One on in a series of pictures taken on a stormy afternoon in the Kek Lok Si Buddhist temple complex in the town of Ayer Itam in Penang.
This picture depicts the Pagoda of Rama VI, named after the Thai king who laid the foundation stone, though it is better known as the Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas. The pagoda, which was which was completed in 1930, combines a Chinese octagonal base with a middle tier of Thai design, and a Burmese crown, reflecting the temple's embrace of both Mahayana and Theravada Buddhism.
Kek Lok Si is the largest such complex in Penang. The buildings that make up the complex are a mixture of Chinese, Burmese and Thai styles.
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jurek1951 (42160) 2014-02-20 23:59
a beautiful photo of this elegant architecture, the composition is very nice, great lights and details, splendid shot,
subhendu_bagchi (25873) 2014-02-21 0:42
namaste, it is really a nice composition. I like the gorgeous architecture which you presented here with excellence. Great photo quality. I like the depth /colours /light everything. Excellent one. Tfs.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-02-21 1:19
intriguing building! The architecture presented is so unusual that it makes me look again and again. The number of arches and windows is absolutely unbelievable.
Very good tight framing to focus on details. Pretty sky in the background which provides also some contrasting colors.
Well done and TFS
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-21 2:02
a glorious POV and image that is full of amazing detailing and impact. This pagoda looks so beautiful and this shot captures it grandeur and presence just perfectly. Awesome!
Have a good weekend - B.
SnapRJW (31613) 2014-02-21 2:04
What a fascinating note Stephen. I am aware of the different paths of Buddhism and it is interesting to read of the syncretism of the two both in architecture and practice. An impressive shot which highlights the elegance of the temple. Warm regards Rosemary
delpeoples (53417) 2014-02-21 2:26
Due to reasons of food poisoning, I did not get to see this wonderful temple, so your photo has satisfied my curiosity. It's an excellent photo, sharp, beautifully exposed and saturated. It could be me (I have had a few vinoes tonight) but is the image slightly tilted? Again, I stress that it could be moi? :)
Royaldevon (30747) 2014-02-21 4:20
It was a brave decision to stand so close and do a vertical shot, rather than showing the whole from a distance. But, it has worked. We get an undeniable sense of the height of this building but, in addition, we get excellent, sharp details of the ornate architecture and the studded decoration.
Have a great w/e,
Sergiom (61982) 2014-02-21 5:06
Une superbe contre plongée. Il faut avouer que ce bâtiment est de toute beauté. J'aime sa belle couleur jaune avec des touches de bleu pâle en hauteur. Le ciel est magnifique.
Romano46 (18466) 2014-02-21 6:38
questa è proprio bella e l'ampio formato ne permette una visione assolutamemte fantastica.
Appare assai ricca di dettagli e le tinte nello stesso tempo sono assai delicate.
Piacevole il doseggio del contrasto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ikeharel (58895) 2014-02-21 8:00
View upwards on the Pagoda, with its returning pattern of archi.-details, is most impressive, Stephen.
This is as close as you could get, to show the beauty of the edifice, and still maintain a decent scale on the image.
I like the special arched lintels, contrast the strait banisters, and the charming cream-tone with touches of blue'sand white.
Intriguing photography place, well collected.
Fis2 (86777) 2014-02-21 9:13
A very intertesting architecture!
I like POV and composition.
Good colors and sharpness.
Have a nice evening
cornejo (32722) 2014-02-21 12:34
Salut Stephen, j'aime cette merveilleuse photo de ce bâtiment intéressant, magnifiquement capturé dans cette image intéressante avec une bonne netteté, belle lumière et de super qualité. Très bon travail bien fait, félicitations mon ami. Merci pour le partage de cette belle et intéressante travail.
Bonne nuit et bon week-end.
Salutations chaleureuses du sud de l'Espagne.
Corry (4508) 2014-02-21 21:25
Beau point de vue en contre plongée sur ce haut bâtiment dont l'architecture est de toute beauté. La lumière permet d'en apprécier les détails. Bien fait.
jjcordier (76938) 2014-02-21 23:34
Très bonne photo de cette belle et impressionnante pagode.
jhm (140619) 2014-02-22 0:41
High oriental architecture with this fantastic Buddhist temple.
Sharpness and colours are very pleasant to look at.
Composition and presentation are of high quality.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend
Nicou (124193) 2014-02-22 7:11
quelle architecture et compo sueprbe quel temple et image quel cadrage avec ce rendu sur la façade et ces détails architecturaux sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (124609) 2014-02-22 8:01
Ciao Stephen, great POV on fantastic pagoda, superb sky, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Graal (98293) 2014-02-23 3:13
amazing and very nice pagoda. Unusual architecture. Good shot and presentation here. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-24 0:01
This is a wonder of a photo. That you have sought to give it a long vertical click makes the structure a very compelling view.
The details have come out superbly.
fabbs99 (16739) 2014-02-24 23:08
Nice view of the Pagoda.Excellent image quality with good colors and sharpness.Very well done. TFS.
npecanhuk (66838) 2014-02-28 2:37
Hi Stephen! Wonderful pagoda! Very beautiful and attractive picture, with special regards to the vertical format, exposure, chosen pov and composition! Cheers, Neyvan