Mandalay, about 700km north of Rangoon on the bank of Irawaddy River, is a historical old capital, a cultural and religious center of Buddhism having many monasteries, famous temples and more than 700 pagodas of great beauty. The city is neither very old nor particularly beautiful but it was the capital of the last independent Burmese kingdom which in 1886 was finally conquered by the British.
This picture shows one of the great attractions in Mandalay. The Sundamani Paya complex, a cluster of slender whitewashed stupas, located to the southeast of Mandalay Hill, built as a memorial to Prince Kanaung, brother of King Mindon, who was assassinated in 1866. This dense 'forest of stupas' is highly photogenic and very impressive to see and additionally around the stupa there are 1774 marble slabs inscribed with the Teachings of Buddha.
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rbassin (22715) 2013-01-05 7:21
Une cadrage bien fait, bonne perspetive et superbe lumière dorée.
Noel_Byrne (30998) 2013-01-05 7:36
These are really stunning structures, and a thing that I have admired from afar for a long time. You got them at a perfect time here, the backlight makes them seem extremely mysterious, and puts a beautiful colour into the sky. Lovely composition, a very iconic image.
All the best
holmertz (52008) 2013-01-05 7:50
This is a fine line of stupas rendered even more beautiful by the afternoon (or maybe morning) light. The spires form a perfect diagonal, benefitting greatly the composition.
adramad (45342) 2013-01-05 7:54
A wonderful composition, with a sensational POV that shows this sequence of stupas in a nice diagonal, which also gives a good insight to the picture, beautiful effect of shadows and lights, very well managed, I like the color tone, with the warmth of the last hour of the afternoon.
Magnificent work. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
pajaran (60061) 2013-01-05 7:57
Dobar tekst o mestu, sa datim podacima ..
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija i trenutak sa svetlom, lepo pokazano.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje.
Good article on the site, the given data ..
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good composition and timing with a light, well-demonstrated.
Good evening and all the best.
kabel (1926) 2013-01-05 8:30
Hello, excellent composition. Wonderful use of lighting to illuminate the cupolas. Your well chosen point of view provides a sense of depth to the photo.
pascal13 (2098) 2013-01-05 9:10
Soft light on this alignment of stupas.
Beautiful composition, framed with care.
This is a country that I would like visit.
Thanks for sharing.
rychem (35289) 2013-01-05 9:14
Nice repetition of this architecture elements, interesting warm lighting, great perspective
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-01-05 9:28
very pretty and elegant in its simplicity picture. I like neat composition with good perspective and depth in here. Good light management, nice subtle colors.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-01-05 9:37
Beautiful pov and capture of those religious symbols. I like the lighting, it highlight the uniqueness of those stupas. And thank you for the wonderful information. I grow up in that part of the world but don't know much about their history. Very well done, tfs.
JFS (32459) 2013-01-05 9:38
Another delicious shot Abmdsudi! You always get such a wonderful light and your composition are always top. Good work my ffiend!
carlo62 (47393) 2013-01-05 10:12
una luce dolce avvolge la fila obliqua degli Stupa.
Ottima realizzazione e bella presentazione.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-01-05 10:42
This is a real beauty, Abmdsudi. Excellent pattern from an elegant POV underlining the majesty of the place. The touches of light are really special as well. Beautifully done.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-01-05 11:35
A nice long perspective of these stupa catching the light
I dont think I've seen those in Mandalay
Best regards, have a nice WE
bukitgolfb301 (41438) 2013-01-05 13:59
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Ya satu lagi foto yang hebat!
Continuation and getting beautiful light are so wonderful and marvelous! Perpulr gradation of the sky color is also fashinating! Thanks a lot and have a beautiful Sunday!
Takero from Tokyo
Fis2 (96737) 2013-01-05 14:02
Good frame and perspective.
Curious colors and light.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice sunday
ourania (44962) 2013-01-05 14:23
a firm and elegant composition based on the megnificent recurrent shapes of the identical stupas along a superbly traced perspective. The composition is well balanced by the stupa standing alone at the bottom left corner of the frame. I love the subtle colours, the details in the shady part and the repetition of the play of light and warm hues along the row of lovely structures. The interaction between light and shadow has created a suggestive atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Sunday,
bayno (18344) 2013-01-05 22:36
Wonderful perspective and managed of light...i like so much the golden touch on the hight part of the stupas...you chose a perfect POV and framing to shot, perfect exposure with great dept...
i wish you all the best for the new year...
mkamionka (36250) 2013-01-06 0:09
lovely presentation of these beautiful stupas. The light was challenging but you have used it very well creating an impressive image. I like the subtle touch of the golden light which together with the shade produces a three dimensional feeling.
brianmcc (6219) 2013-01-06 2:43
you have framed this picture very well to create a superb and visually appealing image. the sunlight illuminating the tops of the stupas have resulted in some beautiful colours and helped create a picture of mood and atmosphere.
have a lovely weekend,
sevy (58) 2013-01-06 6:41
Very good point of view to play with the perspective and the alignment of pagodas.
