I liked the symmetry between the 2 opposing facades. It almost looks like a sepia toned b&w too, even though it's in color. Angkor Wat is near the small western Cambodian town of Siem Riep, and dates from the 12 th century. The reliefs depict 'Apsara' dancers.
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bantonbuju (51765) 2005-10-30 3:35
hi chris, indeed a nice symetry in this view; i like your composition and dof, well selected let us admire details on both fragments of the facade (still - there are differences visible ;-))
Galmeida (12559) 2005-10-30 3:37
Excelent picture to this Bas Relif that is a beautiful piece of art. A artwork in another artwork so well captured and framed. It's really it seems a Sepia tone but is natural color. Very well seen, symmetrical and well done.
Congratulations and have a nice day.
cessy (13647) 2005-10-30 3:54
very nice capture of these beautiful reliefs
excellent layers and very good sharpness and contrast
PixelTerror (0) 2005-10-30 4:27
Good capture of these nice architectural elements, I like this difference of rendering that makes the dark one look way more ancient than the foreground one.
Have a nice sunday,
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-10-30 4:37
Excellent framing for this interesting reliefs.The soft light makes every detail visible.I like the natural B/W and the darker repitition in the background.
huynt (5079) 2005-10-30 4:41
Hi Chris J
Very nice very clear shot. Thanks for these detailful shot. Well done. Huy
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-10-30 5:19
Hi Chris, beautiful!. The first time I saw en embossed picture It reminded me of the carving in the temples. The work is superb, and you have displayed it well. Good vertical layers, nice depth.
Xalkida (11744) 2005-10-30 5:32
Very nice detail of these dancers! I like also the sepia tones that made these rocks. Nice work.
jhm (134498) 2005-10-30 5:45
I like your composition and DOF, a artwork in so well captured and framed, splendid for looking. The sharpness and clarity its very nice.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-10-30 6:07
Ankor looks to me as a magic place, and this "relief" is a contribution to this idea.
well photographied to offeer the upper leaves to the "dancers" And also a nice view to the darker sculpture.
Amirsun (2122) 2005-10-30 7:12
Well seen and well composed. I like the symmetry of faces, too. Tanks for posting.
jrj (34841) 2005-10-30 7:30
Effectful detail from this very famous place chris. And as you say a good balance between the two sets of figures in the wall. Well seen
everlasting (14303) 2005-10-30 7:51
Hi Chris, I have almost the same shot so I know exactly where you were standing.You have captured the symmetry well with good contrast. This is also is scan, yes? The apsaras continue to be amazing. So graceful
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-10-30 8:21
very nice shot here, although the right set of statues here look a it bright, I too saw this but didint take this shot, well done
danielswalsh (13593) 2005-10-30 8:23
Nice capture of the Bas Reliefs. I like the way you managed to capture the relief in the distance as well, and two tone helps to differentiate them well.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-10-30 8:49
Nice detail you found here, Chris, of Cambodia's iconic tourist attraction. In addition to the details of the artwork as such, the contrast and the very subtle hints of color are very enjoyable in this one.
naxius (16685) 2005-10-30 12:12
V ery good Chris. I like the contrast of light between the foreground and the background.
Very nice details of the sculptures.
Cormac (26545) 2005-10-30 12:48
Wonderful shot! This works in so many ways - The contrast between the near and far, large and small, the white and black - great stuff. The light is just right to show the incredible detail, but not too contrasty. Well done!
Jeppe (18654) 2005-10-30 17:17
A very fine way to present those reliefs - I like the mix of close and far motifs and the diffent colours - seems the closest been cleaned lately. Thanks Chris for one from your emourmous archive :-)
singuanti (15250) 2005-10-30 21:40
Hi Chris. I see what you mean about the symmetry being in two parts. The textures are great. I bet this would be good as a b/w as well. Nice shot Chris. See ya next week.
Luan (12971) 2005-10-31 4:26
nice picture, good composition will 2 levels. The scupltures are splendid, i like the contrast of luminosity between the levels.
HOBO (5276) 2005-10-31 5:47
Good morning Chris,
fascinating to see those facades, the closer one looks like cleaned; the other showing some 'patina'; really well contrasting.
weswang (18223) 2005-10-31 10:43
Hi Chris, A nice composition to this close up shot of the sculpture. You have very well made use of the lights and contrast. Nice PoV and DoF. You have managed to show the 3D very well in this shot to both frames. Well done.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-10-31 16:58
Great contrast you worked for this historical place,excellent sharpness,and details are wonderful,good note,good work,Chris!
oochappan (22043) 2005-11-01 3:28
Fine standing framed reliefs on two levels and two lightsettings, sharp and very detailled to see these dancers.
aloyho (6798) 2005-11-06 5:08
I have always enjoyed your shots on relief and this is no exception. Great composition and depth and I love the different tones treatment and the interesting textures. Great shot!! Regards.
sebautourdumond (3108) 2005-12-20 10:16
Very nice capture of Apsaras. It's not easy to take a original picture on Angkor Wat and you do it.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (94426)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-01-00
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, 70-210mm/f4
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Apsara (The Dancer) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-30 3:30