This another view from Bongeumsan Temple.
Once known as Gyeonseongsa Temple, Bongeunsa Temple is located to the north of COEX building, and was constructed in the 10th year of Shilla King Weongseong’s reign (794). In 1498, Queen Jeonghyeon refurbished Gyeonseongsa Temple at the east of King Seongjong’s royal mausoleum and renamed the temple as Bongeunsa. Originally located near the royal maulsoleum (1km southwest), the temple was transferred to its current location during Joseon King Myeongjong’s reign. 3,479 Buddhist scriptures of 13 types, including the works of Kim Jeong-hee, are stored here. The Buddhist ceremony called Jeongdaebulsa, is held every September 9th of the lunar calendar, where monks march carrying the scriptures on their heads and recite the Beopseongge (Buddhist rites).
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knowdebu (964) 2007-01-30 4:00
i like the shot.its very colourful. nice perspective.
kaourantin (217) 2007-01-30 4:04
Colors and compo are very nice !
terimakasi74 (283) 2007-01-30 4:04
I love the colors and "symmetry" of your composition. Excellent POV, wel done!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-01-30 4:54
Great colors here! Good perspective, perfect sharpness, very beautiful light.
I like it!
riclopes (35577) 2007-01-30 4:57
Olá Ben, spectacular graphic image. The repetition effect from this perspective is quite effective and I also like the combination of primary colors. Very good shot!
faubry (35401) 2007-01-30 5:02
bonjour Benjamin, tres belle photo colorée; avec la ligne de fuite, j aurais, je crois essayer d inclure des personnages en dessous?
braveone (110) 2007-01-30 5:06
great colours. It's a very simple picture in a way, but effective.
tabora (0) 2007-01-30 5:14
Couleurs et grande perspective,un joli shot.
nursez (1903) 2007-01-30 5:23
I love the colors!The light and the sharpness is great,thankyou.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-01-30 5:24
So I see you've been taking over the role of "official TE lantern shooter" from Rafal who got busy in shooting babies lately ;-)
I like here the multitude that gets busier as the eye ventures farther, plus the diversity of joyful colors, these lanterns are definitely a very attractive subject !
have a nice day,
ben4321 (9875) 2007-01-30 5:32
Well, what can I say?
This has a tremendous impact, and I like the way you brought order to this chaotic image, with your careful framing of the rows of lanterns at the front.
The colours are great, and I think they would have had even more impact if you had under-exposed slightly to deepen the colours.
This is a great shot though Ben, well done.
bwiti (402) 2007-01-30 9:24
Tres belle composition...
parbo (11092) 2007-01-30 12:24
Your colorful view is spectacular from ground. You captured thousands of lanterns in splendid colors and sharpness. Congratulations.
anes_lc (14968) 2007-01-30 17:12
your pic make me smile...that smile that is just telling :we must enjoy life.don't know why.great shot,beautiful colors.
Deepforest (9260) 2007-01-30 18:04
it looks very impressively... other, different, colourful world... :o) I like the composition and perfect sharpness.
triptych2003 (1534) 2007-01-30 18:09
there's a sony ad where all these brightly coloured balls bounce down a hill. thousands upon thousands of small colour raining down. this shot reminds me of that. apart from the colours of course, i like the repetition and perspective as the lanterns close in on each other in the distance. looks like breaking your leg has given you time to find some gems!
Ann75 (0) 2007-01-31 1:16
What a wonderful shot with all the different colours lanterns. The perspective here is great and the light is well balanced! Great composition with beautiful details! Well done, Benjamin!
Graal (95079) 2007-01-31 3:14
fantastic pattern, good captured theme, very nice colours and good composition. I like it. Well done photo.
salvator (19102) 2007-01-31 3:43
Very interesting and colorfull photo. I have never seen such a concentration of lanterns in my life. The depth and the pov are very nice.
Best regards. Salvator.
tibervince (781) 2007-01-31 4:56
What a rainbow of colors. I especially like the POV as it feels like a crowd, a sea, a shower of colorful lanterns... beautifull!
hello_ishan (1571) 2007-01-31 6:06
I love these lanterns; very colorful shot. Well done & tfs.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-01-31 6:18
Hi Ben, beautiful image with a lot of colours and good repetition of the pattern !
the perspective is very good, and the wide lens is used perfectly!
tonyking (1612) 2007-01-31 6:29
I love the colours you've got here! Your management of the light and the image quality are excellent and your note, as usual, if both interesting and informative. Well done!
cbrman (21637) 2007-01-31 7:01
Impressionnante succession de couleur ! Ces inombrables lanternes donnent un rythme superbe à l'image !
Excllente prise de vue !
ElAprendiz (30) 2007-01-31 13:40
A particular photo in its colorful one. Defined colors affluent and I magnify resistance. Good work
rafid76 (0) 2007-01-31 15:50
a lantern invasion! good composition with wide range of colors. i love the fact of how they become larg to small!
stego (22558) 2007-02-01 0:41
Wonderful pov and colors! You made a beautiful pattern with those colorful baloons.
