I waited for a good 30 minutes before this group of young Japanese tourists would finish their photo session.
Ta Prohm is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Located approximately one kilometer east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray, it was built by King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most of the other Angkor temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.
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pablominto (53746) 2007-12-28 4:45
This is an amazing place, I'm never tired of studying the details!
The trees embracing the old ruins, and it is like nature is taking back the place...
And I bet your image is better than the Japanese ones..!
UnTrained (0) 2007-12-28 5:23
some things last long.. I like the angle presenting us a lot of the nature covered architecture with so many details. Those four do not disturb the scenery. Seems to be difficult light conditions with the different quality of contrast.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
andante (7092) 2007-12-28 6:11
Ah! the eternal dilemma should you wait for other people to finish shooting?.. to include them? in any case you have done a great job managing the lighgt conditions in this image. Very nice texture and color palette.
Happy new year, my friend,
vincz (19113) 2007-12-28 7:06
I like this place a lot, very fascinating. You had a great light there, not too strong, letting nice colors emerge from the ruins and the vengetations. Great work!
zhelach (3626) 2007-12-28 8:00
Beautiful place! Nice colors, composition, details and story!
TFS, Best regards, Zorica
belido (19934) 2007-12-28 8:20
very impressive view of the temple surrounded by great nature. I think the japaneses are not disturbing the scene. Actually they work as the size reference for the main subject. Good capture and color treatment. It looks an old image. Very well done!
Gerrit (52283) 2007-12-28 9:26
real fine view over yhis fantastic place. The tree is spectaculair.
Have a great year,
Truja (4953) 2007-12-28 13:50
Bona nit Danilo,
curiosa historia que acompaña a esta magnífica fotografía. Gran composición.
Las ruinas sobreviven en las entrañas de esos fantásticos y viejos árboles. Excelentes colores, suaves y naturales que ayudan a crear una atmósfera especial y bella.
Me gusta mucho la frescura de la imagen con el grupo de turistas japoneses, tiene su encanto!!
Salut y 1 abrazo, Jordi
siamesa (28127) 2007-12-28 14:32
Interesting and fantastic image. Excellent POV and beautiful colours.
evanrizo (456) 2007-12-29 9:28
Hi Danilo, it is a great fascinated phenomena, here we can see the details very good, a nice opportunity to capture it with the other people there.
gracious (20025) 2007-12-29 14:18
Hello my friend Dan,
First, I like to wish you and family A VERY VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR COMING!
as for this photo is a great shot in perfect pov with a good distance to view the total details in it!
the exposure and focus is superb!
many thanks for sharing and the notes
Clementi (52514) 2007-12-30 6:56
Ciao Danilo ,
lo stesso problema si crea a Roma con i turisti giapponesi stanno a fare migliaia di scatti e tu li' che aspetti .
ne valeva la pena questi alberi con le loro radici sono fantastici .
ti auguro un felice 2008.
hay_kes (31439) 2007-12-31 0:12
What an interesting picture.Different composition.TFS.
Merry Christmas and a happy and very good 2008.For you and all your familie.
berek (50508) 2007-12-31 22:27
so interesting place and very good framing. All the best to you and Happy New Year.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-01-01 4:17
Beaitiful architecture image with fantastic details. The composition is superb, Very well done!
Happy New Year to You and your family!
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2008-01-01 23:35
Happy New Year, Dan! Hope you had an enjoyable yuletide celebration. May 2008 bring prosperity and good health.
This is certainly a well composed shot. Inclusion of some tourist creates a scale of dimension to the whole scene. A very interesting place indeed and you've captured this perfectly. Image and color quality are also very good ... excellent work! tfs
All the best for the coming year, Bai.
jhm (159991) 2008-01-02 2:49
A very regular that we see this fantastic scenes with this specially trees.
Very well composition and splendid colours.
You did very well addition the the people for the scale.
Very well done, thanks for sharing.
danos (103108) 2008-01-02 5:09
impressive shot of the ruins of this temple at Angkor.The roots of this huge tree really are splendid.It looks like an enormousness hand with two fingers.Very educational your note too.
Have a Happy New Year,Danos
delic (6735) 2008-01-02 12:34
Yeah, I hate them tourists, too. But they don't look that bad here. These temples in Angkor have always amazed me. Hope to see them one day. Best wishes for 2008!
