One of several pictures taken at Wat Na Phra Men in Ayutthaya
The name of this temple means the temple in front of the royal pyre, sometimes called Wat Na Phra Meru is situated off Ayutthaya City Island, opposite the formal Grand Palace in the northern area in Tha Wasukri district.
The temple was constructed in the 1500s during the reign of King Ramathibodi. It also has been used as a Royal cremation area.
This temple is still considerably in its original condition being one of the few temples not to have been destroyed by the Burmese in the sacking of .Ayutthaya in 1760. In fact, the temple was used by the Burmese as a camp and gun emplacement during the attackon the city.
Wat Na Phra Men was repaired in 1835 to 1838 during the reign of Rama III of Bangkok’s Chakry dynasty.
(Source: History of Ayutthaya web site). Click here for further information.
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manrezaei (1749) 2013-04-09 1:23
I haven't been in Thailand any but yout photo attracts me to visit soon. Very nice shot. The details and warm colors well managed here. Very well done.
Noel_Byrne (33726) 2013-04-09 1:30
Great POV on this to show not only the character of the shot, but also to fully include teh display of coloured flowers in its entirety, which puts a great mood and feeling to the whole shot. The monk has a very pleasant and happy expression and his seating position is so similar to the pictures behind, and teh statues of your recent shots.
Very interesting idea to show a real person in the pose in this temple, a great human touch to this place.
All the best
Royaldevon (43909) 2013-04-09 1:37
What strikes me about your Thai shots is the amount of colour. Everywhere and everything seems so vibrant. Were you aware of it whilst you were there?
This shot perfectly reveals my thoughts. Everywhere is so bright, so colourful!
I think this is new style which I have discussed with other photographers, using part of a figure, looking into the shot, to act as a link. There is obviously a conversation between the two figures, I wonder if it is about the pot or is he surreptitiously taking something!!!
Nice, sharp details throughout.
Have a lovely day,
Nicou (152026) 2013-04-09 1:47
quelle vue et image de ce moine sueprbe assis en tailleur mervielleuse iamge et cpatage quelle compo sueperbe attitude et iamge.
Bravo et amitié
tedesse (25135) 2013-04-09 2:33
Interesting picture of the inside of the temple with the monk.
Nice colors and good sharpness.
dkmurphys (65148) 2013-04-09 4:01
Interesting exotic scene. I like the strong colors of the many decorations and the unusual monk's exposure.
Enjoy a fine day.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-09 4:18
a wonderful study this. So much to look at and all perfectly sharp and colourful. A real sense of the atmosphere and character of this place in this superbly executed shot. Well done!
Regards - Brian.
williewhistler (16496) 2013-04-09 4:51
there are so many colourful details to enjoy in his nicely balanced shot, it`s a real delight with the seated monk adding his own charm to a super travel photgraph.
Sergiom (89267) 2013-04-09 5:31
Je suppose qu'il avait terminé sa prière et avait un petit moment pour discuter . Comme tout en Thailande, c'est très coloré avec plein de fleurs .
Fis2 (107416) 2013-04-09 7:18
Curious interior and scene.
I like frame and colours.
Good reportorial shot.
Have a nice afternoon
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-09 7:37
Wow!Great timing on this capture.Very good atmosphere and amazing result of this indoor shot.Very good job.
Have a nice day
jlbrthnn (76039) 2013-04-09 8:07
Les moines bouddhistes son probablement très bavards :) Une photo intéressante pleine de détails et de couleurs. Excellent cadrage.
ChrisJ (118895) 2013-04-09 8:08
Hope you got plenty of shots of the ruins around Ayutthaya. They are very photogenic. But this is a superb daily life shot of the monk with excellent colour, saturation, and sharpness. I like the angled pov which adds perspective. A good diffused light. Tfs!
rogerl (1632) 2013-04-09 13:55
Stephen, the constant in your photos from Thailand has always been color. Even the broom salesman was a highly colorful bicycle. The flowers as well as the carpet, chair, and images on the wall all have outstanding colors that you've captured very well. The monk looks very relaxed, having a chat with the dude who looks like he's taking a cookie out of the cookie jar. Thanks.
carlo62 (55716) 2013-04-09 14:56
un colpo molto naturale, scattano nel loro ambiente, molto colorato e solenne.
jusninasirun (17527) 2013-04-09 19:35
A fine shot at the monk talking to the visitor. Love the arrangements of stuff around his seating place in good details.
Thanks and kind regards.
saxo042 (37968) 2013-04-10 3:42
Very good colours. An interesting view with this monk, sitting here like a king on his throne. A slight pity that the half person at the side is included. The picture would have been even better without him.
Graal (103038) 2013-04-10 11:01
nice scenery and portrait of monk in one. An interesting details. Good shot. Also note is interesting.
Have a nice evening.
ourania (51103) 2013-04-10 11:49
it would be great if the whole of the head of the man on the right had been included in the frame, but even so we can understand his mood and role in the composition. What's very attractive and intriguing is the face and expression of the monk. I like very much the perspective you gave to this capture and the many details, colours and textures that create an exotic feel. Lighting is excellent and the rendering of colours superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-04-11 17:37
I really like the pervasive golden color in this shot - his robe, the flowers, the tables, pictures, even the cloth in front of his seat here. Especially on the rob it is a wonderfully rich and vibrant hue, almost electric in spots. Nice moment you've captured here as well. Thanks!
delpeoples (59846) 2013-04-15 5:56
hehehehe you don't usually think of monks sitting down, having a cuppa and a chat. But judging from this photo, maybe they do. It's heartwarming to see someone and something so extraordinary doing something so ordinary as talking to the guy who looks like he brings the tea or cleans the place. Nice colours and very interesting details to occupy us with.
Thanks for sharing, have a happy day
Urs (14082) 2013-08-25 18:36
Nice candid shot of the dialogue between the monk and the devotee. During monsoon the monks in Ayuthaya normally are not so happy then the one in your shot seems to be, because often their Wats are chest deep flooded with the run-off from the North. Fine pastel colour hues and high sharpness. Well done
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (107477)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-09 0:26