Arts and Culture Photography Travel Photography Tholpavakoothu February 21, 2014 Tholpavakoothu (Shadow puppetry) | Trivandrum, Kerala, India Read more: Tholpavakoothu (Shadow puppetry) Advertisements Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #India#Kerala#Ritual#Thiruvananthapuram Post navigation ← Weary Portrait of Job Kurian → 90 thoughts on “Tholpavakoothu” I’m impressed :) Reply ↓ You never ever fail to amuse, arouse and awe! Reply ↓ A dying art…. beautiful picture… Reply ↓ Beautiful light. Reply ↓ Nice snap! Reply ↓ Belle utilisation de la lumière, chouette photo ! Reply ↓ Unseen (behind the scene) insight! Reply ↓ I love the warm tones in the lighting, great job! Reply ↓ Very nice. I really like composition and color. Reply ↓ This is definitely an interesting art form. Lovely setting. Reply ↓ A beautiful composition! Lovely details! Great photowork! Reply ↓ Stunning soulful image! Reply ↓ beautiful lighting :) Reply ↓ Amazing !! Reply ↓ Kannur??? Reply ↓ The lighting is heavenly, Joshi. Reply ↓ the light is fantastic! complimenti! :P Reply ↓ Beautiful! I’m going to check this out on my next trip to Kerela… Reply ↓ Very good light ! Reply ↓ Beautiful!!! I love the lighting is awesome! Reply ↓ Great one as usual ! I missed this show of shadow puppetry during my visit to God’s own country ~ Kerala..hope I would make it next time .. Reply ↓ Awesome one.. Reply ↓ the atmosphere is unique Reply ↓ Love the lighting and the look of wonder and adulation on the child’s face. GREAT SHOT! BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED! Reply ↓ Beautiful low light capture. I like the processing very much. Reply ↓ Exciting light. Good expression and moment. Reply ↓ Beautiful Reply ↓ Powerful capture. Reply ↓ Super Shot Reply ↓ L’envers du décor du théâtre d’ombres ? Reply ↓ lovely Reply ↓ Mysteriously beautiful photo, with wonderful light and color. Reply ↓ I agree on the mystery. I love it. Reply ↓ very nice Reply ↓ Splendid shot, Joshi. I could feel the ambience. Reply ↓ You’ve created a very good mood in this shot. Reply ↓ A wonderful shot which heavenly touch……. Reply ↓ A wonderful shot with heavenly touch……. Reply ↓ fantastic light! wonderful photo! Reply ↓ Love the man in silhouette and boy’s expression. The light on his face is very nice. Reply ↓ Very nice! Reply ↓ Magical: -) Reply ↓ Excellent image – as a boy, I saw a shadow puppet troupe from Bali. Didn’t realize India had a shadow puppet tradition… Reply ↓ Wow. Great composition, great light. Just a great photo overall. Reply ↓ That’s a great frame my friend. Reply ↓ Your captures are always a pleasure! Reply ↓ Nice photo! Reply ↓ Simply brilliant. Reply ↓ Truly Awesome click Reply ↓ Different than what I’m used to seeing from you. I really like this one – the light on the boys face, his expression – beauty. Reply ↓ One of the weapons that Bhadrakali wields appears to be a handle with a long double-edged blade extending from each end. What is that called? Reply ↓ The light and silhouette here is wonderful-beautiful work Joshi! Reply ↓ Light is amazing. Reply ↓ awesome! Reply ↓ Fantastic. The light is absolutely perfect! Reply ↓ Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post, Joshi, your work is truly powerful and magnificent. Reply ↓ love the tones and lighting on this one Reply ↓ Wonderful use of light! Reply ↓ Very nice shot Joshi. I like the way it captures an almost ancient and yet timeless moment… :-) Reply ↓ amazing art! Reply ↓ Superb Joshi. Reply ↓ Love that kid’s expression and the play on lights in this one :)) Reply ↓ Behind the scene!! Gorgeous shot Joshi. Reply ↓ interesting – good use of the light. Reply ↓ Such a sensory provoking capture – brilliant! Reply ↓ intéressante cette lumière Reply ↓ You know very well to play with light shades….just wow Reply ↓ It’s easier to say Shadow Puppetry isn’t it? Simple soothing lovely Reply ↓ Kind of eerie and magical. Reply ↓ Great atmosphere. Reply ↓ A most striking shot Joshi, the shadow of man . . . Reply ↓ Stunning Images, as usual. Very inspiring! Reply ↓ Amazing light, and I love the expression on the boy’s face:-) Reply ↓ Liked the angle and lighting tone. :-) Reply ↓ extraordinary work… Reply ↓ great pic Reply ↓ Wow excellent pics. I like wht I see I’m definitely following your blog :D Reply ↓ It reminds me of the tale about Death and the three brothers told in one of those Harry Potter movies. The light here knows it has to be artistic enough to make room for a classy shadow. And you know very well how to capture them both! Reply ↓ This reminds me of the tale about Death and the three brothers told by using shadow puppets in one of those Harry Potter movies. The light here knows it has to be artistic enough to make room for a clash shadow. And you capture them both, light and shadow, very well! Reply ↓ … classy* shadow… is what I meant. Reply ↓ Love the mood in this shot. Reply ↓ awesome Reply ↓ Great capture. I love shadow puppetry from the front, but this is an interesting glimpse behind the scenes. Reply ↓ Great use of light and dark. Awesome photo Reply ↓ An excellent work.. Reply ↓ wow, u really nailed down those tones with warm lights, the pic speaks about the art and artists Reply ↓ So beautiful. The lighting is strong. I love this Reply ↓ Mesmerising.. Reply ↓ Wonderfully composed photo. Would love to have seen the opposite side of the screen! Reply ↓ Beautiful. Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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