Another Lunar Cycle

A new hope, a new beginning and a new spirit. Today 14th February 2010 all Chinese over the world celebrating their New Year 2010 (more info here). The celebration starts yesterday 13th February 2010. So their people at The Hague…

This year the celebration was even bigger than last year celebration. This might because of the new opening of the two gates recently. There are three kind of  street performance. The Lion Dance, the Dragon Dance, and another performance held by two persons walking on long wooden stick, wearing traditional chinese mask and clothes.   To my observation the enthusiasm of people are bigger this year.

These are  images taken during the celebration on the streets at the Chinese District (see our article Entering the Year of the Tiger).

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56 Responses to “Another Lunar Cycle”

  1. erwin flohr Says:

    nice illustrated report of the Chinese Newyear – my compliments.

  2. Baskoro Wardono Says:

    Jos,

    Thanks for sharing the news and great pics …

  3. catrin Says:

    sharp and nice street photography…great job jos…

  4. esoegondo Says:

    You are really have a great tiger and dragon eyes (sari n jos)…amazing n fully impressive album for chinese new year that I’ve seen before…thanks for sharing this album…:)

  5. Kees Says:

    A stunning photo essay with the colour red as the main thread in the story. It is fantastic to see how the oriental culture is being celebrated abroad and the photo presentation here is a wonderful capture of this. Nice work, by both of you, Jos and Ambarum! Chapeau!

    • Jos Runarka Says:

      Many thanks for your visit and extensively comment on our images. It is also difficult to work on raw situations so a well composed image can be made. For us it is interesting that the enthusiasm of the european – dutch are big for such events. Seem everybody were exciting at that moment. In our country such events are showed only recently since our previous President Abdurahman Wahid or Gus Dur that push to be more tolerant against other culture and not to suppress other culture to take the name or culture of the majority….

    • Ambarum Sari Says:

      Thanks Kees for your comments and visit. Although it was cold, we and everybody enjoy the moments….

  6. Christpher Chen Says:

    That first picture took my breath away.

    Amazing captures, thanks so much for sharing them with me! 😀

    • Ambarum Sari Says:

      Thanks for seeing and commenting Christopher! The owner of that shoe and dress will definitively take your breath away 😉

      Sari

  7. Alexander F.W. Says:

    Waw…
    Amazing….
    Saya kehabisan kata2 untuk mengungkapkan semua hal di atas….
    You have done great job…. Salut buat anda…
    Andai saja saya bisa membantu lebih dekat….
    I wish….

    • Ambarum Sari Says:

      Thank you so much Alexander… My husband and I feel honored by the offer from you, unfortunately we live far away from Indonesia.. Thanks for visiting..

  8. Christian Andrianto Says:

    I am really amazed to see the pictures. I feel that other cultures are also in respect there, and really felt very thick atmosphere of Chinese New Year celebration. Even the Chinese culture on show in celebration of Chinese New Year ..

    • Jos Runarka Says:

      Thanks for visiting our blog and commenting our images. The Chinese community in The Netherlands plays an important factor in trading, I believe 🙂

  9. Suhadi Says:

    Great shoot, nice compo and very very creative idea, success for all of you

  10. Silvano Says:

    The images are very beautiful and very interesting is the cultural content of this people.I love this kind of photos!!

    • Jos Runarka Says:

      Thanks Silvano about your meaning about our series. What I try is to capture the mood, tension during the celebration….

    • Ambarum Sari Says:

      Many thanks Silvano for leaving a comment on our blog. We feel honored by that! Can’t wait your Venice series of the carnival celebration….

      All the best,

      Sari

  11. Dario Di Franco Says:

    Chinese New Year is always very charming!
    And the photos are very beautiful!
    My heartfelt congratulations !!!

  12. NBY MataHati Says:

    I really enjoyed the representation here.
    Very nice and with passion.

    Bravo!
    Warmest regards,

    NBY

    • Jos Runarka Says:

      Hi NBY, also our thanks for your visit and comment on our images. After all the eye and mind are the most important thing, more important than the gear 😉

  13. Andreas Kartawinata Says:

    Laporan pandangan mata yang sangat menarik, serasa kita menonton sendiri disana. Very well done report.

  14. Gérard Tournebize Says:

    Very good work, I particularly like the photos 1,5,13 congratulations!

    • Jos Runarka Says:

      Hi Gerard, many thanks for your visit and I am pleased you like our images especially 1,5 and 13 :)…
      All the best with you!

      Sari and Jos

  15. Anton Nugroho Says:

    luar biasa..kami menunggu hasil karya mb Sari yang lain ya..

