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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Silvio1953 (139811) 2013-04-01 0:34
Ciao Stephen, lovely compositionwith fashinating reflections, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, Happy Easter, ciao Silvio
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-01 1:00
I like your splendid warm color shots. Very nice reflection and contrast you framed in this so beautiful place. Very well done.
carlo62 (45782) 2013-04-01 3:04
un'architettura circolare molto elegante, belli i fiori che contrastano con i loro colori e splendido riflesso.
Una foto ben composta.
Fis2 (95497) 2013-04-01 4:25
A very interesting building.
Good frame and colors.
I like light and reflection.
Photo has climate.
Sergiom (76276) 2013-04-01 5:23
Le même édifice qu'hier sous un angle différent. Pourtant la texture de l'image est meilleure ainsi que les contrastes et la netteté.
jhm (150742) 2013-04-01 5:28
This is a wonderful view about this Bang Pa-In Royal Palace.
Very nice reflections in water, together splendid flowers.
This is a amazing image and pleasant colours.
You chose a very well angle with a lot depth and perspective.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Easter Monday,
rogerl (1616) 2013-04-01 6:06
Stephen, what a lovely soft-light shot, with muted colors. Having a beautiful building to photograph doesn't hurt. Wonderful greens contrasting against the cream of the building. Maybe it's just me, but the building seems to tilt to the right just a little. Thanks for posting this.
tedesse (25135) 2013-04-01 6:23
Beautiful postcard from Bang Pa-in.
Beautiful picture, well framed in beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
Regards and wish you wet Dyngus :)
timecapturer (49288) 2013-04-01 6:37
another beautifully composed and colourful shot from this heavenly place. Full of warmth and wonderful symmetry. Captivating!
Regards - Brian.
Noel_Byrne (30085) 2013-04-01 7:04
Beautiful structure, and composed perfectly in the frame too, the l strip of green one the right is a great idea to lead into the scene.
Lovely colours too, especially from the vibrant flowers in front of the windows.
All the best
Nicou (138998) 2013-04-01 8:11
tout en rond avec ces beaux reflet sueprbe cette blancheur très beau temple dans un endroit idyllique.
bravo et amitié
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-04-01 8:56
This is a fine shot of this circular architecture surrounded by water. Your inclusion of the walk path creates lovely perspective in the frame.
Thanks and have a nice day.
ourania (43556) 2013-04-01 9:55
a very interesting presentation of this lovely part of the palace. I like very much the perspective in the foreground and how the elegant round building is framed by the greenery of the garden. The clarity and the atmosphere are wonderful, the soft light and pale colours make a delightful impression. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely month,
gildasjan (43434) 2013-04-01 10:37
Une belle lumière met bien en valeur les teintes douces de cette image.Les fleurs apportent une très bonne touche à cette image.
Royaldevon (37563) 2013-04-01 16:29
Lovely use of the curved, f/g banking, to act as a separation line and a lead. It conrasts really well with the smooth, reflective water, an interim to the focal cylindrical building, with its attractive architecture and adorning flowers.
I'm surprised at how few people are visible in your shots, or have you just been patient, waiting for appropriate moments?
My warm regards,
npecanhuk (74442) 2013-04-01 19:31
Very beautiful place!
Very attractive picture!
Special regards to the colors, exposure, horizontal format, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
delpeoples (57264) 2013-04-01 20:44
Hi dear Stephen
Wow, this looks like something you'd see in the huge English botanical gardens. It's delightful, and you captured some impressive details with some beautiful composition and lovely reflections. I like the perspective that the foreground greenery creates and like the vibrant colours alot.
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the welcome back :)
emka (94356) 2013-04-01 23:37
Hi Stephen, beautiful palace, looks more like Western than typical Thai architecture. original round shape and nicely set on water. very nice presentation.
Cricri (117237) 2013-04-02 10:32
Une très jolie présentation, bien cadrer, une lumière et des couleurs agréable, très jolie
ChrisJ (111572) 2013-04-04 3:12
I've been there in 1990. It was unusual to see so much European style architecture there. Good reflections in the ornamental lake with superb sharpness and nice perspective added by the fg path on a diagonal axis. Nice saturation and framing. Tfs!
jemaflor (95295) 2013-04-04 3:59
Nice architecture well taken, good pov to have reflections on water, pleasant warm light on your shot.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (96721)
- 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, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-01 0:28