Benedict (7076) 2008-01-03 5:25
tila maga malalaking balete ang mga ito, ah? magandang lugar at tanawin.
manigong bagong taon sa iyo!
izmirli (3989) 2008-01-03 5:30
merhaba dear danilo
wonderful composition and note.
happy new year 2008... my friend.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-01-03 5:35
Amazing place with great details. Big trees in these ruins. Very well managed the light and framed the picture
Best wishes for the New Year
Cretense (68703) 2008-01-03 6:06
Hi Danilo and Happy New Year, my dear friend!
This is one of the most unbelievable places in this unbelievable planet! Great composition and framing ,excellent light managment. Congratuations!
bracasha75 (24591) 2008-01-03 12:55
This is something like Asian Matchu Pikcu(???)
Wonderful place in heart of Cambodia
All best in new year 2008
Scharan (14144) 2008-01-03 17:46
Ótima fotografia, interessante lugar.
Gosto da suavidade das cores e também do enquadramento...curiosos detalhes, parabéns!
gunbud (34066) 2008-01-03 19:29
Wonderful capture of the monastery, that is seen in all its ornate details and crumbling ruins. Excellent clear colors, fine details and sharpness to this beautiful old temple.
axiotea (21651) 2008-01-04 9:29
The picture was worth the wait! The few people remaining are not disturbing and gives the scale to the ruins. Nice soft colors and a good framing.
Wish you all the best and a very good year!
plimrn (21344) 2008-01-04 19:30
The tiny tourists emphasize the size of the temple and the trees. I also like the way your framed the temple with the huge tree roots on each side. The light management is excellent as well.
siolaw (38292) 2008-01-04 19:34
A famous place, so many tourists... here only a few left are OK... The POV gives a good general idea of the sheer size of the place and specially of the roots. Sharp details, good compo, the weather didn't do you any favor bur contrasts helps render the atmosphere.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-01-05 1:39
A very exotic capture of this temple in Cambodia. Your angle of shooting has given an excellent view of the place and it has very good colors and great clarity
toto (0) 2008-01-05 2:02
Belle photo de ce temple très bien pris, les racines de cet arbre sont magnifiques et rare, bien vu, bien pris. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.Bonne idée ces gens au pied de ces ruine et de l' arbre, cela nous donne une idée de la grande taille de cet edifice et de cet arbre.
Je vous souhaite beaucoups de bonheur et de prospérité pour cette année 2008, qu' elle vous soit profitable au point de vue santé et que vous ne manquiez pas d' argents pour mener a bien vos projets.
atus (15856) 2008-01-06 10:53
Ha,ha,ha...You were lucky my friend, because I did the same, but my Japanese group consisted of almost 15 retired persons dressed with pink,orange and yellow T-shirts and they moved really slowly from one site to the other. These guys imho are well seen, well placed and add scale especially comparing them with the impressive roots. Tfs and all the best wishes for the new year!
adores (46363) 2008-01-08 15:38
Great capture! I like the composition with those huge roots trying to conquer the space. These must be great ruins, I want to visit the country in a near future.Good idea to include the tourists, they seem so small comparing to the trees.
Emile (20352) 2008-01-09 10:30
Nice shot of the well known Ta Prohm temple. The roots of the giant trees are an icon of such famous place. You captured it very well with a good POV, great colors and clarity.
mvdisco (17796) 2008-01-09 13:41
Lovely composition and great picture of this amazing place and old ruins with a special trees, Excellent POV, well presented and details.. very well done.
riclopes (35577) 2008-01-10 4:01
Olá Danilo, we can see well here why this place is so famous. It's gorgeous and atmospheric and those trunks holding the ruins are really incredible. I also understand the japoneses and your first sentence made me laugh :) Great POV, excellent compo. Their presence don't disturb and maybe I even prefer them than the absence of people, since they are distant. Fascinating place.
Angshu (56760) 2008-01-11 5:48
You found Ta Prom so empty! A well composed shot with those tourits adding interest. We can see one of them posing as well. Normally I got washed out skies, but you've got a pleasant blue there. Good work
Wishing you belatedly, a happy new year
MarcT (20964) 2008-01-11 9:05
A very special place where nature is taking his rights. The people are well placed between the roots of the tree.
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-01-17 3:55
Wonderful place!Very nice composition and great colours,details are superb.
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-01-19 20:32
This place is always a good source of photos. You bring us a different POV of this temple. well done by adding some human figures.
- Copyright: Danilo Martinez (cunejo200) (7281)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-04
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D-100, Tamron 28/200
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-28 4:22