This picture shows a detail from the longtail boat of the Wat Maha Leap. Khmer culture is famed for its longtail boat races, lots of neighbourhoods (or temples) take part in such a race. The eyes near the front of the boat are for protection.
see the WS for the longtail boat
Wat Maha Leap in Kampong Cham province is one of the few wooden wats that survived the bloody Pot Pot regime. During the Khmer Rouge regime it was converted into a hospital and the temple grounds were used as a burial site.
These days the temple is fully restored, but it remains quite sober. It makes a countryside trip from Kampong Cham. When the small river is navigable, it can also be reached by boat.
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bukitgolfb301 (43610) 2013-09-28 1:05
Hi Bonsior dear Benny
Ya tis is your signiturd image in Asia.
Very interting objcet is so well coverd by your own originality. Perfect tight framework is well chosen.
All the best and have a good Saturday! Takero
Bartleby (13552) 2013-09-28 8:17
Good eye to catch this! very graphic and effeective!
Waylim (25502) 2013-09-29 12:56
Very strong graphic and rich colors, very typical of the Asian Culture. There was a story of a Chinese painter who painted a dragon so lively that he left the eye unpainted, and later someone finished it by adding the eyes and the dragon flew again because he now can see :)
tatadalou (7459) 2013-10-07 16:36
Nice detail shot, full of colours and textures. Great idea to concentrate your shot on this eye.
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (19023)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-30
- Categories: Transportation, Artwork
- Camera: Nikon D3200, Tamron AF18-200mm 3,5-6,3 XR Di II E 6
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Cambodia 2013
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-27 10:19