Some monks posing for another photographer at the Bayon temple.
The Bayon temples were amongst my favourite at Angkor, with the 216 stone faces looking down at you from every angle. The Bayon temple was built by Jayavarman VII in the late 12th to 13th centuries. This temple looks great in the early mornig or late afternoon light.
This will be my last post for quite a while as I leave at the end of next week for Morocco.
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carper (96) 2008-07-29 9:49
hij is mooi Wanda,
prachtige foto, goede kleuren, goed lijnenspel, uitstekende scherpte, erg goed werk, prettige avond nog.
Gustaw (21670) 2008-07-29 9:57
It is very interesting photo about culture, about architecture and religion. I like your composition. I like your colours.
ajayrawat (646) 2008-07-29 12:05
Great composition, brilliant details and lovely contrast. I feel somhow that both the men would have looked much better if were alone in the frame
Deepforest (9260) 2008-07-29 13:32
interesting composition and contrast between cloths of monks and building. The second is fantastic light. You have created great atmosphere here. Great shot Wanda!
Morac (27723) 2008-07-29 15:10
Interesting composition and contrast between cloths of monks and building.
I like your composition. I like your colours.
Blairfraser (849) 2008-07-29 15:31
Great capture here! I love the way they are posing! Your composition with them is also really good. I also really like the colours here and the way the orange really stands out.
Very good Job!
sothy81 (9588) 2008-07-29 20:52
This is a good one from Angkor Wanda. Orange pops out in the grey. Very interesting. well done. Sothy
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-07-29 23:18
Fine contrast between the orange clothes of the monks and remaining colours. Well captured these two monks regarding or enjoying something. I like the atmosphere
TFS and have a nice day
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-07-30 0:32
what a beautiful contrast, the orange of the monks and the grey natural stones. Although one edge is slightly overexposed, I wouldn´t have cropped it away either. In this case you would loose a part of the beautiful column at the left.
Good job !
Cheers compliments, Christian
Silvio1953 (130564) 2008-07-30 0:56
Hi Wanda, great composition with lovely monks and wonderful architecture, beautiful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
UnTrained (0) 2008-07-30 3:17
a luck about that small space of sky and not more as the rest is enough to stand against that small overexposure. The excellent texture on the stones enhanced by the orange of the monks, both in a bit relaxed position, strong impression with good sharpness.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
aadilj (18102) 2008-07-30 4:54
This time you've played with the contrasts so well and such a striking manner Wanda. I love the composition. Superb indeed.
burGu (4840) 2008-07-30 6:26
What an attractive color play here! Rocks of temples look naturally black&white, and monks are very shining with their orange garment.
I like such naturally "partial saturation" a lot. In my opinion you could crop the upper part where OE sky and some useless leaves are seen.
Bright colors of monks and compo is very nice, TFS,
trekks (14348) 2008-07-30 18:38
Very well captured pose of the monks at ease and this looks almost as if it is desaturated but your have chosen a composition which has such natural impression. Well done.
phwall (6785) 2008-07-31 18:26
Interesting capture, catching the monks posing for another photographer. Lovely composition and light management. I must visit Angkor.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-08-01 1:17
It's a beautiful one from Angkor. The composition is very attractive and the architectural details are great. Excellent shot with lovely monks, Very well done! Have a nice weekend
dumbo (4541) 2008-08-01 5:56
Good composition and well saturated colors.
The sharpness of this photo is excellent.
MayaG (2413) 2008-08-01 6:19
Fantastic textures here Wanda, the flaming orange robes of the monks stand out so nicely against them. I can't get my eyes off of those cyan-ish carved stone pillars...
Morocco is my next destination definitely even though not as soon as I'd like, so I wish you a great, great time there and loads of photo trophies!!! May your cards be well spent lol ;))))
mark_mk (266) 2008-08-01 7:12
a great shot of these two monks. The contrast of their clothing compared to the environment is great, colors are wonderful and the choice of the vertical format was really good. A great shot, have fun in Morrocco and I`m sure you`l bring back some great shots!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-08-03 0:04
The contrast of colors of the monks on Angkor is still interesting.