TFS, Regards, José.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-02-01 17:57
What an amazing capture of these repetitive patterns. The repeating colours form a nice visual feast,
siolaw (38018) 2007-02-02 3:29
A fine shot here with a huge density of lanterns, density getting higher as we go down the picture... needless to sat, colors are wonderful, sharpness is flawless... a good subject well presented
jemaflor (80000) 2007-02-02 5:37
Well taken, interesting effect with all these details and different colours, well made.
lilimih33 (9912) 2007-02-02 19:41
Interesting composition! Beautiful colours and sharpness! Good point of view!
mdetay (4865) 2007-02-02 20:16
Nice shot. Very graphic.
Well done. Congratulation.
Cheers from Hong Kong.
axiotea (21649) 2007-02-04 3:22
Vow! Beautiful pattern of the colored thousands lanterns in a great choice of POV and framing.
thebecky (688) 2007-02-04 20:51
Great shot full of the joys of life. A very impressive amount of lanterns here and you have captured them perfectly. Very well done.
somkiat (1104) 2007-02-05 5:49
nice shot,i like the mixing of colors.
at first,i think it's the balloons,but it's not.
surprised and fantastic shot.
rzesynepkarzarn (0) 2007-02-05 6:37
Nice, joyful colours and perfect composition. Sharpness is great. Totally clear shot.
david (3992) 2007-02-05 6:46
love this shot ben ... it's a beauty!!
bong eun sa is my favourite temple in korea ... good photo mate! :)
ixtanbul7 (447) 2007-02-06 2:23
wow... what is that...what colorful and nice shot u get... I love the angel u get it. TFS
branley (3681) 2007-02-06 5:17
another fine shot from your already impressive gallery, the deeper I delve the more I find. Your clever framing of these lanterns has brought a bit of discipline to the composition. I like the way they fall back in greater numbers, a bit like an army on the march. Lovely colours, though there appears to be only four, looks more somehow! Another superb capture, well done.
zeca (19762) 2007-02-08 21:58
Beautiful colours! I like the way you framing the lanterns and I am wondering how nice should be all this lamps on! Great capture! Nice DOF!
magiqa (1292) 2007-02-09 8:21
Such a colourful photo! Very good!
batalay (34575) 2007-02-09 12:30
There is superb perspective in this shot, the finite sizes of the lanterns converging into microscopic spheres and vanishing. Very original and well composed shot, exquisitely exposed. Trained in matematics and art (I am a theoretical physicist), I have done some work in "projective geometry," which is one of the areas that mathematics and art intersect. I love this shot,
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-02-09 12:33
This is a wonderfull festival of colors. I really like your short cropping and the excellent sharpness and light.
Also, this is an interesting report.
Really well done
xramm (1831) 2007-02-10 2:47
Lanterns' colors are good in harmony, just I want to see this with taken by a longer lens, how it will look.good work
pastadog (13111) 2007-02-13 18:49
Hi Ben, amazing shot of this "sea" of infinite colorful lanterns, gradually becoming smaller. Fantastic job, congratulations! Daniel
ahmetgedikli (25372) 2007-02-14 18:11
Nice capture. I like the different patterns and perspective. Good job!
Thanks for sharing.
Jason_teale (717) 2007-02-14 22:14
THis is my favorite time of year in Korea. I am impressed that you broke the common style of shooting the lanterns a night and it seems that you have focussed on the color and composition a lot. This makes for a great shot and it stands out a lot. The colors in particular are wonderful!
Philippe (11836) 2007-02-15 17:24
Hi, Benjamin. A very colourful image and a feeling of depth created by the lante'ns in the foreground. The light is excellent.
cepekdong (3676) 2007-02-19 3:32
wow what a colourful picture here, i love it ! so many balloons/lanterns ! really good pov which u chose ...
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-02-22 3:36
Excellent colourful shot with a lovely pattern. I like your POV and perspective.
Very well done my friend
sebcz (2345) 2007-03-01 6:24
Very good PoV, making the mass of the balloons seem endless. TFS,
MIG13 (0) 2007-03-05 15:02
A magical mood you've captured here, Benjamin! Great POV and colours! Well done! TFS! Regards! Miguel.
jasmis (57822) 2007-03-09 14:01
Superb mosaic of strong colours. Really incredible composition.
Interesting note, too. Regards.
dilane (861) 2007-03-10 13:03
It isn't the style of my pictures and when I see yours, I was surprised, thanks for your commentary.
I like this photo with the max of colors, thanks.
pebbles (0) 2007-03-11 3:56
super, a very nice shot....I like it very much !!!
fleurdaubergine (85) 2007-03-13 16:51
Very good !!!!!!!!
guli (227) 2007-03-14 5:16
anesugur (18789) 2007-03-16 17:11
Very well captured shot from a very good pov.
