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Bharata Natyam
8 March 2004 ¹ ² ³ oochappan ©®

Bharata Natyam


Tamil Nadu is famous for their school of the Bharata Natyan in Chennai. A classical Indian dance
performed by the indicative rules of the Veeda's telling its story as a worship to Deity.

Every year at Poongal (the harvest-celebration of the rice on 15 January ) there is a dance-
festival at Mahabalipuram. This shot was taken at Ideal Beach Resort, a hotel a 3 km from Mamalla
next to Devaneri, a fisherman-village.
___________________ Welcome to Tamil Nadu ___________________

No flash, using the light of the local reddish spotlight, reflected by the sweat on her face, after the performance.

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Patrick André Perron07-May-2008 23:57
I'm going to india for vacation... have a lot of great inspiration from you...
thank you Master

kimene S11-Feb-2008 13:20
beautiful! VOTE
Guest 24-Jul-2007 04:52
kalakkuthu photo.good one.
nightowl22-Jul-2007 22:17
stunning portrait!
Ken DeFusco11-May-2007 15:36
Beautiful photo - composition and lighting spot on
Kaden Kratzer11-May-2007 05:36 she's giving ya the finger...Kewl dancer. Voted
raymond ker30-May-2006 09:27
What a brilliant portrait!
I just love the enigmatic expression, inscrutable gaze,
eloquent gesture of that little finger and
the oriental mystery.
And such technical mastery (composition, lighting,
harmonious colour and tonal palettes, etc.)
Superb masterpiece.
marie-jose wolff31-Mar-2006 23:59
superb portrait !
perfect lighting.
John Lumb16-Sep-2005 23:55
Guest 01-Mar-2005 10:44
Is she wants to go to Loo? ;)
I am kidding. excellent shot.
credit goes to both (Photographer & Performer)
Guest 01-Mar-2005 10:43
Is she wants to go to Loo? ;)
I am kidding. excellent short.
credit goes to both (Photographer & Performer)
cdsouza23-Nov-2004 03:31
This is really quite striking. The lighting is perfect!
Jim Chiesa24-Aug-2004 16:45
This is a beautiful image. The tones and lighting gives a warm tone to this inviting image.
Lovely shot !
Steven Caudill02-Jul-2004 20:52
I love this picture........
When I was in India I made a point in seeing two performances - I was able to take photos of the performers after the show.... (they're in my gallery - haha - I know - I little self-promotion) but seriously, this photo is really nice.
Guest 24-Jun-2004 00:22
Absolutely gorgeous. You've captured so much detail and so much warmth. Really beautiful.
Guest 23-Jun-2004 19:29
All your portraits are excellent, oochappan! Have fun with the MarkII.
I really like this picture, show us some more like this.
take care!
allison 22-Jun-2004 16:36
All your photographs are superb, and really hit the spot when I needed an India fix. Thank you.
Mattana27-May-2004 06:50
Beautiful portrait.