And what a light with the subtle variations in the golden tones. You were at a good time to manage this subject very aesthetic.
Cricri (118785) 2013-01-06 10:53
Excellente perspective des pagodes, la lumière matinale sue le haut, belle architecture et contraste ombre et de lumière, belle réalisation
GREGG (7888) 2013-01-06 12:10
This is a fine line of stupas rendered even more beautiful by the soft light.Magnificent work. I love it.
Have a nice evening,
dkmurphys (57986) 2013-01-06 13:16
Very attractive perspective composition. The shapes are quite impressive and the soft sunlight makes the scene even more attractive. Well seen.
danos (97453) 2013-01-06 22:51
nice the view of Sundamani Paya complex,with all these stupas to create depth and making the image so beautiful and unique.The falling light on the upper parts of the stupas brings out the details of them making the image unique
Have a good week,Danps
mirosu (16129) 2013-01-07 5:31
Excellently optimized crop allowing the "pagoda towers" to remain a great focal point. The evening (?) light is excellent. Diagonal composition works very well here. Well done.
COSTANTINO (64740) 2013-01-07 5:35
excellent capture with the greatest symmetry
the one close to the other touch the blue sky
the spires from a perfect diogonal
wonderful use of lighting
have a nice evening
flatwin (2181) 2013-01-07 5:51
Belle perspective et de belle couleur pour cette pris de vue
josepmarin (58357) 2013-01-07 12:10
I like how the light of the sunrise bathes the beautiful architecture of the stupas with a few precious pink tones, and the fantastic graphical effect of its perfect alignment, which from a good POV provides a dynamic and elegant perspective to the composition.
It is a very elegant work, with a high quality of image and with an effective game of light and shades, which emphasize the beauty of the ensemble.
A beautiful work!
nikkitta (17066) 2013-01-07 13:34
Mandalay, a place I hope to visit, meanwhile I enjoy watching photos and this capture , a symmetrical one taken with the appropriated light to show the golden domes
Indeed a great POV
Greetings and TFS
claudeD (38362) 2013-01-08 1:18
very fine architecture picture from Mandalay with a fine composition and from an very well choosen pov.Very good light managment.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Bournazel (0) 2013-01-08 6:06
Happy nex year
another great shot with a fantastic light and I love the diagonal line
Waylim (25502) 2013-01-09 9:22
This is simply beautiful and the light is magical with the warm golden tone of the sun light illuminated the stupas from the side. Creating really good contrast and the different shade of the light give great 3D effect. Great Depth and I love the layers of stupas in receding order. Good POV and diagonal composition.
One of my favorite contry in Asia. Though I heard it changes alot from 15 years ago when I was there.
shevchenko (20516) 2013-01-09 23:50
Good pov and good frame to show a row of pagodas, tidy shot in good perspective effect, I like these unique architectures and fascinating view under soft sunlight, distinct color, good sharpness, well done.
adores (45243) 2013-01-10 14:51
I've been there on a rainy day but this is surely a place where I would like to return!
Good diagonal with the white stupas!The golden light is very good also!This is a really fantastic place!
Angshu (56750) 2013-01-14 3:59
The perspective created by the stupas, drenched in the pastel light creates a fine view. The pinkish tones on the stupas contrast well with the sky which also has the lovely soft colours. I've seen such similar structures in Ladakh as well. Very nice image my friend & one of the few from you, which has no human interest ;-)
ikeharel (70677) 2014-11-30 0:21
An abundance of pagoda towers, Abmdsudi, how intriguig.
POV superbly shown those in Juxtaposition and under the afternoon golden light.
It is a great attraction, photography-wise, we can imagine how it looks on a morning bright light from the front side's.
Have a nice new week,
fritzi007 (10553) 2015-01-04 0:56
very good presentation, excellent image sharpness and information, well done!
mcmtanyel (22216) 2016-03-25 20:40
I like the repeating patterns that this "forest of stupas" generates. The cloudless sky is most agreeable to my taste.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (53615)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-12
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/22, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-05 7:06