Nice vision on the plcae with a great sharpness
albertz (2468) 2008-08-03 8:23
The antiquity of the place is preserve and the contrast of orange against the metallic green wall is an eye catcher here. the posture of the monks is natural and adds interest to overall composition. Great shot.
Cretense (68695) 2008-08-03 11:07
Fantastic daily life scene, excellent double portrait! The orange robes of the monks make an amazing contrast with the dark great background! Excellent light managment, framing and composition! Congratulations!
SteveH (6247) 2008-08-04 18:15
Hi Wanda, The bright clothes of the monks presents a good contrast with the dull grey stones. It is a shame about the small area of overexposed sky. I wonder if you could have avoided it when taking the shot. Not relly possible to crop it out, without loosing too much else in the shot that is good. Cheers, Steve
Manamo (3708) 2008-08-04 18:35
Just the contrast of the orange against the classic color of Bayon is enough for me to stop by. I'm pretty sure your angle is much better than the one the photogapher got.
I think I would have cropped this one a bit. I would have cropped the top just over the palm tree and on the left just at the beginning of the first column.
I wish you a nice trip in Morocco. I hope you'll like this place and that it will inspire you.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-08-11 2:56
the colour contrast is very eye catching, fine framing
pboehringer (770) 2008-08-19 15:38
at my very begingin here at TE I once read that everyone needs at some point of our photography career a monk picture. You got yours here and nowhere less then in Angkor Thom! The orange really stands beautifully against the grey looking stones. My only minor critique is the right upper corner. It is to much light there. My eyes get drawn first to the orange and then to that white hole in that corner. Some additional PP to dodge that would do good.
stego (24030) 2008-08-21 10:42
While I wait to see the shots you are doing in Morocco, let me appreciate this relaxed moment of these monks taken on the other side of the world. The appearance of these kind of Buddhist monks makes them very photogenic, and here we managed to isolate them inside an old temple, whose almost absence of colour makes the orange of the robes stand out even more.
Photo65Net (43120) 2008-08-30 3:17
Very nice catch of these monks.
I like how the orange is eyecatcher into the grey environment.
Have a nice day,
foozi (7101) 2008-08-30 23:36
agreeting and regards.
This is a well composed shot, simple but attractive. The saffron robes give a good contrast to the well textures stone cconstruction. Perspective is well created a. Great clarity and sharpness of the shot.
patdeph (35748) 2008-09-05 3:01
theses monks are always photogenic with their orange dress that makes a nice contrast with the grey stones of the temple!As they are posing for somebody else,they look more natural on your phto!
pticaruh (276) 2008-09-11 7:26
Beautiful contrast between the orange clothes and the grey stone. Another level of contrast is the young resting monk shouldering the centuries-old statue. Nice seen qnd captured, I would like to visit Ankgor some day...inshallah (did you learn that expression in Morocco :)
Alex61 (736) 2008-09-12 13:41
I was there too a few weeks ago. Great colours and atmosphere....
coco (30439) 2009-02-09 13:36
Excellent and beautiful work with a great and very nice subject.
InasiaJones (31562) 2009-10-27 23:50
This is one of the rare situation where women photographers might have a disadvantage, as the monks are usually shier or more discreet in presence of ladies.
I like the relax pose that takes the monk in the back, even hiding a goddess with his robe!... :-P) Good depth, nice perspective and soft light
I miss a bit of warmth here, just boosting your yellows a little, as the flesh is pink and the robes too reddish.
Ricx (13495) 2010-01-09 12:13
Hi Wanda, You are truely a great well travelled photographer.. You are doing what I dream of.. that is to travel the world taking photos and meeting other cultures.. Some great photos .. well done on the Monks in Orange.. I love the contrast. Keep in touch Rich