Monday, May 30, 2005

Hari Kaamatan

Kaamatan


Wares


Tribes


Musicians


Beads

Selamat Hari Kaamatan!

Kotobian Tadau Tagazo Do Kaamatan!

Wish I was at the Penampang Kadazan Dusun Cultural Center today but work has forced me to miss this year's celebration. Hope those who could make it have fun. To those unfamiliar with Kaamatan it is the month long harvest festival celebrated by the Kadazan Dusuns (the largest ethnic group here in Sabah) culmulating to the two day finale held at here yearly in Penampang. All pictures taken during the 2003 Kaamatan festival, Penampang, Sabah.

Photo credits belong as well to Adrian King

9 comments:

Jeremy said...

For some time now, something about your pictures were bothering me. I didn't quite know what it was. But now I do.

Your pictures all have nearly infinite depth of field! Everything's sharp! All of it!

My pictures on the other hand have large swaths of out-of-focus areas. I'm not saying one is better than the other, only it's a different look. For landscapes, infinite DOF is a great thing to have; for some other shots, selective focus is absolutely necessary.

To see what I mean by large swaths of OOF areas,

see here

here,

and here.

Adrian said...

Jeremy, thats an automatic point and shoot digital... And no, Kervin cant afford big aperture prime lenses... You arent playing fair if you are comparing a F1.4 prime lens with a F2.8 zoom lens on a digital.

My photos suffer from that too. Thats why I try to work with macros or single focus point photo to avoid the infinite depth problem...

Kervin said...

Sigh yup, it's a fixed lens without the range I truly want, I need a SLR with interchangeable lens for the techniques but am without the cash, dilemma eh.

Adrian said...

Kerv... I believe I took the majority of those photos... Of the lizards, the dance and the flea market and the bunch of girls. Only one I am not sure of is whether the photo of the sompotan players were taken by me. I am sure I took some, but not sure if the one you posted is mine. You copyright infringing baka...

Kervin said...

What to do sharing camera then, credits given to you mah, though didn't have time to change to copyright. Acknowledged you already, I took two shots there, we took multiples of each subject leh, the girls mostly taken by you and the lizzie.

Adrian said...

Ah... The new month brings a new paycheck. I shall appropriate myself a D70s come end of the month, if all goes well. If it goes better than expected, I shall buy a 12-24mm F4 together with a 10.5mm fisheye. I love fisheyes, even with the distortion.

On the other hand, I saw a used Leica MP selling for around 140,000 Yen, which is dirt cheap. Plus it comes along with a 50mm F/1 (wooo!!!) and a 35mm F/2.8.

Ah... Decisions... decisions...

Kervin said...

Aaaarrgrggghhhh!!!!! turning green

Jeremy said...

A Leica MP -- body alone, mind you -- priced so low is suspect. The Noctilux itself is worth that much.

But a D70s sounds nice...

Adrian said...

Yeah I know. Its a used unit. New ones go for about 440,000 yen, so thats less than a quarter of the price.

For sure I'll try it out if I ever decide on it. But I seriously think the D70s plus a lens or two makes more sense these days...