Rumah Gadang - Gadang House

Picture by herwindo


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  • February 23, 2011
  • Canon 7d
  • Sigma 10-20mm
  • Shooting Style Tripod
  • Shoots Number Multiple Exposure
  • Exposures Number -2, 0, 2
  • Editing Software Photoshop / Others / Photomatix Pro
  • File Format RAW
  • Notes
traditional house

17 Comments

23 Feb 12:52
herwindo

"Rumah gadang/ Gadang House" (Minangkabau: "big house") - or more correctly called by Minangkabau people rumah bagonjong (Minangkabau: "house with horn-like roof") - are the traditional homes (Indonesian: "rumah adat") of the Minangkabau. The architecture, construction, internal and external decoration, and the functions of the house reflect the culture and values of the Minangkabau. A rumah gadang serves as a residence, a hall for family meetings, and for ceremonial activities. With the Minangkabau society being matrilineal, the rumah gadang is owned by the women of the family who live there - ownership is passed from mother to daughter. The houses have dramatic curved roof structure with multi-tiered, upswept gables. Shuttered windows are built into walls incised with profuse painted floral carvings. The term rumah gadang usually refers to the larger communal homes, however, smaller single residences share many of its architectural elements.

23 Feb 13:12
digicam

Composition and Excellent Focus throughout makes this image a Favorite. I admire your Processing Skills.

23 Feb 13:25
bbasham

Nice one, thanks for the description

23 Feb 13:45
tigress

Very cool composition Erwin, and your usual top notch processing. Great work!

23 Feb 14:24
fernandillo

Increíble lugar!! Increíble momento.

23 Feb 17:08
sablin

Very nice scene and hdr processing!

23 Feb 17:47
ruhri

Excellent!

23 Feb 18:31
iciworm

Great POV and the sky looks terrific, nice one.

23 Feb 18:39
jesper

nice bunch of houses.Difficult to make perfection here - but nice job

23 Feb 18:40
jesper

...forgot

23 Feb 20:24
pecoreproduction

Very nice scene herwindo, well done again ;)

23 Feb 20:53
gere72

Favourite!!! It's a great composition, processing and colors. Well done!

23 Feb 22:20
iphonefarmer

Excellent job!

23 Feb 23:15
smallebxl

Superb shot with a great processing, like it.

24 Feb 23:27
kajzu

Nice! Great colors!

25 Feb 05:47
raju_raiz611

love it

28 Oct 16:37
esemplici

Grandi Dettgli

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