamboos and knife ) are upload as Workshop's photos.
Workshop Photo 1 : Making Fire
Workshop Photo 2 : Making Fire
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macjake (48279) 2009-11-08 19:55
interesting architecture with the bamboo, especially how its lifted off of the ground.
you've been able to capture the texture in the wood and trees in the foreground.
Very well done
have a great day
leo61 (0) 2009-11-08 22:29
You found a good angle to present us this nice house.
I like how it is framed by the rich vegetation and the composition is good with this beton path leading to the stairs.
s_lush (16128) 2009-11-08 22:40
These traditional houses made of traditional material look great against so thick forest. You have captured them with very good composition and quality. Very interesting shot and note!
jimmj63 (2295) 2009-11-08 23:42
very interesting this architecture.
the photo has a good light and a very brilliant colors, good scene
danos (80248) 2009-11-09 0:31
a nice traditional bamboo Aboriginal house with the characteristic roof and the way that stands on the ground.Informative your WS with the way that the fire is started.
Have a nice week,Danos
papagolf21 (80926) 2009-11-09 1:06
Bonjour, mon ami Ally,
Très intéressante présentation de ces maisons montées en partie sur pilotis formant une sorte de soubassement.
Le charme de cette construction est manifeste.
Un cadrage très réussi. Merci de nous faire profiter de ces merveilles.
Urs (14082) 2009-11-09 1:20
A bamboo house must be not only be environmental friendly but also cooling in a sense, it is natural, so possibly an AC is not so important not even a fan. The concrete path leading to house at the same time is a contrast, contemporary vs past. Colors are in accordance with the late afternoon timing of the shot and sharpness is fine. The picture is a good learning example and ideally for TE.
belido (19934) 2009-11-09 2:28
very good shot of this particular house. Framing could not be better. I also like the general lighitng and clarity. It looks it was a cloudy day but you did a great job on the exposure. Well done!
rodgerg (55767) 2009-11-09 2:31
a very interesting shot with this unusual house. very good shot too with a POV very well selcetd and a good framing. Good balance in the colors too beteween the green of the vegetation and the color of the bamboo's wood.
Have a nice week,
pally3100 (3413) 2009-11-09 3:33
ceci est la preuve qu une bonne photo peut etre faite sous un ciel nuageux ,à condition que la composition soit bonne et c'est le cas ici , amitiés Henri
pajaran (44294) 2009-11-09 3:58
Vrlo interesantan kuca od drveta i ljudi koji rade. Dobra fotografija, kompozicija i boje.
Waylim (24302) 2009-11-10 0:05
We Asian people do love our bamboo, we use it for everything don't we, for food for tools, for building hourse, for toy, for furnitures, countless. Very lovely shot again. Great use of the pathway leading us to the stair of hte house and invited us in. Thanks
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-11-10 3:58
Hello Ally! Very interesting wooden cottage, amazing forest, wonderful natural light and colours. Good capture and frame. Well done!
pierrefonds (52548) 2009-11-10 4:41
The corner point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of two sides of the structure of the bamboo house. The trees are framing well the house. The luminosity is giving a good contrast to the colors. have a nice day.
ls7902 (7312) 2009-11-10 7:44
Very good composition, light, and color management. Everything is well seen & in good detail. I trust that you had a good holiday in Sabah. Regards. Latiff.
Kielia (21953) 2009-11-10 8:13
you have captured this fascinating architecture in front of the jungle very nicely. The composition is outstanding with the path leading to the staircase. Excellent sharpness and very nice colors. TFS, the photos in WS are also very interesting.
jafadabret (56497) 2009-11-10 10:42
On découvre seulement maintenant que le bambou est un matériau écologique et peut servir à élaborer beaucoup de produits aussi bien pour la construction ou le mobilier que pour le tissage. Comme cette plante pousse vite elle est très appréciée pour son rendement.
Belle photo sur ces maisons en avance sur leur temps !
Bonne soirée !
subhendu_bagchi (23549) 2009-11-10 22:17
nice presentation of the bamboo houses. Great to see those hanging houses. Nice atmosphere. The cottage looks great in the backdrop of nice greeneries. Inclusion of the way with the trunk of trees is great. Light management, sharpness and depth, all outstanding. Very well done. Tfs.
