Another shot taken inside Bangpain Palace.
If i'm not mistaken, this is a replica of one of the goddesses in Greek methodology. I've choosen this foreground to emphasize the integration of Thai and European architecture inside the palace.
In PP i tried to paint the sky with blue. It doesn't seem to look very realistic but its a good try i guess.
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papagolf21 (86156) 2008-05-01 1:04
Bonjour, cher Albert,
Très bien cette statue grecque au premier plan, cela fait ressortir à merveille la magnificence architecturale en arrière-plan. Le ciel retravaillé est tout à fait réaliste et donne un coup de fouet à la composition.
Très bien fait.
salvator (19102) 2008-05-01 1:04
The sharpness and details, the colors and small reflections on the still water are very god. I must say you did quite a good job with the sky, definitely much better than a white overcast one.
Best regards. Salvator.
Cretense (68689) 2008-05-01 3:11
Hi Albert and welcome to TE! I hope that you 'll enjoy your "stay" in this great comunity!
Seing your first posts, it is clearly visible that you have a great deal of potential and talent, no doubt and i think that your presence here will make Trekearth "richer"! You are excellent in architecture photography, the quality and definition of your pictures is absolutely impressive. You have a "thing" about reflections and I like it a lot! About this particular shot, the composition is flawless, excellent framing and perfect choice of a small aperture to have a great depth of field allowing us to enjoy both foreground and background views. Great light managment and fantastic colours. Indeed, it's a Greek statue, incredible thing to see in Thailand!!! Anyway, great job, congratulations!
jhm (139200) 2008-05-01 3:23
Again a high quality picture, with splendid subject, the goddess look to the photographer, 'joke'
You PP work is very lovely not to much, exactly perfect.
Everything suit excellent by each other.
Very well done. TFS.
danasam (1075) 2008-05-01 5:34
Excellent POV and contrast wonderful colors and reflections. very good focus length and thank you for sharing it.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-05-01 12:17
indeed a big contrast, two worlds are meeting in your pic.
Excellent sharpness, light and postprocessing.
Good job !
gunbud (34066) 2008-05-01 18:20
Another stunning composition with the lovely golden temple complimented by the soft blue sky and seen making a striking reflection in the clam temple pond. The European statue anchors the foregrond nicely as it contrast with the eastern architecture.
carper (96) 2008-05-01 21:40
it is a very nice photo Albert,
a very orginal pov with the statue very nice in front, nice composition and very good balance, with the sky you have a little luck to by a shot like this, farther good photo, try to frame it....
have a nice day.
hay_kes (30436) 2008-05-02 0:18
What a great shot.Good sharpness, colours and light.TFS.
Nicou (121960) 2008-05-02 0:36
mangigique cliché, ces reflets sur le basse avec ce temple doré, cette mangigique statue dans un superbe cadrage.
Bravo et amitiés
paura (47166) 2008-05-02 4:15
Excellent photo composition here. The point of view is great, as the colors management. The shapes are very beautiful indeed.
bisok (948) 2008-05-02 14:24
Very beautiful composition. The nice colors setting and the great contraste results in a very nice photography. well done. Thanks for sharing.
Silversnow (2319) 2008-05-02 21:04
VERY nice job here, I love the box composition that's very different left & right, between foreground & background...
The image is also very sharp.
Again, I'd love to see more water reflections, but in this case the presence of the statue gives a wholly different meaning to the scene.
abulafia (4900) 2008-05-03 7:56
I've never been to Bang pa in Palace, quite embarrassing really, as i live practically next door:))
You painted the sky you write, I think you got away with it all right, but it is true that it somehow doesn't look realistic.
Also interesting with the Greek statue in the foreground, looks out of place, maybe that is why the painted sky seem ok to me....kinda surreal.
BitterMoon (2776) 2008-05-04 2:28
Bang Pa-in Palace is really beautiful...
Nice PP work,bright colors,looks fine the "painted" sky.
Greek statue looks so fine in your framing.
capthaddock (28790) 2008-05-04 12:40
Great mix of Europe and Asia, there is something strange about the aura of the image, more like a retouched scan from film, I guess the note explains the cause.
avene (12675) 2008-05-06 10:37
another great shot, I like a lot the striking contrast between the Thai and European styles, it certainly creates a very interesting scene. the exposure is spot on, but I'm not sure about the sky, it does look artificial, and I cannot helpt a feeling that plain overcast sky would not damage this photo. but that's a matter of personal preference, I guess :)
DzULA (840) 2008-05-07 2:43
What a realistic photo, the details are amazing, the colors PERFECT, the dept of field is great and the smoothness of the photo killing.
P.S. What kind of lenses are you use for this one, and do you use some FILTER ???
SELU (492) 2008-05-08 9:36
YOU ARE A VERY PROFESIONAL, CONGRATULATIONS.
wolf38 (31280) 2008-05-09 0:56
Hello Albert. The photo pleases me very well. The palace in the background and the figure in the foreground fit well, although they represent different cultures. Worth seeing. Best regards, Wolfgang.
MayaG (2413) 2008-05-09 3:40
very interesting...what a juxtaposition of two different cultures! beautiful.
Looking at the statue, I think it's not a godess - it's one of the Greek Muses. Actually, two of them in one maybe, because she holds a scroll in one hand, like Muse of History, Clio, but also a tragic mask in another which might point to Muse of Tragedy, Melpomene.
A very interesting photo, thank you!
pablominto (53744) 2008-05-09 6:03
This is a fine composition, with a creative element in contrasting the statue with the temple!
Great sense of depth and sharp fine details, your D50 indeed delivers the result!
testmaniac (13508) 2008-05-12 1:07
Hi Albert,what I can say.. wonderful photo! I put in my favorites. Excellent job!
sonkai (1105) 2008-05-12 4:53
I've looking your gallery,really good.I like this one,I think you make a good work in PP with the sky.Besides this the sculpture in close-up gives to the picture a lot of strength[and I think she's a muse,I would say she's Talia for the smiling mask,but Clio for the paper in her right hand...I don't know exactely..,that crown and hairstyle aren't very specific,they are confusing me... ;)]
I like the reflex in water,and I think the shot has a perfect soft colours at background.This is a shot to watch and watch,really very beautiful picture,congratulations.
Senk (2319) 2008-05-12 21:15
OMG , I like a lot, the color so soft wow , very very well done
have a good day
sinanevman (149) 2008-05-13 14:08
the details, the sharpness, the pov, the compo...
nirvana73 (0) 2008-05-16 4:19
nice colors and reflections
zeca (19762) 2008-05-19 20:04
Very nice pespective of view, composing the picture very well, Albert. I like the bright details..
avallaunius (6) 2008-05-20 4:09
The painting of the sky makes it unusually & extraordinary beautifull!
lovely sharpness and the position of the statue in your frame is great.
carolskie007 (487) 2008-06-13 4:08
This is an interesting composition, you successfully attained what you ought to emphasize. Impressive exposure and framing, TFS.
- Copyright: Albert Zaldivar (albertz) (2468)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D50
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Steliosk Favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-05-01 0:28
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