    • Ambarum Sari Says:

      Pak Anton Nugroho…terima kasih banyak sudah meluangkan waktu untuk melihat blog kami berdua. Nanti kami beritahukan apabila ada posting baru. Sukses untuk Anda juga.

  16. Ali Santoso Says:

    Its very amazing photos that you had taken at there.
    I like the moment, I like the color and I like the style you got all of them.

    Thanks so much Sari, for sharing those georgous photos with me.

    • Ambarum Sari Says:

      Dear Ali,

      Many thanks for appreciating our work photo, on this page an essay about the Chinese district at The Hague and their Celebration of the Year of the Golden Tiger . We feel honored . Good luck to you too

  17. Felix Susanto Says:

    Wow amazing.
    Good photo n good atraction. But very little accessories xin xia.

    • Ambarum Sari Says:

      Dear Felix,

      yup, the accessories should take from china, but with the extra ordinary performance street that make the atmosphere like in Shanghai.. Thank you

  18. Pratiwi Setyaningrum Says:

    if I have to choose best pics from this event, I’ll choose 3 picts (counting from above) number 13th, 20th, and 28th.

    Mas Jos, mbak Sari, aku pilih ketiga foto ini karena mereka bercerita. jadi dengan melihat saja kita tahu oh ini karnaval tahun baru China, lalu muncul naga lalu angpau, lalu carnivals.
    Memotret sebuah event, sebisanya harus yang bisa bercerita. maka foto yang bisa ‘dipakai’ untuk keperluan reportasi adalah potret yang ‘bercerita’
    seperti tiga foto di atas. bukannya yang lain tidak bagus, tetapi kurang bercerita. Saranku, jika hendak melampirkan potongan moment, sebaiknya masukkan dulu foto yang memperlihatkan keseluruhan, baru kemudian foto-foto detail.. mas Jos.. untuk event kali ini aku lebih suka dengan fotofoto yang berwarna dari pada yang BW, karena keunikan pesta tahun baru china adalah ya di ngejreng merah dan emasnya itu mas, hehe.. itu menurutku lhoo..

    For the two of you.. great job! I know it’s so dificult to take pics in the crowd and on moving objects! u’ve done it so well!! barvo! ^o^)9

    • Ambarum Sari Says:

      Dear Pratiwi..

      Thank you for appreciate , input and support for us.. Hopefully, we are encouraged to continue with our work

  19. fekhi Says:

    very very nice pciture 🙂
    like it, love it 🙂

  20. Andreas Lee Says:

    Jos.. you are a very talented photographer.. i likes how you capture and gentle treatment of images !! love it…

  21. Iputu adi Says:

    salam kenal, seneng bgt di kenalin web ini sama mba sari.. hebat nya banyak bgt moment yg d tangkep apalagi yg pake B/w gaya street nya makin kerasa bgt.. yang jelas daftar teman indonesia yg suka street photography bertambah.. sekali lagi salam kenal mas Jos.. smoga foto2 mba sari dan mas Jos juga menambah inspirasi buat saya,, salam kenal putu adi. 🙂

  22. ario pandu Says:

    wahhhhhhhh… klo di liat dari poto2 nya gk komen deh… poto2 nya keren semua, mantap.. very nice…

    klo dari poto2 nya aja udah keren pasti acara nya juga keren, mbak sari…kapan2 ajak2 donk klo ada liputan di luar.. hihi…

    buat mbak Sari, sukses ya mbak…

    Ario, jogjakarta Indonesia

  23. Eko Says:

    Keren hasil fotonya… Wah bisa hunting bareng nih kapan-kapan.. 🙂 Mari kita saling berkunjung… (berharap bisa ke EU mode:ON)

  24. elza cohen Says:

    very nice pictures!

    • Jos Runarka Says:

      Dear Elza,

      thank you very much for your visit and leaving an impression on our blog!

      regards,

      Jos Runarka and Ambarum Sari

  25. elzacohen Says:

    Thanks Jos, I love her photos! very great!

  26. Rosdiana Pesulima Says:

    Bagus2 sekali photo2 kalian berdua, fantastic’ bunda kagum sekali.
    Semoga sukses terus selamanya yah’ bunda do’akan dari jauh.

    Kiss & hugs always with love……………GBU

    • Ambarum Sari Says:

      Hallo Bunda Ros,

      Terima kasih Bunda Ros sudah menyempatkan diri mengunjungi blog ini tentunya juga support atas karya foto aku dan suami.

      Selamat berkarya juga Bunda dengan aneka masakan yang mak nyuus . Big Kisses with love too

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