Close up of the front detail of Wat Ounalom, located on Sisowath Quay near the Royal Palace of Cambodia. As the center of Cambodian Buddhism, Wat Ounalom is the most important wat in Phnom Penh with its 44 structures which dated back to 1443 when it was founded.
It received a battering during the Pol Pot Khmer Rouge in the late 70s but today the wat is coming back to life, a colorful complex full of monks and novices, also a pleasant place to enjoy a shady respite....
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asajernigan (20888) 2014-07-18 9:20
This is a great shot with amazing detail! The lighting and colors are outstanding and the photo has excellent sharpness. The deep blue sky provides nice contrast for the red and gold tower.
rychem (20815) 2014-07-18 9:23
Wow, what a rich and colorful decoration, great shot, technically perfect, great light and sharpness
jemaflor (82098) 2014-07-18 9:30
Great architecture well presented, nice golden tones, ideam sharpness to see all these details, tfs.
ikeharel (54117) 2014-07-18 10:14
Good evening Abmdsudi,
Stunning gold carvings in excelent sharp details. Chosen perspective against the blue sky, and rich texture of many decorating elements, well collected.
Have a nice weekend,
cornejo (29317) 2014-07-18 10:29
Hello Abmdsudi, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting detail of the temple, nicely captured in this pretty closed up, with good sharpness, nice color and light. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
pajaran (49630) 2014-07-18 11:00
Interesantan tekst o kraljevskom dvodu, lep pogled na detalje ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazana arhitektura i detalji, lepe boje.
Prijatno vecxe i mirna noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article about the royal court, a nice look at the details ...
Good video and contrast nicely demonstrated architecture and details, beautiful colors.
Vecxe pleasant and peaceful night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Noel_Byrne (22102) 2014-07-18 11:40
Exquisite is the word that comes to mind on seeing this, such rich colors, and such craftsmanship. Gold and deep red on blue, this is a more beautiful sight than any nations crown jewels. Perfectly framed and symmetrically wonderful, this is such a pleasing scene. Really nicely done
All the best
lousat (73903) 2014-07-18 11:50
Spectacular capture looking for the detail of this magnificent piece of architechture,how many work to made it..eheehe...imposing perspective and perfect symmetry,and the best moment with the best light too,very well done! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
photographer_sg (3393) 2014-07-18 12:03
A beautiful and gorgeous detail indeed! Spectacular designs in gold and red on a perfect blue backdrop. The colours and sharpness are excellent and the symmetrical framing perfect. It is also heartening to see such an exquisite piece of art preserved well.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful picture with an informative note.
Have a nice weekend.
mesutilgim (81344) 2014-07-18 12:53
Amazing detail capture of this pagoda. With goof pov ans layout.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Fis2 (83164) 2014-07-18 13:28
Excellent Frame and colors.
Very well done.
Giustiniani (3242) 2014-07-18 14:15
superbe présentation de cette belle architecture si particulière. Les couleurs chaudes ressortent bien sur le bleu du ciel. Une belle capture.
Cricri (103015) 2014-07-18 23:09
Magnifique architecture, splendide pour ces détails et ces couleurs, tout bon cadrage, le fond bleu le met encore plus en valeur
jjcordier (74512) 2014-07-18 23:10
Superbe photo, lumineuse et colorée, de ce magnifique détail architectural si richement décoré.
Nicou (118090) 2014-07-18 23:24
quel détail de temple merveilleuse quelle dorure superbe el tons et la finesse de l'architecture que c'est beau et ce ciel pur grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
emka (75045) 2014-07-18 23:48
beautiful presentation of the Cambodia architecture details. Perfect symmetry, colours and sharpness. Amazing details.
WArm regrads MAlgo
everlasting (14510) 2014-07-19 0:36
Beautiful details and well composed and presented.
Graal (95982) 2014-07-19 1:09
details are very nice. Superb master work. Good vertical composition, fine symmetry also. Photo I like.
Have a nice WE.
tchefi (1681) 2014-07-19 1:32
Magnifiques détails de ce palais cambodgien. Couleurs contrastées, belle netteté et cadrage bien choisi
siudzi (32829) 2014-07-19 4:07
Wow! What a superb architectural detail this! The concept of design, the textures and its execution are wonderful and look beautifully on the clear blue sky. True an outstanding and eye-catching subject. Very well presented.
