This shot was taken at Ta Prohm and the Guardian Lion to the right became the subject of interest. Stone lions similar to this one are also found in other temples in Cambodia.
While stone lions can be found in many other cultures, it is extensively used by the Chinese (called shishi ) to ward off bad luck and protect the inhabitants from all harm. This explains its presence usually in temples, business premises and even residential homes.
I came across a shot by Maxifred showing a “Poor Stone Lion” in Belgium which you might find interesting.
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cargus (10456) 2012-03-27 22:40
An interesting image, good balance between light and color, image sharpness highlight the picture well done..!!
ChrisJ (116676) 2012-03-27 22:50
Ta Prohm was one of my favourite Angkor Wat temples. Good upward pov here with superb sharpness & pastel colours. Excellent fg shadow detail & nice textural details on the jungle clad ruins. Terima kasih!
Miguel82 (27648) 2012-03-28 4:25
nice picture of these ruins
good colors and sharpness
jhm (156536) 2012-03-31 1:32
These temples radiate something special from, very well taken and excellent made.
This image care for depth and perspective.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant for look at.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
- Copyright: Aloysius Ho (aloyho) (6798)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-07
- Categories: Artwork, Ruins
- Camera: SONY Alpha A350 Digital SLR, SONY 3.5 - 6.3 / 18 - 250mm, Vitacon 62mm UV
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-03-27 22:28