It was hard to get solitude in Angkor at the time we went. The place was teeming with tourists. It was virtually improbable to get any shot without tourists intruding into the frame. To get some rest (after climbing the steep stairs) & tranquility to soak in the atmosphere was next to impossible.
So, when I saw the lady reading and taking notes, blissfully alone, in the third level of Angkor Wat, I could not but envy her. And I thought she would make a good composition with the gallery in the background.
I wish though the lady was in a more colourful dress, but there’s little I could do about that :-)
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pastadog (13111) 2006-03-03 3:39
Hi Angshu, excellent shot, indeed it's rare to find such tranquility in Angkor. I wouldn't worry about the lady's colors, but I do worry a little about the legs of the guy with the sandals on the right, and I'd clon him out. The jungle vegetation we see thru the building, and the strip of sky in the upper part - are gorgeous. Very beautiful composition! Regards, Daniel
TeresaT (10806) 2006-03-03 18:20
Nice perspective of this temple.
Thre lady reading it's an extra bonus to your composition.
feather (51130) 2006-03-05 6:42
I think if she had been wearing something more colourful that would have ruined the image. As it is she fits into the composition perfectly without being intrusive. Very well seen
arindam_thokder (3987) 2006-03-08 20:27
I love this composition Angshuman, very unusual at this place. The lady sitting at the bottom is a good scale for the Angkor ruin. I see lot improvement in your work now.
pierrefonds (59820) 2006-03-19 11:16
A quiet moment to enjoy a book, the photo has a good composition and nice colors.
clic (15914) 2006-03-25 10:40
Presence of the reading lady add much interest to your composition, indeed.
Much interesting archeologic document.