After a year away, I have returned to Korea. This is a place that makes me extremely happy. With a new job came the same introductions to Korean culture and a trip to a folk village.
Normally I would be running far away from these sort of tours, after spending so much time in Korea and visiting so many other folk villages around the country. This time was a lot better as I was with a group of new teachers who have never been to Korea before and it was like seeing the history again through a fresh pair of eyes.
The performance is called nong-ang nori, which is larger than the more common sa-bul-nori. The instrument that the man is about to catch is called a so-go and it is one of the numerous tradition Korean percussion instruments.
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vagabondtravels (6507) 2009-04-22 3:26
Nice work capturing this festival.
Good expression. Sharp and colorful.
The guy looking is up is perfectly placed.
I agree about running from things like this in Korea but good work for sticking it out haha Have a good one.
ChrisJ (100052) 2009-04-26 0:24
Impeccable use of a shallow dof, with good sharpness & color. Nice repetition of the costume design patterns. Tfs!
triptych2003 (1534) 2009-05-03 13:21
long time no see. looks like you can't stay away from the place. i like the dof and the composition of the photo here. the costumes are clear and well-detailed. i hope to learn a lot more from you now that you're back. well done (on the photo)!
Sergey13 (66) 2009-09-27 21:42
I like everything about this picture: colors, sharpness, action... Now I am seriously considering to revisit one of the folk villages and try to make that kind of shots. Great job!
- Copyright: Jason Teale (Jason_teale) (717)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-28
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon 30D, 200mm canon 2.8 usm, 77mm UV
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Trek Earth, Images of Korea [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-21 17:03