Ta Prohm temple, old city of Angkor.
Walking in the temples I suddenly noticed one orange statue under nice lighting. There's also nice natural frames that I quite fancy. Didn't have much time for many shots or else I'd be lost in the temples on my own! Its like a maze - very hard to find the way if you're on your own.
Many Buddhists, usually old, comes everyday to pray inside the temples of Angkor. (I believe) they would cover the Buddha statues with orange clothes and light candles next to them. I saw them praying by bowing and holding incense in their hands, very much similiar to the Taoists in China.
Hope you don't mind the noise 'cuz its ISO 1600.
Any comments would be very welcome!
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azuri (1598) 2006-09-18 17:27
I like how you used light and shadow to do this shot. The framing is also wonderful.
nanauhauer (761) 2006-09-18 17:28
I always like Angkor photos and your is very interesting.
A nice composition of light and colors.
drewniany (1142) 2006-09-18 17:29
Hi. Nice POV. Good frame, compo and light
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-09-18 18:10
Nice touch of color in this stone atmosphere.
The light is beautifull.
Clairedelune (4911) 2006-09-18 18:13
Hi Cheuk Hin,
I was very surprised to see a statue with the monk clothes. We so often see orange monks on TE, that it is a bit boring in the end. So, what a nice change! ;) I really love the sidelight that enhance the vivid orange cloth. I also like the sequence of arches that bring our eyes to some tumbles (?), but the orange statue just stood there and the eye come back and rest on it.
About the noise, it is not always easy to work with it. So, I tried a workshop to deal with the color noise without touching the orange cloth. I hope it will work.
arindam_thokder (3985) 2006-09-18 19:33
The colors are just lovely here, the contrast between the orange and the soft green is very well captured and I also love the light.
ribeiroantonio (22631) 2006-09-18 20:02
No problem with the noise. With ISO at 1600 you managed very nice colours and detail on the Buddha and the walls. Well done.
s10001in (0) 2006-09-18 20:07
What shot great POV?!!!
Dose this interest you cheuk?? I am sure, of course not & not even to me if you are the photographer. ;)(You know it)
Other than green (acid) tone & orange color in dark with some pink color lamp, nothing interests me much.
I really do not understand the point of NICE POV here. Leave it. Different story.
But for me I feel this total blank stuff nothing much going on nor any meaning. Here view point is different. I often seen in India & also in Japan, people do not allow god to seat without cloth. So it is very common for me but may not for TE. So this Photo works here.
As part of photography & as your mind set I can read lot from your shot & also I would like to see that in your THIS photo.
(I believe) they would cover the Buddha statues with orange clothes and light candles next to them. I saw them praying by bowing and holding incense in their hands, very much similar to the Taoists in China.
In this case I would have preferred to have that followers to be present here, sure that will give some taste to this shot.
I mean for me it is very necessary to have couple of other elements by which you can make the total atmosphere more stronger.
Well, by posting the shot if you want viewer to make the story of his own, it is fine.
But sure you are not that sort of guy & you always love to tell the view point what you feel from this shot.
As you are running short of photos, It is better to slow down since you are capable enough to post more complex & healthy shots cheuk.
& when matter comes for the change & some thing simple one..Still I believe the post where you posted only railway tracks..that sort of stuff sure will work atleast for me.
Do you see what I mean? ;)
This one is not working much here.
Furachan (0) 2006-09-19 3:36
Lovely "repeated pattern" compo, Cheuk, that really fits the locale. Nice play with the light and that single striking color illuminating the whole.
arjun_das (1851) 2006-09-19 6:03
good use of available lights. but i think a closer look would have better result. the orange colour is very contrasting to the overall dark composition of the pic. tfs.
brevbrev14 (140) 2006-09-19 8:24
Hi Cheuk!beautiful image and athmosphere!great the game lights of the window!Very well composed!
feather (51128) 2006-09-19 10:47
This is Ta Prohm?? I didn't think it was safe to venture in.
