East from Ta Prohm is Pre Rup. The temple's name is pronounced "PRY ROOP" ("OO" as in "loop").
Built entirely of brick and laterite, Pre Rup is distinguished by its ruddy hue. The first temple we visited modeled after mythological "Mt. Meru." Sort of like "Mt. Olympus" it is the home of the Hindu gods. Perfectly square and located at the center of the universe, it is the axis around which the continents and seas are arrayed. A popular temple model, it typically manifests as an artificial hill of three tiers topped by five towers in quincunx with smaller temples and structures arrayed below and either a surrounding moat or lake to represent the cosmic seas. Looking upwards from the eastern entry, they almost look like stairs. They are more like block walls with each layer offset 5-7 cm (2-3 inches). An architectural necessity to maintain the overtly dramatic rise.
I took this shot with the tree in the middle to have that additional colour in the palette..Critiques welcome
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ChrisJ (96522) 2006-03-10 4:05
I like the symmetry of the 2 groups of temples, separated by the tree. Excellent color, lighting, & contrast. Well done!
jhm (138176) 2006-03-10 6:58
The composition is absolutely not bad, also the colours are very soft, the tree in middle make a good colour contrast, a pity for the sharpness, therefor I make a WS, I hope you appreciate it
Have a nice weekend,
pierrefonds (56400) 2006-03-10 8:22
Your photo has a good composition and nice colors.
vinicio (23415) 2006-03-10 9:59
Your country is a lot interesting, and the images out of the usual are good to understand your life and culture, good work and compliments for this image and the others that you have into your beautiful gallery.
Gerrit (47436) 2006-03-10 11:57
Impressive shot, impressive temple-complex and impressive tree.
Maybe I would show more tree-top and less of this forground.
But good shot overall.
Thansk and regards, gerrit
feather (51130) 2006-03-10 11:59
Am I going mad?? Yesterday I clicked on to your gallery and your Smoke on the Water shot was gone and the last pic was the little girl from Thailand. I click on today and not only is it back but 2 new shots ?????
I like this one with the centrally placed tree (not usually the best place for it)The person under the tree provides excellent scale, and shows the size of the old temple.
PS Did you get the WS pic I e-mailed to you?
josepmarin (57709) 2006-03-10 12:13
A good composition here. Very nice colours and sharpness. The tree in the middle is beautiful.
anavazao (5592) 2006-03-10 15:16
great note with greate place!
Nice colours, perspective, details and composition!
etiennejr (1022) 2006-03-11 2:36
Beautiful POV, tree right in the middle!
pastadog (13111) 2006-03-11 3:37
Hi Angshu, how come you posted 3 pics on a single day?? This is a nice and strange pic, because of the apparent symmetry, like a reflection, incl. branches on both upper corners! But I'd crop the foreground, which is too large and somewhat distracting. Thanks and regards, Daniel
leo61 (0) 2006-03-11 6:00
You were happy to have a sunny day,I have seen it with a grey sky.It`s a good shot of this interesting place,and a good composition with the tree.Verry sharp and good colors.
Thanks and regards,LEO
TeresaT (10806) 2006-03-11 10:25
Great composition of this ruins.
Nice perpective and good light.
I love the saturated blue in the sky.
RADEEH (2802) 2006-03-12 12:42
Usally your photos excell in sharpness, but i have doubts about this one.Again iam happy about those blue skies, i think this place is very serene no pollution so you get a very blue sky.
Even though the sharpness is not there i love the way you have composed the view of ruins.
Two monuments and a tree in between. Could have included the full tree.
Waiting to see more of you TFS
sergio1 (12152) 2006-03-31 5:28
This place is known for my and I that is a precious(beautiful) place. The composition is thin and agreeable. Good colors and light.
A great work and note.
razanoor (466) 2006-03-31 22:19
Nice capture...the contrat maybe a bit too strong. I like the single solitary tree in the middle. The inclusion of a person in the photo gives you a sense of how large the place is. I have enjoyed looking at all your other photos...keep it up.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-05-23 12:44
I like the composition. Although I would capture a little higher, but I like the architecture with this trees in the middle.
clic (14718) 2006-05-25 8:58
It should be quite exciting for an historian and photographer like you to approach those premises, intending to explore the minute details of such ruins!
Excellent general view of Pre Rup.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (55373)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-01-04
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: Heritage Sites of South East Asia
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-10 3:46