I have a small confession to make. In reviewing the thousands of shots I made in Korea I find that most often the focus was on social issues rather than the beauty of the landscape and culture. This shot is typical of what can be found at the literally hundreds of Buddhist Temples found all around the country. Obviously there are ones that are better funded or run than others but they are all a haven from the hectic daily routine in one of the most rapidly growing economies in the world.
I have shown this Bulguksa Temple before and I doubt that in all my days I will ever not be amazed at what I saw.
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ribeiroantonio (22631) 2008-07-11 19:35
Your approach to the roofs of this temple is extraordinarily dynamic and beautiful. I really like the different shapes and directions of the many lines in the frame. The colours look very natural and the many details all over the picture are excellent. It is a pleasure to look at. Well done.
batalay (33891) 2008-07-11 20:23
I like this remarkable study of shapes and colors. Moreover, Geongju, I am almost certain has a university, and in 1997 I gave talk there among a series of lectures I gave in Korea. The earthy tones of yellows and reds are truly compelling.
ikas (593) 2008-07-11 20:31
Beautiful combination of colors and shapes. Excellent sharpness
bracasha75 (24481) 2008-07-11 23:13
There are view on this roofs from a excellent choised position
You show us this South Korean architecture very well
Great job with this woden roofs
jhm (130662) 2008-07-12 1:05
Through to show the different detail get we a better view about the construction and the buildings in this country.
I find your contribution very good suitable on these site.
Quality and sharpness are very well, also the composition and presentation are attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Longroute (19392) 2008-07-12 1:21
Those roofs have undoubtly a unique charm. Good idea to have them in two separate planes,that like two parallel mountains ringes give the sense of depth. Besides your pov shows the interesting details below the roofs which are well defined and clear enough in spite of them being in the shade. I think the exposition must have been not easy.
Greetings from Sardinia,
Budapestman (82620) 2008-07-12 1:27
Amazing shot from this building with creative composition. I like the different shapes and decorative elements, the colours are splendid. Excellent choice the POV, really beautiful work, Congratulations. Have a nice weekend
jonathan_hart (21270) 2008-07-12 3:28
interesting framing playing with rooftops lines, dynamic result, fine light and colours, original composition, well done
Kielia (21953) 2008-07-12 3:52
I also like your idea of capturing this fascinating architecture very much.
Due to the colours, the shadows and the different shapes it is an extraordinarily dynamic composition which I suppose stands in great contrast to the peacefulness of this place.
dareco (17134) 2008-07-12 6:55
I spent a wonderful afternoon at this place. The architecture is really beautiful, as is the artwork. You have excellent lighting and detail and the colors are exact. I like these type of pictures, but I never know how to frame them, hopefully I'll learn in time from seeing others. Nice to see you, hope you're doing well.
robertosalguero (196) 2008-07-12 7:14
I would love to see what you saw and experience the experience of being in Korea. I imagine this is a beautiful country with lots of history and excellent architecture. Your image does show some of that characteristic design of the East. The tile roofs do make an interesting pattern of lines and shapes. Nice work Greg.
amaryllis (32605) 2008-07-12 7:54
superbe cadrage de cette architecture caractéristique de ce pays et aux multiples facette
Charo (51208) 2008-07-12 16:10
An original composition with great colors and details. I love this overlapping roofs. Great POV.
fulvio52 (8314) 2008-07-13 11:44
a finely framed, most interesting display of shapes and colors. I particularly appreciate the interplay among diagonals and the exposure. The latter doesn't look easy to figure out to me.
Good job, thanks for sharing.
Have fun, see ya later.
holmertz (33523) 2008-07-14 2:48
There are lots of extremely interesting architectural details in this picture, as well as many attractive opposing lines that actually create a lot of action. Very fine colors and good wooden texture.
maloutim (9619) 2008-07-14 8:27
I like the graphic art created by these intertwined triangular roofs. Interesting contrast between the grey roofs and the more vivid colours inside.
I have also read the note written with your previous photo of the temple.
Thank you for sharing these beautiful works of art!
azleader (6) 2008-07-14 15:57
I like this angle and perspective.
avene (12675) 2008-07-15 10:46
I enjoy shots of architectural details, and I definitely like this photo, no surprise here. the light looks harsh and difficult, but you have managed to avoid both over- and underexposure. the details in the shadows shows very well the elaborate ornaments of the temple, I like it a lot, and I think that the photo is a good illustration to the one important aspect of daily life in Korea.
stego (22556) 2008-07-17 17:01
I think that the posts of yours that caught my attention earlier featured roofs like these. You used their shapes, textures and colours very wisely to produce a wonderful compo, which together with the impeccable light management and sharpness results in a very attractive image.
It's interesting that you are upset because you focused more on people and/or daily life in general than on "beauty", namely because I feel the inverse about my photos. I find that it's much easier to produce catchy pictures without people and it's not usual to find someone like you that is so proficient in both fields.
ryno (6474) 2008-08-08 1:28
Hi Greg, I like the focus on the graceful lines of the building in this one. It's a very tight crop, but I can see why you chose to do it like this. Great light, shadow and colour as well - you've captured something of the grace of the East here.
CaesarP (3924) 2008-11-15 4:42
very nice pov, minimalistic, great detail of this architecture and light.
portmanndominic (2400) 2008-12-05 6:22
I see your gallery and your picture from Korea , diffiucult to choose , I visit Bulgulksa and you shot is very representative of this place , you play weel with the architectur and the lights
Have a good week end
Regards from rainy Paris
gunbud (34066) 2009-01-21 7:58
Unique prespective to this lovely architecture caught in brilliant warm light.
This shot shows well the tight inter-connecting rooms and beautiful bamboo construction of the Korean style roofs.
Santanoni a great camp in the Adirondacks is of similar design.
pablominto (53744) 2010-02-24 22:50
The slightly curved roofs are one of the characteristics of Asian architecture, and the point is well shown in this frame!
Good details in the ancient houses, and the tight framing helps focus the viewers attention...
A colourful capture!
- Copyright: Greg Davis (Greg1949) (9011)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-24
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D 200, 18-200 1:3.5-5.6 DX VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-11 17:31