It's too light in my room at the moment so I don't detect enough noise to worry about. I think there is enough detail in the stones for it to be a non-issue and at ISO 1600 that's incredible. I like the mood of solitude and the bright orange of the robe is a striking focal point. I also like the detail of the lit candle/incense. The only thing that disturbs a bit is the pile of white rubbish at the end of the archways.
vincent24 (9052) 2006-09-19 16:04
Nice catch with a subtle light on the statue,the candle light is also well rendered,i think there's a theme about orange color...you are exactly in it,
jinju (14265) 2006-09-19 19:22
this is really nice work. Its calm, the photo isnt overply packed which to me works just fine with the mood of the place. Quiet, solitude, reflection. The Buddha could be a bit bigegr but its not a big deal. Works for me.
mphotographies (1976) 2006-09-19 21:59
Very solemnly sacred image...I feel like whispering my words to you Cheuk. What noise? Everything seems quite here, texture is quite smooth for me, colours are enigmatic, just find the faraway rubble a bit overexposed (not an issue though)lovely lighting, well composed...profoundly captured ceremony. A unique yet exceptional capture! Did you wish or pray while you are in the temple?
vincz (19099) 2006-09-20 4:07
Nice shot Chuek. I like the combination of the green walls (mosses I guess) and the ornage drapery on the statue. The burning light is a nice touch as well.
Angshu (53659) 2006-09-20 4:16
I do vividly remember this statue, but only your photographic eye can show it like this. Great work with the natural frames & I like the repeating patterns. No problems with the noise here. Wished the statue was a little bigger , but then we would not have got the surroundings, right? Lovely piece of work!
imrek (4) 2006-09-21 3:39
well handeled light and good composition, the contrast and colours are very nice here...well done!!!
syd1946 (18663) 2006-09-24 12:03
Hi Cheuk Hin,
This is great artistic image.In low light condisions a statue dressed in orange colors.Very interesting approach and very good idea to take the shot.Handle of light for one more time is perfect!
Have a nice week,
Burberry1 (6041) 2006-09-25 1:27
U took a wonderful, very impressive photo.
very mysterious and moody.
The shadows are perfect.
binita (464) 2006-09-25 3:51
the orange coloured is well highlighted and saturated here. good shot.
rozy975 (3047) 2006-09-25 17:23
You are lucky to catch this.
xavshot (69835) 2006-09-26 16:27
Bonsoir Cheuk Hin,
tu as réussi une belle compo avec cette photo : le cadrage est bien vu et la couleur orange est idéalement placée au mileu de ces teintes sombres. Belle gestion de la lumière. J'aime beaucoup
Dragonheart (8414) 2006-09-28 3:45
Great capture, I like the composition and the light falling on the Buddha, good colours and excellent result on ISO 1600.
Thanks for sharing
sabyasachi1212 (19769) 2006-09-28 15:16
This is superb work. Against the almost greyish tones the Buddha in the orange clothes really stands out. Top shot!
With Greetings from India
Stepan (27210) 2006-10-07 3:14
I can imagine you're walking there... Peacefully, in silence, in a soft light... I can imagine you suddenly discover and and enjoy the orange spot... I can figure out you understand it's a small buddha...
I can imagine the moment you had and you share...
Thank you for this rich and smart compo.
rafalzurawel (229) 2006-10-23 8:48
Regards from Poland,
zizzer77 (721) 2006-12-28 9:28
good shoot with a perfect light, Ta Prohm is a fantastic temple but is a labirint....
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-08-04 9:54
Nevermind teh noise... , and at least in my screen I do not see much noise.
good photo!, great composition and light management.
PS: I was there too in 1997...I wish I had a digital camera at that time.
- Copyright: Cheuk Hin Tsang (tcht) (7565)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-01
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture, Artwork, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D50, Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5~5.6G ED, @ ISO 1600
- Exposure: f/4, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Kampuchea 2006
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-18 17:24