Have a nice weekend!
marabu61 (7815) 2014-07-19 6:19
What a wonderful contrast between the dark blue sky and the beautiful gilded Wat, this is a very attractive composition indeed.
have a great weekend
holmertz (38607) 2014-07-19 7:35
Not one of your typical photos but a superb detailed view of the beautiful temple. It's a masterpiece of artistic craftmanship and your composition gives full credit to its beauty. I love the strong and vivid colours.
claudeD (31233) 2014-07-19 12:43
very fine picture showing this details under perfect sharpness and clarity. The colors are really brillant. I like your fotojob here very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Silvio1953 (118221) 2014-07-19 12:49
Ciao Abmdsudi, great details of fantastic architecture, wonderful colors, good clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
bukitgolfb301 (34930) 2014-07-19 14:09
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH, apa kabar?
What a vivid and also impressive color touch, so eye catching image at all! Nice synmetrical appraoch too.
Great and so precious arachitecture image via so clear and outstndingly sharp macro shot.
Best regards and have a good Sunday! Takero from Tokyo
delpeoples (52773) 2014-07-19 19:53
A beautiful close up of Wat Ounalom, a subject I have not seen before here. The details are breath-taking and you have captured this wonderful subject in all its grandeur and colour. The depth of field is stunning, as is the definition, which make it look three dimensional. Superb work, thanks for sharing and your note is wonderful, showing that there is hope for this beautiful treasure, despite the dark history it has seen. After all the evil, beauty, love and truth have overcome.
worldcitizen (6647) 2014-07-19 20:29
This is a gorgeous detail, perfectly presented to us. I like the rich colors. I'm glad sites such as this are being restored. Your symmetrical crop and perfect sharpness make this a very strong photo.
danos (84315) 2014-07-19 21:57
excellent the close up view of this section of Wat Ounalom as we can see the interesting details from it.I like the tight frame with the help of the brilliant light enhance the vivid colous as the contast too.
ourania (28300) 2014-07-20 4:25
a marvellous work of art, so elegant and suggestive. I like very much the tight framing tha exalts the shape and makes the perspective so delightful. The definition of the elaborate details and the bold, royal colours is exquisite. The light looks stunningly natural and the shadows give another dimension to the attractive graphical presentation. Wonderful work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
mirosu (12754) 2014-07-20 4:30
Excellent view up to beautiful temple top. The details are superb, the light and colors outstanding. I like the nice contrast against blue sky and also the very good symmetrical arrangement.
Very well done.
siolaw (38078) 2014-07-21 0:42
I knew from the thumbnail it was Wat Oulanom... ;D
Nice tight framing and perfect light and colours, ubder the hot Cambodian sunshine!
I like the sharpness of details!
adramad (36271) 2014-07-21 7:49
Wonderful is closed, on the dome of the temple, showing an exquisite design work and execution, with the beautiful combination of red and gold, the deep blue sky, stands the monument plane and 3D.
Very well balanced lighting and very good sharpness.
The color range is very good.
Well done. I love it.
Wish you a very nice week.
eldancer1 (26056) 2014-07-21 10:00
I would love to see a wat in person, their architectural styles are uniquely beautiful and very intricate and detailed. I like the colors. Sharp details. Well done, tfs.
PiotrF (5892) 2014-07-22 16:40
NNice view of colorful decoration, spectacular capture looking for the detail of this magnificent piece of architechture.
Excellent sharpness and the overall technical features.
mcmtanyel (11589) 2014-07-22 22:04
What a pretty detail with wonderful colors and excellent sharpness revealing every intricate curvature. Good POV yielding excellent symmetry.
npecanhuk (62498) 2014-07-23 12:07
Very beautiful and attractive picture too!
Sharpness, expsosure, colors, vertical format, black & white borders, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Angshu (55035) 2014-07-28 23:07
Eid Mubarak my friend!
This is a picture so unlike yours....
Rich in details, the style of the spire is also a bit unique. The gold and red combination is superb and contrasts well with the blue sky. Good idea to present this as a closeup!
SnapRJW (30020) 2014-08-03 8:19
Hello Abmdsudi - I missed this upload and I'm pleased to have found it today when wandering through your gallery. The detailed decoration is so crisp and clean here and under the blue sky the architecture is shown off to best advantage. Good bright colours and your simple symmetrical composition works well. Phnom Penh was a city I found really interesting despite the horrors of the Pol Pot years.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (41188)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-18 8:39