This is one of the towers of Angkor Wat. The shot was taken from the third level.
The sky looked amazingly blue and the wisp of clouds created a strange formation. It appeared to me as if the tip of the tower was a paintbrush & the wispy clouds formed the spread of white paint on an easel, as a celestial painting was being done.
May be I am being too surreal, and that’s why I kept a lot of sky in the shot to accentuate this effect.
Critiques most welcome…
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pastadog (13111) 2006-02-22 3:33
Great shot, Angshu! It's like the tip of the tower will soon pass thru the clouds. Beautiful composition, cheers. Regards, Daniel.
mangotree (20) 2006-02-22 6:17
i guess they built their towers after the way the sky looks. cool!
Albrecht (11281) 2006-02-23 2:14
Great sky and nice compo with the top of the tower. Well seen and captured.Thats all....
everlasting (14676) 2006-02-24 8:16
Lovely sky you have here as a background to your famous ruin. Looks more like an oil painting nice technique.
jubs (230) 2006-02-25 14:31
Beautiful sky! The contrast between the tower and the flecks of the sky is beautiful. Wonderful composition and contrast.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-03-28 9:47
Hi Angshu - your note best describes it, a bit surreal, but the sky sure is what makes this shot, simple but delightful.
vinicio (23423) 2006-03-29 6:47
Amazing clouds in this image Angshuman, never seen like these, I ifnd binteresting and beautiful also the tower, good composition.
pierrefonds (57471) 2006-03-30 8:50
The tower has a nice architecture and agood sky formation. The photo has a good composition and nice colors.
riclopes (35577) 2006-04-03 4:18
Spectacular shot! I don't think that you are beeing to surreal. This is quite an amazing painting and the tower works beautifully with it. Excellent capture! The only thing is the left bottom corner - I would crop it. In a clean image like this one, those kind of details are much more noticed. Very good work and thanks a lot for sharing!
sergio1 (12152) 2006-04-04 13:00
Magestic Tower, great title. I like the pov and colours. The sky is beautiful.
david (3992) 2006-05-01 2:05
one of your best shots angshuman ... you're right about the clouds, they're absolutely amazing. and it's nice to see the spire of angkor wat in the shot too.
the small mark in the bottom left corner is a little off putting! :) ... make sure you clone or crop those out in future.
LeToun (0) 2006-07-07 7:21
Hi Angshu !
The sky is really original !
But I don't like the post-processing on this picture. i think you used NeatImage ? I don't like it because it give a special effect, a artificial effect on pictures... the bright border on the tower disturbs me...
I would be really better if it was more natural...
axiotea (21649) 2006-11-10 22:17
I really like the effect of the clouds in the blue sky and it looks like the tower is going trough it.
Felip (3907) 2008-06-05 14:23
Yes, you're right Angshu, sky and tower seem to form part of a whole surrealist painting, created by an overdose of acid or something similar. Well seen and well shot. :)
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (55892)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Heritage Sites of South East Asia
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-22 3:28