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The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts   3 comments


The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Season starts with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang.

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang   3 comments


Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Today – 3rd. August, 2016 is the Chinese 1st. Day of the Lunar Seventh Moon that is the month of the Taoist Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang. It also marked the start of Wayang or Chinese Opera Season in my hometown. Thus it is the time for my nocturnal photo-shooting.

SP Lim

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

Start of the Hungry Ghost Festival in Penang

The Wayang or Chinese Opera Photographers   2 comments


We, Ch’ng Shi P’ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement dated Sunday, 3rd. August, 2014

It was in Mandarin so I equally do not know in details that was actually written,

It was written in Mandarin so I do not know in details that was actually written.

 

 

 

I was featured as one of the photographers for Wayang or Chinese Opera in the Kwong Wah Jit Poh newspaper supplement today – Sunday, 3 August 2014.

SP Lim

We, Ch'ng Shi P'ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement dated Sunday, 3 August 2014.

We, Ch’ng Shi P’ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement dated Sunday, 3 August 2014.

We, Ch'ng Shi P'ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement dated Sunday, 3 August 2014.

We, Ch’ng Shi P’ng and yours truly, were featured on Kwong Wah Yit Poh newspaper today on Wayang or Chinese Opera Supplement dated Sunday, 3 August 2014.

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 from the “Visit Penang 2016 July IV Newsletter”   Leave a comment


Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator II
Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:12
Date: 3 August – 31 August

Venue: Along the streets of Penang *refer to schedule

The month long annual Hungry Ghost Festival this year falls on 3 August to 31 August 2016.The Chinese believe that every year, the Gates of Hell are opened for spirits and ghosts to return to earth and roam freely in search of food and to visit their living ancestors.

Various prayers, religious activities, opera performances and puppet theaters will be conducted throughout the month at various venues as shown in the schedule.

Some of the highlights are Teochew and Hokkien Puppet Show and Opera performances and etc. Elaborate costumes and make-up, exaggerated expressions, dramatic movements, and storytelling through singing are the things one can expect of a Chinese opera performance.

Back in the days before television, this performance art was the height of entertainment, typically performed by travelling troupes. It is now a dying art, with just a handful of opera troupes still actively performing and even then, their appearances are usually limited to celebratory occasions like the Hungry Ghost Festival.

The Puppet Play is a cultural heritage of Penang. This miniature form of opera is often staged during the feast days of various Taoist deities as entertainment for the gods. This is mostly a Teochew form of performing art, though there are Hokkien puppet troupes as well.

For more information and enquiries, please email to  info@visitpenang.gov.my

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016

Penang Hungry Ghost Festival 2016

Extracted from : –   Visit Penang 2016  July IV  Newsletter

Wayang or Chinese Opera Season is around the corner   Leave a comment


Wayang or Chinese Opera Season is around the corner

In a couple of weeks’ time, the Wayang or Chinese Street Opera Season shall be in town owing to the month-long Hungry Ghosts’ Festival. I always liked to photo-shoot during these Chinese Opera during this time.

Wayang or Chinese Street Opera during the Penang's Hungry Ghosts Festival.

Wayang or Chinese Street Opera during the Penang’s Hungry Ghosts Festival.

 

The Making Up before the Performance.

The Making Up before the Performance.

 

The Royal Court Official.

The Royal Court Official.

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”   Leave a comment


BLOGGING UNIVERSITY, PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENTS

 

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Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

 

My submission for this assignment is the triumphant celebration of the victory over the enemies by these Cinese Opera performers. As the Hungry Ghosts’ Festival is approaching in a couple of months, you shall see more of these Chinese Opera snap-shots as it is my favourite photo-shooting time as we can see a variety of these Chinese Opera Troupes performing in Penang.

SP Lim

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

 


 

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

Day Ten: “Triumph” — Turn Up the Contrast

Triumph comes in all shapes and sizes: Your short story, accepted for publication in your favorite magazine. Your baby’s first step. Or the reward at the end of a cold winter walk: a massive elm tree standing beautifully in the light.

 

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

Developing Your Eye II, Day Ten: “Triumph”

 

What does triumph mean to you?

Today’s Tip: Triumph usually denotes drama, no matter whether it’s big or small. Playing with contrast is a great way to enhance a photo for a more dramatic effect. Pump up the contrast in today’s snapshot.

Visit the resource page for tips on playing with contrast. Remember to tag your post with #developingyoureye and check the Reader to see posts from fellow course participants!

Publish a new post

Cheers,
Cheri and the WordPress.com Team

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Photo 101 ~ Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared – The Looking Glass of Beauty   6 comments


Photo 101

Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared – The Looking Glass of Beauty

Day 17 - Glass, squared

Photo 101 ~ Photo 101 ~ Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared – The Looking Glass of Beauty

As a regular photographer at a Wayang or Chinese Opera performances, I also photo-shoot of the female performers of this Troupes. One must try not to intrude while taking the photographs of these performers. We always ask permission from the Troupe Manager and/or Owner and especially from these female performers for permission to take the portraits of them making-up their faces and wearing their head-dresses. The make-up is very dark and usually behind the props of the performing stage. It is my preference not to use my flash as shadows shall disappear away thus leaving a flat image. Patience and taking numerous snaps are the important actions of a seasoned Wayang photographer.

For this assignment on Glass, I submit three photographs on “Looking Glasses or Mirrors” used by these female Wayang performers to make-up before the performances and the third photograph of the yellow glass sculpture.

Day 17

Photo 101 ~ Photo 101 ~ Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared – The Looking Glass of Beauty 2

Apology as I can only download my assignment only after 10.30 pm tonight as my internet was down from late morning till 10.30 pm tonight.

Day 17

The Glass of Yellow. The yellow glass sculpture with the lighting and shadow designs.

I managed to capture this yellow & white glass sculpture with the lighting and shadow designs.

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Day Seventeen: Glass, Squared
I’ve always been drawn to glass: windows, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces. Glass is fun to experiment with when taking pictures, resulting in multi-layered and unexpected shots.

Consider this landscape from an estate near Inverness in Scotland:

Photo 101 Day 17.1

It’s a lovely landscape, but what happens if we place an old, creaky window between the viewer and this garden?

Photo 101 Day 17.2

Even if you prefer the view without the window, note how this pane of glass introduces a story and adds a layer of complexity to the image. What’s the story behind this estate? Who’s looking out the window?

Incorporate glass in today’s image: a window, a mirror, a wine glass, sunglasses, or something else. It doesn’t matter what form the glass takes.

Today’s Tip: We’ve practiced shooting at different angles and from unique POVs. How can you interact with glass to create an interesting photo?

Look through.
Look between.
Find an unconventional surface.
Experiment with your flash both on and off.
Place a glass object against a totally white background.
Shine an artificial light source on it.
Cheers,
Josh R. and the WordPress.com Team

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