John_F_Kennedy (41884) 2009-11-11 3:35
Very nice composition here. This is a great piece of local architecture, well done.
foozi (7101) 2009-11-11 3:55
what a nice perspective created by the path leading to the house. Very sharp picture and the colour contrast of brown and gree forest is splendid.
well shown antural history.
Im yet to visit.
sacimar (25971) 2009-11-11 13:16
I like this kind of houses, the image is interesting with excellent sharpness and details, The WS are interesting also, TFS,
paura (47166) 2009-11-11 15:13
Quite interesting photograph. A beautiful environment and pov to show the beautiful architecture. Really an excellent post. The ws are also very nice.
jmdias (49653) 2009-11-12 1:10
very interesting architecture. the pov you got is very nice to show thetails of this house. interesting the way bamboos were used. marvelous place around. good this soft light and sharpness. a nice job. congratulations
jlbrthnn (79791) 2009-11-12 2:47
this contribution is exceptional, I appreciate it much. Very beautiful description of a lifestyle which must much with the bamboo. Your framing in low-angle shot describes perfectly architecture and its effective simplicity. The additional photographs are a treat, and are captivating. Excellent realization. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
pablominto (53744) 2009-11-12 22:22
A fine point of view to show this fine piece of native architecture!
Interesting stilt construction and of course use of local materials, good use of what is at hand...
The presentation is well composed with good details, interesting setting!
mauro61 (52623) 2009-11-13 1:46
immagine di questa casa molto particolare,
una palafitta sull'erba.
Ottimi i colori della natura intorno e bella inquadratura per apprezzarla,
TopGeo (38126) 2009-11-13 5:28
Hello Ally! Splendid picture beauty traditional house and I like the simplicity and very graphic architecture and technique with very brilliant colors, good scene! I would wish a eve of there few days! with company the nature and my thoughts! Appreciable frame and detail..
Graal (93560) 2009-11-15 10:56
amazing bamboo house. Good presentation and complementary WS about of making fire. An interesting reportage. Good photojobs.
skippy007 (12510) 2009-11-15 21:59
This is a very interesting & beautiful image Ally, I remember Bill posting some from Sabah not very long ago. I like your POV here capturing this building on a good angle, excellent clarity & colours that appear to be very natural, well done. On my first trip I'm happy to spend time with with Alfred & Bill but maybe one day I could visit this beautiful place.
jusninasirun (17152) 2009-11-18 22:49
This is a nice shot Ally. I like the angle capturing the bamboo details of this architecture. Very good clean image and well written note.
Thanks for sharing and best regards.
Bluejeans (64247) 2009-11-19 5:07
Muito interessantes estas casas de bambu em cima de estacas , a natureza em sua volta é magnifica , bonitos tons de verde, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
gunbud (34066) 2009-11-19 19:50
Lovely capture of this beautiful bamboo home that contrast so nicely with the tropical greens.
Love the rich textures of the traditional dwelling.
ChrisJ (92090) 2009-11-23 19:21
A superb daily life scene of the Dayak longhouse, with good colour contrasts, pov & sharpness. Bagus sekali!
adramad (32821) 2009-11-29 10:44
Long time no anything about you, a beautiful POV in this capture, the two houses built on stilts are very interesting, very natural color is light and well balanced.
fanni (14178) 2009-12-20 12:23
you show another interesting photo of a place which many of us may never see in reality :) Excellent composition, in my opinion! the house is shown from a very good angle; and the Workshop photos are also interesting :) I wonder if I will ever go to Malaysia? I'd very much love to in the future !!
Warm greetings from Moscow,
It's been snowing heavily here!
tomi1 (2096) 2010-01-18 18:32
A very wide and comfortable house in the middle of nature. The bamboos are an excellent working stuff due to its lightness. The exerienced men who built this one ever have heritaged from their descendents handcraft secrets and the good result is well present here. A house too exotic and good to be away from the urbanism. Good picture. Warm regards. Domingos
daddo (21228) 2010-02-02 15:51
Hi Ally. I do love these old traditional houses which are ideally suited to the climate. They are cool inside and dry. I especially like the Malay houses which are more decorative and use wood for posts, floors, window frames, verandas. When I visited a kampong in Kuching I was told that wooden posts are very expensive now and concrete ones are being used.Soon we will all dress the same, eat the same junk food and grow lazy and fat together.Regards. Klaudio.
- Copyright: Ally Theanlyn (shevchenko) (18989)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-05-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, MALAYSIA
- Theme(s): Local Houses [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-08 18:12