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Name recorder by Nattygrego Name recorder by Nattygrego
During my time in a village, I assisted at a funeral, the man on the photo is writting down the name of the people who came on sheet of papers. Those will be put with the coffin at his final resting place.
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Name recorder by ~Nattygrego ( Featured by xbastex )
:iconwchild:
wchild Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Very beautiful and powerful picture.
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:iconnattygrego:
Nattygrego Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thx buddy
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:iconbagigi:
Bagigi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Wonderful picture!
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo recording something very special
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
glad you appreciated it
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beachelf Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
:wave: Hello Nattygrego.. I have a message for you from the group..

:iconhot-y-chromosomes:

..we included this deviation in our "May-nificent Feature" journal.. Here's the [link]
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thx mate. much appreciated
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Kittique Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it <3
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DrawHui Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
悼念 姑父 +Name
mourn the husband of one's father's sister
女(女儿)
daughter
赵(indeterminacy)芳若(indeterminacy)
Zhao fang ruo(Name)

婿(女婿)
son-in-law
刘显(indeterminacy)钰
Liu xian yu

well,I don't know if this is right.The photo is touching!It's seldom in cities.By the way,where's the village?I think it is a northern village in China,right?
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're almost there, but you've got wrong on some concept. here we're not talking about son in law or daughter in law, but this you can't find it out cause there's a character at the top which we can't really see, and it says "外“。 It stands for the idea that the people who actually came, are not close relationship with the mourning family.
And one last thing, it's not zhao fang ruo, but zhao fang xi hehehe. Anyway, you've sorted it pretty well, and this wasn't easy hehehe ! well played.
it's in hubei province, in a minority ethnic group called "tujia".
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DrawHui Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
To forgive me my mistakes.OTL
And thank you for your reply~
I have a "Tujia" classmate,maybe i can ask him more about "Tujia"~
Hubei?I have never been to there.Now,i have a dream.I want visit the whole China~(Maybe it is difficult for me……)
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Give it a try, cause it def worth it !!!
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cillanoodle Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this photo. The story behind it is so touching!
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JackieStarSister Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice photograph, and interesting backstory too. I agree with Blacksand459, this is magazine worthy.
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How neat! Definitely a glimpse of a world (read: traditions) many Westerners will never imagine, much less see in person.
This is the kind of shot I would expect to see in National Geographic Magazine. That's how good it is.

You should try submitting it to NGM...see if they'll accept it. :nod:
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
hehehehe, well, you are given to see it here, and that already makes me truly happy. cheers mate
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Blacksand459 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers!
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batmantoo Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on your DD! :)
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks buddy !!!
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saillytheshippy Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Sometimes the most basic actions show the most soul. He looks like he takes his work seriously and every character of each name is painted beautifully. The fact that all this is for a man who has already passed makes this man even more inspiring. Looking at this photo reminds me that little details like caring for someone's name matter. Even though it looks like he has a lot to do (he has a lot of rice and the composition of the photo emphasizes the 'clutter'), he sits down and devotes some time to those papers. Of all the things he could do, even when no one would be able to read those letters again, he still writes. This picture highlights the papers so they look crisp white and give a 'heavenly' glow to them. This in turn makes the black ink stand out against the shadows of the surroundings. You also caught light on the old man's hair - as if he's in a 'praying' state while writing these names...there's probably a better way to put this, but I can't think of it at the moment. This is a really serene moment and I love it.
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for your time to comment on this photo and share the feelings it gives you. really appreciate it.
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theGREATorange Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
are those rice i see in the background?
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:iconnattygrego:
Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
some are corn, some are rice hehehe
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Interesting, thanks for sharing the picture. It's an interesting custom and a well composed image. Very aesthetic. :D
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
much appreciated mate !
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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Sigma-Echo-Seven Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Writer
Great capture!
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thx
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zippip Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
What a perfect photo. What an awesome tradition. Thank you for sharing.
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
the pleasure is all mine. happy you enjoy it !
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Psycho-Dragon-Girl Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It is almost beautiful in a sobering way about how short life is but we will still be well taken care of even in death by those around us.
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yep, true.
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DNA-The-Authoress Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Is this in Japan? Either way, lovely piece. :)
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
not in Japan, I took this in central China.
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DNA-The-Authoress Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Okay. I wasn't sure since they use some of the same characters. It's still a lovely piece. :heart:
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Toolbazar Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
DD!!!!! YIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :love:
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nez content !!! grace au "virus" que tu nous a refiller lapin !!!
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Sidian07 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
How beautiful…
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
glad you like it. cheers
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Wolf-of-the-West Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a very nice shot.
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thx mate
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StarJosherson Featured By Owner May 11, 2012   General Artist
This is so interesting and fascinating.
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:iconnattygrego:
Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah, particular moment indeed... thx for liking it
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StarJosherson Featured By Owner May 12, 2012   General Artist
no prob. ^^
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I love the beautiful solemnity of this piece. I am not a painter, but this portrait would be an excellent subject. Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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Nattygrego Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cheers my friend !
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demonfiren Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
I can't help but remain quite silent here.
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piquantgirl Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
adorable :) looks like shot from some movie :)
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Bat-GurL Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Photographer
love the black and white composite.
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DougNZ Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Man, you must have set a record from upload to DD!! Congrats :D
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