Those who never been to my turtle’s blog might not know that I enjoy taking photo, of course in that blog most photos are of my baby turtles. My ‘weapon’ is only a simple pocket digital camera…I still don’t have that SLR camera….I want to have it one day but right now it is not possible.
Moving on now…I don’t want to linger with my hope of having SLR camera 😉 For the love of photography, I have been joining Wordless Wednesday for months, but of course it is mostly my baby turtles, you can see their Wordless Wednesday collection here. Last Sunday, when I visited TBM’s blog, 50 Year Project, I discover a new photo challenge in Jake Spinter’s SUNDAY POST.
This week’s theme is Culture, a perfect theme for photos I took in Padang last January.
What do you think this picture is?
Let’s take a closer look!
A much closer look
Yup!! Those are Kites!! But they are not small kites, they are big kites.
Those photos were taken when I visited Padang for my mom’s Tagak Batu procession. My dad took me to his brother’s (my uncle) house and on the way there we saw a group of people doing an interesting competition.
The sky was filled with colorful dots, my simple camera couldn’t get great images bout of those distant dots….but I manage to capture what it despite the not so good quality. We got closer to the crowd and saw how huge the kites were. Here in Jakarta, where I live, I have never seen such big kites…there are a lot of small kites but never the big ones. In Padang, these big kites are very common.
The competition they held was to see the kite that flew straight and high. The ones that flew side ways were not the ones to be considered as the winner.
It was so fun watching those kites up in the air when the moon was already shone but the sun hadn’t left us yet.
Here is an edited photo of the kites
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