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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-07
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
Exposure: f/4.2, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2013/03/01 'Madness' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2013-03-01 12:16
Viewed: 2424
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I'm sure many people would agree that using dead animals to decorate your front door is a strange custom. Looks sort of wild west here with the water buffalo skulls adorning the wall of this Ifugao hut high in the forested hills of Luzon Island. Added a little saturation & played around with the levels.

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Hi Chris,

It is very strange to decorate a house with a dead animal head. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the animal head. It is clear and precise. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.


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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-03-01 12:55]

Hi Chris.

Teheheheehe, yes I do too, but know we all are different in our own way.

stv ;o))

Hi Chris, it was the colours that attracted me to your shot.The composition is interesting and the tight crop enables us to see the details quite clearly.
Is the custom anything to do with superstition?
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2013-03-01 14:21]

Hi Chris,
Nice colours and textures in this one.
Unusual, yes, but no different to our maori bone carving, scrimshaws etc.
Definitely not what I would hang on our front door.


Excellent entry, Chris and great thought.
From a purely photographic point of view, is a great performance.

Ciao Chris, very strange decoration, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful warm colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Our family have used water buffalo in our farm but I've never seen any of our tenants decorating their home with a skull. But Luzon and the Ifugaos are intirely different cultures. Nice capture of the skull with good pov and dof with nice details. I do like the color. Well done, tfs.

bonjour Chris
Nice colours and original composition
I am not really surprised that these skulls are adorning the wall.I should have done the same thing if I had a hut like this.What for me is really mad is to pretend to close the door with this thin stick which will not resist to the smallest pull... ;)))

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2013-03-04 10:04]


quelle compo superbe quelle cornes merveilleux et ces tons et couleur superbe image.

Bravo et amitiť

Interesting contribution to last Friday's theme, Chris!
Sharpness and POV are excellent, and colors are natural.
Good control on light and exposure too.
Well done!

Kind regards,

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