Another early morning photo taken from the rooftop of a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.
The snow covered mountain between the prayer flags and the marigolds is part of the Ganesh Himal range. This mountain range was named after the Hindu elephant-headed God of good fortune and the highest point is 7340 metres.
Both prayer flags and marigolds fill Nepal with vibrant colours.
Prayer flags are strung everywhere. Tibetan Buddhists believe that the mantras, symbols and messages of peace which are printed on the coloured square flags will be blown by the wind to spread goodwill and compassion into the surrounding countryside. The 5 colours are always hung in the same order and represent the elements - blue-sky/space, white-air/wind, red-fire, green-water and yellow-earth.
Throughout Nepal marigolds fill shrines, are made into garlands, draped around necks, used as offerings, hung on houses and businesses, collect in the cracks on the streets, adorn weddings, and accompany the dead.
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bukitgolfb301 (41044) 2009-12-11 5:17
Hello my dear Marlene
This is an another impresive super shot!
Well carculated framework, perfct composition and color contrast/variation are so admirable as usual.
Congratulation on your masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a good Friday night!
LeeLoo (0) 2009-12-11 5:50
Dear Marlene Fegan!
Good point of view.
Very good picture.
serp2000 (43800) 2009-12-11 5:53
Good evening, Marlene,
Impressive colourful composition! Good idea! Excellent saturation, nice frame!
hmm, here is 18:45 now, and what's time is at your place?
Have a good weekend!
rikko77 (10861) 2009-12-11 6:45
a great composition indeed, with a very good graphic effect and light management. I like it!
have a good day
saxo042 (37794) 2009-12-11 8:49
Here you have included two different things that both would be making a fine picture by themselves in combination with the beautiful mountains in the background. It is hard decide wether the flowers or the flags are the most prominent part here. So why include both parts to show us the whole picture.
Kielia (24077) 2009-12-11 10:01
a very nice note is accompanying this fascinating impression that conveys a very optimistic mood due to the wonderful light and the vibrant colors of the flowers. An excellent composition! TFS!
holmertz (51180) 2009-12-11 13:50
This is a so much nicer view from your hotel than the fairly ugly modern parts of the city. This is also a fine composiiton of bright colours and nice lines. I like the contrasts between the flowers in their pots and the prayer-flags. As a bonus a glimpse of the mountains in the background.
amazon (12112) 2009-12-11 15:10
akşamüzer, ışığı çiçeklerin üzerinden çok güzel yansıyor,dua kağıtları ve arka plan kareye dinamizm vermiş,
windosil (1158) 2009-12-12 3:20
What a welcome picture of warmth to see on this cold foggy morning! Even the terracotta pots are radiating it. The converging rows of gently varying colour enclose the distant view and make it feel safe.
artesia (959) 2009-12-14 13:33
Oh wow.. I like the idea of this picture with the mountains in the background... Those prayer flags never fail to enhanced any picture :-)
beautiful colour of those flowers with morning light... great composition..
Thank you for sharing... may I know which hotel you're staying in Thamel? :-P
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-12-25 2:10
Superb take. Very nice colors. Good exposure and sharpness. Good frame.
Greetings from Warszawa!
jmdias (63412) 2010-01-25 1:12
colorful image and compo full of meaning. I liked the flowers and the colored flags agaiunst the sky and mountains, created a fabulous mood. nice job
- Copyright: Marlene Fegan (mafegan) (8624)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D80 DSLR, Sigma 18-200 / 3.5-6.3
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-11 5:02
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