Kokopelli, the humpbacked Flute player and ancient American Indian god of fertility helps grow crops and seduce women with his song. His hunch back carries babies for the women and beans to plant new crops.
Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli presides over both childbirth and agriculture. Kokopelli is usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with a huge phallus and antenna-like protrusions on his head), who is worshipped by many Native American tribes in the Southwestern United States.
In his domain over agriculture, Kokopelli's fluteplaying chases away the Winter and brings about Spring.
This photo was taken against the backdrop of sky lit by the setting Sun. Later I cropped the bottom portion and added a frame.
So, enjoy fertile spring!!
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moroskat (46) 2006-05-06 19:36
Interesting photo. I like the composition and the greadient of colour in the background. Maybe try and darken the background colours. Also, wondering why the silhouette is blurred, out of focus or on purpose? Nice shot.
jinju (14265) 2006-05-07 3:01
This is quite cool. I even like te lack of focus as the background is so beautiful. Maybe Id like to see the sign a bit smaller and more background. Maybe small enough to fill in just a 1/4 of the shot with 3/4 being the sky. But overall a very stylish shot.
pranab (5354) 2006-05-09 4:08
a tribute to spring, new life. your narration adds life to the shot. i like the color composition here.
somnath (220) 2006-05-09 8:46
Nice snap, interesting note, thanx for sharing.
archanabhimasen (270) 2006-05-10 4:51
Interesting and informative.
Amphitrite (1716) 2007-10-18 11:23
Amazing figure and shot :)))
You have captured it with a nice bunch of colors.
Juntas (7960) 2009-11-10 6:47
Hi Sunil. Very nice silhouette. Great colors. Well done. BEst regards. PAulo
- Copyright: Sunil Menon (sun_web) (665)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-01-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Likely and unlikely duets... (Part I) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-06 17:36