The grandiose monuments of Angkor Wat & Bayon conceal many hidden gems such as this, which are rarely mentioned, and often overlooked.
Although much smaller & far less conspicuous, they are none the less just as impressive imho as their larger surroundings. I thought I'd share one of my 'discoveries' here. This was from the Hindu 'Angkor Wat' building (1110-1165 ad), & features almost bare breasted Apsara dancers, a forerunner of contemporary Cambodian dancing styles which can still be seen today. Sorry guys, but these days, they cover up!
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RGatward (20086) 2004-05-23 3:26
Very intersting TE shot. Lighting jsut right to catch the relief of the work. Interesting note.
cmartos (242) 2004-05-23 4:00
Good close up and very interesting detail of the monument, together with your note. Very good ligting revealing sculpture reliefs. It just could be a bit sharper. Nice catch anyway, Thanks for sharing Chris!
elihesamian (26149) 2004-05-23 4:01
Hahaaa!no problem,let them cover theirselfes;)
Great,Chris,I like it,you know,There are many kind of historical monuments in Iran,
When I see your shot,it reminds me all:)
In iran ,all covered:))))
The colors & your angle of view are very great & the composition here very well managed.
You did great,Chris!
cool_s15 (4050) 2004-05-23 4:18
Very interesting shot here, Chris.
I like to see when art works are framed as a photograph. Very nice details and great note. Very well captured.
sunny (3068) 2004-05-23 6:15
Fine detail shot today, Chris! :-) The light is wonderful and the dancers' sculptures on the wall framed this way look gorgeous. Thank you for the good notes too. Very well done!
jhm (151446) 2004-05-23 6:32
Beautiful art shot Chris, I like to see when art works are framed as a photograph. Very nice details and great note. Very well captured.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-05-23 7:42
Very good "panoramic" view of this intricate artwork of the dancers on the wall. Beautiful brownish and ochre tones. This looks like an ideal kind of motif to take multiple pictures of and stitch them into a horizontal panorama - the detail should be even more awesome than in your photo here. Good notes, too, thanks Chris.
taivo (1843) 2004-05-23 10:34
I like cultural relics, such as these. The panoramic compo is great idea because the statues somehow appear like a story line...
spence (65) 2004-05-23 17:53
You seem to have captured the fine detail well here Chris. Good light. Nice shot of some beautiful artwork.
manny (21833) 2004-05-24 0:24
Can't wait to go back to Angkor Wat to see these lovely work of art again. The framing is in itself a work of art. Thanks for sharing this. Hopefully I will be in Angkor a week from now.
avigur_11 (22099) 2004-05-24 22:55
I like the symetry in this hsot, Chris and the warm note. Thanks for your note, too.
yesterday (9833) 2004-05-28 5:06
Great format, beautiful monument, excellent light and contrast.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (112315)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-01-00
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax A 28mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Apsara (The Dancer) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-05-23 3:23