This is a wayang golek puppet from Indonesia. My kids had a little taste of Indonesia today on their visit to Indonesian cultural center (Balai Budaya) at the embassy. The lighting inside was pretty dim, which was my weakness as I never felt comfortable cranking up the ISO too high for the fear of too much noise. I did not want the aperture to open at its maximum width, and still want reasonable speed to freeze natural movements. This is definitely still in my ‘things to improve’ bucket.
Luckily this puppet was standing just right under the spot light, I just had to keep my hands steady to capture it with the sharpest focus. Despite the many blurry shots of the kids, I’m pretty happy with this one.