The Kampong Natai's Harvest Festival or Keamatan in the Kadazandusun dialect,is an annual event conducted during the weekend on the 1st week of June. To get here, you need to go to telipok first, a flood proned small town about 30 minutes from Kota Kinabalu. Kampong Natai, is a village about 16km inland on the otherside of the Lawa Mandau range. Beside this way, you can also reach Kampong Natai from Kiulu and Inanam.
During this festivity, you will be served with village brewed wine and liquor and assortment of ethnic dishes. Then there will be dances and a song or two, and if you are a tourist, you have to oblige to participate and make everyone happy. Whether you know how to sing or not, or with two left foot, you just can't weasel your way out. But its fun and, it is more fun especially if you don't know how to sing or dance.
The baby boy, oblivious to its surrounding is snugged sleeping in a baby sling fashioned from a sarong, while her mother is rooted to a traditional performance on stage.
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kevinos (7507) 2006-06-05 13:56
A vry interesting and atmospheric shot,Rabani. The child becomes the subject and it's very nicely compsoed. regards Kevin
kclai (2267) 2006-06-05 23:38
Selamat Pagi Pak Bani
Looking and observing your picture, I believe there's room for improvement, Pak Bani.
First, allow a little tighten cropping to bring the subjects to a more presentable scale. Pull off the rest of the background that distracted this "portrait" shot.
Secondly, the image is a little far dark, thus put in a bounce flash rather than the direct one, to make more brightness to the subjects. I perferred a bounce flash which will maintain the originality color rather than the direct which give a finer detail but reflection of the flash will be noticed.
An interesting traditional shot, Pak Bani.
- Copyright: Rabani HMA (rabani) (9645)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 350d (Rebel), Canon 17-85mm F\4-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): BabyWearing [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-05 4:27