A short series of pictures during a visit to Bang Pa-in palace in Thailand, some 33 miles (55 kilometres) north of the capital Bangkok.
Here is some information from Wikipedea:
Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, also known as the Summer Palace, is a palace complex formerly used by the Thai kings. The palace is located on the Chao Phraya River bank in Bang Pa-In district, Ayutthaya Province
King Prasat Thong originally constructed the complex in 1632, and though it lay empty and overgrown throughout the late 18th and early 19th centuries, King Mongkut began to restore the site in the mid-19th century. Most of the present buildings were constructed between 1872 and 1889 by King Chulalongkorn.
The facilities include vast gardens and landscaping, Wehart Chamrunt (Heavenly Light), a Chinese-style royal palace and throne room; the Warophat Phiman (Excellent and Shining Heavenly Abode), a royal residence; Ho Withun Thasana (Sages' Lookout), a brightly painted lookout tower; and the Aisawan Thiphya-Art (Divine Seat of Personal Freedom), a pavilion constructed in the middle of a pond.
The palace and grounds are largely open to visitors, as King Bhumibol Adulyadej and his family use it only rarely for banquets and special occasions.
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manrezaei (1837) 2013-03-30 1:12
An amazing view you shot. The architecture in center of image is superb. Well done.
besnard (56447) 2013-03-30 1:15
Une belle image de ce temple sur pilotis. Tu l'as bien cadré et la luminosité met l'ensemble en valeur.
jhm (153792) 2013-03-30 1:30
You chose a very well angle, you place the two buildings excellent beside each other.
Colours and sharpness are perfect.
Composition and presentation are amazing.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Happy Easter,
Silvio1953 (144514) 2013-03-30 1:32
Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic temple, nice reflections, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio
ourania (46364) 2013-03-30 2:31
a lovely and elengant composition that gives us a very interesting view of the palace. The association of the two very different architectural styles is fascinating. I like very much the warm light and the way it has affected both the strong and the pale colours. The reflections offer an enchanting softness to the picture. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely Easter!
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2013-03-30 3:04
Hello Stephen, lovely image here, i like this south eastern-asian architecture. The colors on the small building are amazing. Nice blue sky. Well placed off-center the composition. Good take.
macondo (19564) 2013-03-30 4:50
Another very pleasing shot from your Thailand set. You captured the light perfectly in this one, when over-exposure would have been likely with so many white and pale yellow surfaces. Might I suggest a crop from the bottom of the photo, removing the patch of grass and lowering the horizon a little? Just a thought.
Fis2 (98691) 2013-03-30 4:59
A very interesting building in the Pond.
Lovely composition and frame.
I like colors.
Well done my friend.
Have a nice afternoon
pierrefonds (66955) 2013-03-30 5:08
The distance between the pavilion and the palace is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the architecture of the pavilion. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (80830) 2013-03-30 5:25
Un très beau point de vue sur le petit temple au milieu du petit lac. L'image est douce et jouit d'une belle lumière. La qualité des détails est bonne.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-03-30 5:36
loving this series of shots, everything looks so clean and well cared for. The lines and detailing here are just captivating as is the subtle and gentle light. Fascinating and beautiful.
Regards - Brian.
ikeharel (72227) 2013-03-30 6:01
A magnificent view over the pond and golden pavilion on mid-water's.
Fine outlines of the two edifices contrast with red & white.
The green piece of lawn on lower left, gave scale to the distance over the place, made good choice by leaving it on picture.
Enjoy a nice weekend,
tedesse (25135) 2013-03-30 6:16
Beautifully showed Royal Palace Bang Pa-in on the river Chao Phraya.
Interesting POV and composition, great colors and excellent sharpness.
I greet and wish you a Happy Easter
chrisvek (7001) 2013-03-30 6:20
Amazing focus and superb architectural details on the background.Great colors and saturation.Well done!
Have a great weekend
dkmurphys (59279) 2013-03-30 6:26
Another POV of this attractive exotic place. I like the atmosphere and the colors. Good catch and Happy Easter!
carlo62 (49299) 2013-03-30 6:59
una bella differenza tra le due architetture, la composizione le mette in relazione facendi apprezzare le forme e le geometrie di entrambe.
Nicou (143238) 2013-03-30 7:11
avec ce socle blan quelle compo et vue de ce temple tout doré sur l'eau et quelle architecture avec les autres édifices blanc, superbe compo.
bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (31464) 2013-03-30 8:04
What a cool idea to have a little madmade island with a building like that on it. Incredible detail in the roof of it. I am guessing this is a folly of some sort as opposed to a working building? Looks excellent.
I like the contrast in the styles as well, a great idea to include the building on the left which looks surprisingly western in style. The temple like building in the lake however cements where this is.
Thanks for sharing, and Happy Easter.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-03-30 8:34
Hello Stephen - the light you caught here is great, nice and bright, and well reflected in the water. Beautiful pavilion here, and an immaculately kept area! I agree with Andrew (macondo) that perhaps a crop at bottom might remove a bit of a distraction, but overall a beautiful location and recording! Thanks!
jadesgran (5423) 2013-03-30 9:12
What an adorable building!I think it would be fitting in a fairy story book, it looks magical.
Have a good Easter
Cricri (120199) 2013-03-30 12:11
J'ai presque la même...merveilleuse présentation, le contraste très beau de l'architecture du temple, belle lumière, très belle présentation
Beau weekend de Pâques
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-03-30 21:38
This is a beautiful image of the pavilion surrounded by water. Good clear image in balanced perspective.
Thanks and have a great weekend.
cornejo (43007) 2013-03-31 12:28
Salut Stephen très bonne image de cette composition belle et intéressante avec le pavillon bel étang, magnifiquement capturée dans cette image intéressante et belle avec une netteté, une bonne couleur et de la lumière. Very good job intéressant et parfaitement réalisé, bravo mon ami. Merci de partager ce beau travail.
Bonne nuit et à la semaine heureuse.
Salutations chaleureuses du sud de l'Espagne.
amaryllis (37039) 2013-04-01 2:23
une photo bien lumineuse de ce palace sur l'eau, plutôt entouré d'eau, le contraste avec le batiment sur la gauche, de beaux reflets et un bel environnement
wolf38 (31296) 2013-04-03 6:51
Hi Stephen. Architecture in Thai style. The beautiful pavilion in the pond is a place of interest. Informative text. The photo reminds me of my stay in Thailand a few years ago.
emka (98894) 2013-04-05 23:25
Nice rather modern palace and traditional pavilion on the pond. Isn't it amazing that Bhumibol Adulyadej is reigning the country almost 67 years(one month more than I live :)).
Warm regrads from still in snow Warsaw
Didi (60588) 2013-04-10 10:49
Interesting two different architecture style
Very nice lights ambiance
Very interesting notes
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (100154)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-30 1:08