Excellent colors with superb light, details, and sharpness.
Well done. Best regards. Uğur
chrisnet (21088) 2007-03-20 13:11
Wonderful composition very colorful, I like very much the graphism of these lanterns. Well seen and composed, congratulations.
atus (15838) 2007-03-21 18:25
fantastic and very effective shot of all these colourful lanterns. The light is very well managed and the perspective is simply great. Great idea to take it! Tfs and best wishes.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-03-24 2:49
One of your best photos for sure, wonderful perspective with the balloons.
With Greetings from India
paura (47166) 2007-03-28 17:18
Very beautiful colorful shot. Excellent composition. Well done.
danos (82673) 2007-04-04 12:01
it's really an impressive shot with a good POV and perspective, from the Bongeumsan Temple.A colourful capture with plenty of light and lanterns.Well done.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-04-05 5:36
Hi Ben, as i'm in a serie of "repetition of motifs" i can't resist commenting this one which is really impressive and i understand easily the succees this picture already had here, impressive geometry and artistical effect for those lanterns, fill of color, i also like the way you posted it, natural, without too much PP
Excellent, of course!
capthaddock (28790) 2007-04-07 22:13
¡Wow! ¡Wow! again, what a riot of color, I've seen plenty of lantern photos but never such a sheer quantity of them in one frame, well done.
Benedict (7076) 2007-04-09 16:51
i am speechless! can't find the right adjectives to describe this gem of a work!!
kaptan (1444) 2007-04-23 9:13
sharpness are beatiful.thanks.Nezih
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-04-24 7:40
This has a tremendous impact, and I like the way you brought order to this chaotic image, with your careful framing of the rows of lanterns at the front.
The colours are great, and I think they would have had even more impact if you had under-exposed slightly to deepen the colours.....
Steft (5975) 2007-04-29 9:53
Here is another colourful photo! I like this one even better. The colours are very good and the repetition of shapes gives a nice graphic effect. This photo has a vere festive atmosphere.
FORJP001 (3819) 2007-05-07 7:47
This one is the second picture very spectacular of your gallery.
Colorful and many many lanterns.
s_a_s_h_a (607) 2007-05-07 9:54
What an amazing shot with anteresting composition, beautiful colors and good point of view.
Wanda1 (14922) 2007-05-22 10:12
Wow! So spectacular all these lanterns. I love all the colours, and your wide angle to include so many is great. An amazing shot with good sharpness and depth.
happypoppeye (4817) 2007-06-07 0:31
Great color and depth. ...umm, really that's it. Prety much perfect photo. ...wait - I don't like the pole.
verswe (7322) 2007-09-23 2:58
Daar hou ik wel van, van monotone basis dingen met kleur.
mesquens (2399) 2007-10-17 5:37
What a nice pic.
Colors and sharpness, excellent. POV idem.
mikeo (12129) 2007-10-20 6:38
Superb composition with amazing colours!
Very nice composition and good POV!
placombe (7795) 2007-11-13 13:50
Superb pov creating depth in this randomly repetitive pattern. I was looking for a 5th color but there isn't.
Regards from Canada
cak (4879) 2007-11-13 15:59
woov . they are like china army.thank u
aofl (1088) 2008-01-30 14:21
Very nice photo. Nice colours and sharpness
zmey (7335) 2008-02-04 6:08
this is quite a color festival here. i love the way you have filled the frame: not a single distraction. very informative your note, too.
my compliments and TFS
MarcT (20958) 2008-02-11 6:03
I went through your galery and came back to your most famous pictures. This is also interesting bacause the almost infinite repetition of colors and shapes.
AdrienneClaire (722) 2008-02-18 3:56
The colors are amazing, especially in this composition! Very useful note too
porto62 (2313) 2008-03-01 16:19
Hi Benjamin,just a great shoot, compo colours sharpness got it all TFS Alain
ChrisJ (94426) 2008-03-03 4:24
An old one from your archives. Superb colour & repetition. I was broke & penniless around the time of the Jinju lantern festival last year but have plenty of funds now. Good sharpness & pov. Tfs!
Silversnow (2319) 2008-05-26 11:45
Wow, lots of briliant colors in this simple yet fullfiling composition :)
yquem46 (38378) 2009-04-18 1:21
Your visit to my gallery gives me the opportunity to discover yours which I did not know so far
many excellents things, such as this one to start with. Gosh where is that temple ????
bravo and see you around
bashoo84 (18) 2011-02-26 7:06
Simple yet so joyful and interesting...love it.
tenretin (2211) 2014-02-14 9:39
You made a beautiful picture, the colors are natural (which is rare because the mode push the sliders in Photoshop is well established). I like this type of composition. It is seen.
- Copyright: Benjamin Voborsky (vagabondtravels) (6507)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-04
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon 12-24mm f/4G DX
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): TE Moments [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-30 3:52
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