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Vaasal (Courtyard) ...

Posted by
Sunder (Chennai, India) on 21 February 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Open courtyard in a typical house in rural south India.

During the harvest festival - Pongal -the clay pots are used for cooking "Pongal" in the courtyard.

Kolam - Designs made during festival using rice powder can be seen in the front.

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Très graphique et jolie lumière ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée.

21 Feb 2011 7:42am

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Beautifully framed, good composition of lines!

21 Feb 2011 7:57am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb composition, Sunder! I like your creative use of light and shadow.

21 Feb 2011 7:57am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

One of your best ! Great lighting, loads of interest for us westerners. Lovely! Dumb question, the courtyard is lowered, is that so that people can sit around the edge?

21 Feb 2011 8:09am

@CElliottUK: Yup, thats the idea....

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely light and shadow.. beautiful shot.

21 Feb 2011 8:19am

Nina from Haute Loire, France

Very beautiful graphism and colors!...I like this architecture!

21 Feb 2011 8:24am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Nice shadows and light ^^

21 Feb 2011 8:26am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Nice graphic with these shadows and superb light. Good day.

21 Feb 2011 8:42am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Great use of the light and shadows, I like it.

21 Feb 2011 9:52am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Splendid ! A very beautiful composition !

21 Feb 2011 10:58am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

une superbe ambiance aux chaudes couleurs !!:)

21 Feb 2011 12:12pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful light and tones

21 Feb 2011 12:28pm

Vidya from Leeds, United Kingdom

Loved the frame

21 Feb 2011 12:29pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

wonderful light and shapes! I can see myself sitting, having a tea there :)

21 Feb 2011 2:35pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great capture...Wonderful light.

21 Feb 2011 2:50pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Photo with a beautiful composition, light ans lines

21 Feb 2011 3:59pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot of this beautiful courtyard. I've always liked the idea of having a place with an interior, open to the sky, courtyard. Fine image of this one.

21 Feb 2011 4:48pm

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

Wonderfully captured with this light/shadow play!

21 Feb 2011 5:45pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

The shadows are cast so perfectly !!

21 Feb 2011 6:01pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great light set ! Nice shot.

21 Feb 2011 6:40pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine pov. excellent composition and light

21 Feb 2011 7:09pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A beautiful shot, with these shadows

21 Feb 2011 7:09pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

A very nice living space.

21 Feb 2011 7:52pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Wonderful lighting here. I love the lines/shadows. How very interesting.

21 Feb 2011 8:56pm

António Pires from Lisbon, Portugal

Well composed.

21 Feb 2011 9:33pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

love the orderly compo of this image! thanks for the interesting insight into traditional indian architecture!

21 Feb 2011 9:42pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Those are interesting stoves in this traditional house. I especially like the two burner model.

21 Feb 2011 9:54pm

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

Nice graphic with these shadows and superb light, well composed.

21 Feb 2011 11:02pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

super shot, great shadow and light

21 Feb 2011 11:02pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful sunlight image Sunder! The warm colours and textures make it most appealing! Well seen and captured! ;-)

21 Feb 2011 11:28pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautifully composed as you waited for the perfect timing when the sunlight centered on the courtyard. I love the shadow of the grating cast from above.

21 Feb 2011 11:54pm

Julie from Easton, United States

Really nice composition on this shot, and interesting facts! Thanks!

22 Feb 2011 12:28am

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

Very nice light and patterns.

22 Feb 2011 1:22am

Becky from los angeles, United States

peaceful - colors and light and natural beauty in this beautiful image.

22 Feb 2011 2:16am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

The light through the door or fence is really wonderfully illuminating this scene.

22 Feb 2011 2:38am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Beautiful light and image! Love the details and tones! Well done Sunder! Stunning composition!!!!

22 Feb 2011 2:39am

Sam from Chennai, India

Very nice presentation of 'Vaasal' ... Every thing happens here ... :)

22 Feb 2011 3:33am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Superb. I like the way you nailed the shadows.

22 Feb 2011 4:49am

Anne from a little red dot, Singapore

Superb lighting and shadow with those lines...beautiful composition !

22 Feb 2011 12:22pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Great capture

26 Feb 2011 9:50am