Velakali performance | Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple, Trivandrum, Kerala, India | 2012
Velakali is a ritual art performed at temples in Kerala during festival time. The performers are dressed up like traditional soldiers with shields and swords/long canes.
Really love the reds, I would have loved to have seen this in person! Great capture Joshi and of course, thank you for sharing.
great shot! i like the point of focus and depth..
very very nice. Thanks for sharing.
Great shot and very interesing Joshi!!!
Excellent shot of this impressive group, great colors!
Very colorful, like India, Joshi! But I’d hate to be a real soldier and be that bare!
Joshi, don’t take me wrong… yet to get that Joshi-touch back. waiting…
I like very much the framing, the colors and the scenery
wow… just luv it
adipoliiii… d color is soo soothing!!
Nice photograph, Dan. Do you have more from this, would like to see
They are so beautiful dressed it’s hard to believe they are soldiers! Beautiful composition and a great depth in the photo Joshi!
Very nice, I like this photo.
You found a lovely framing and the right DOF , for this shot ! I like it ! Phil
beautiful depth of field, nice done
All ready to fight!
The DOF and focus are tremendous!
OH very stylish shot Joshi! Cool!
une danse de guerriers superbe !!!
Stunning! Love the colors!
Love the vibrancy of this shot!
Thanks for the visit!
Tu sais faire de belles choses en dehors des portraits
As usual, this is my second attempt to comment on your beautiful photo:) But the first attempt was in a village, so the internet cracked at the last minute. But this is to let you know that when your post comes alive on the blogosphere I am so eager to see what it would be!!! This post I like for these reasons–vibrancy of colors, I can sense motion in the pic–there is a continuity I feel, and it is so fresh that I was transported to the temple area and almost felt like I was seeing the performance in front of my eyes–great work!
Joshi….. I am sure you plan to host an exhibition of all your captures.The question now is…when and where ? It would be cliche to say….’awesome’ Click on…..
Great freezing of action. Well framed and timed.
thats y I love Kerala…most colourful…
Interesting photo with nice info on velakali
That is so beautiful! Rich colors!
Fantastic work with the focus and DOF in this photo!! Realy a powerfull shot!!
Very colorful and informative
The colours and composition are just amazing
Amazing , well done ….
Apart from being a dedicated visual artist, I am also a lifelong martial artist; predominantly of Shotokan Karate. It’s fascinating to me how the sizes of their shields are the same as those used in Somali martial arts that use spears, sticks and canes.
Good placement to get that shot.
Your photos are always very nice, i like them
Its a WoW capture lovd it…
Cool capture with great colors!
Amazing shot !
Fantastic colors and wonderful sense of movement. Excellent shot.
Colourful and potentially scary, if I were facing that number of men, pointing their swords at me! Excellent composition; thanks for the info too.
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Joshi, this is a really beautiful shot buddy. Well done on all accounts. I cannot wait to get to India!!! I will be in the country in a year!
love the colors and the atmosphere you captured
As always a great shot!!
NIce one again; thank you to share with us so beautiful scene of your country. Nicely done.
Have a nice day.
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