A monk inspects the ruined staircase leading down from this doorway and Angkor Thom.
Angkor Thom (Big Angkor) is a 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian empire. After Jayavarman VII recaptured the Angkorian capital from the Cham invaders in 1181, he began a massive building campaign across the empire, constructing Angkor Thom as his new capital city. He began with existing structures such as Baphuon and Phimeanakas and built a grand enclosed city around them, adding the outer wall/moat. He then constructed some of Angkor's greatest temples including his state-temple, Bayon, set at the center of the city.
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snunney (88210) 2014-03-24 3:49
The ruined doorway makes an excellent frame for the brightly colthed monk. I like also the tonal contrast offered by the background shrubbery. Excellent rendering of the textural detail in the architecture. Fine technical presentation.
Kamilutka (8103) 2014-03-24 4:42
I like how you presented the monk right in the stone door arch - it frames him nicely and makes the composition more interesting. The orange robe adds some contrasting color which diversifies the scene.
Well spotted and executed.
Thanks for sharing
lousat (80973) 2014-03-24 15:27
HI Chris,you were lucky with the light,the sun burn the orange of monk to create a very special effect,very nice composition and excellent quality,a nice sensation of peace and quiet too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jhm (142762) 2014-03-29 1:53
A lovely clear picture with the monk as real eye catcher in the opening.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Pentax K-x, Sigma 18-50 1:3,5-5,6 DC
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-24 1:53