King Gesar Dance

In my previous post, Mahakala Dance, I promised that I would be doing a separate post on the King Gesar Dance which was also performed during the Wealth, Long Life & Wisdom Grand Puja in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia over last weekend.

While Mahakala Dance was performed by three dancers, King Gesar Dance was only performed by one dancer. I am sure both dances have their own significant meanings, though the meaning and story behind the dances are lost on me without having to seek Google’s help.

H.E. the IX Kyabje Drupka Choegon Rinpoche conducted this grand puja, which was held over last weekend (Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th of April, 2009) for two full days at Tow Boh Keong Hall in Ipoh. Prior to this, he also conducted similar programmes in Kuala Lumpur and Johor Bahru.



It’s too bad that these photos did not turn out too well. They seem pretty noisy, don’t they? The flash must have acted up AGAIN! It’s too bad that I wasn’t able to video these dances. They would make a great addition to what I have on YouTube.

With love

4 thoughts on “King Gesar Dance

  1. Noisy photos is an indication that the ISO level in the camera is set very high. It is needed to capture and freeze fast moving subjects and to take pictures in low light (higher ISO better sensitivity to light)

    Smaller CMOS censors (in compacts) tend to produce very high noise even at low ISO levels 🙁 .

    This is the case with most point and shoot cameras as well as most cameras in phones.

    HIH

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  2. Hi Peng Tuck!

    Thanks for your comment.

    You know, I really have no idea how to maximize the use of my camera. I just set it to auto and click away.

    I would appreaciate if you could guide me on how to capture fast moving objects like dances and performances. I read the manual but don’t get it!

    Thanks in advance!

  3. I think you are doing ok. Just that point and shoot cameras will have higher noise in images due to their smaller sensors. In any case you can check out my Bali post. I set it to a pretty high ISO to capture the flaming monkey and the details in low light.

    Experiment is the key. Once you’re comfortable with your camera (no matter which model) you’ll start to take great pictures.

    Peng Tuck´s last blog post…Ipoh Trip

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