A few miles down the Chao Phraya River from Ayuthhya is the Bang Pa-In Summer Palace. This site was first used by the royal court as a retreat from the hot weather in the 17th century but fell into ruin after the fall of Ayutthaya; it was restored by King Rama IV in mid-19th century, though most of the buildings that exist today date from the reign of King Rama V, who regularly spent his summers here.
The European style structure laid out along an artificial ornamental pond you see here is the "Royal Cabana" of the palace.
Make = NIKON CORPORATION
Model = NIKON D50
Software = Ver.1.00
Date Time = 2008:07:13
Exposure Time = 1/160 sec
F-Stop = f/9
Exposure Program = Manual
ISO Speed Ratings = 200
ExifVersion = 0221
Shutter Speed = 1/160 sec
Aperture Value = f/9
Metering Mode = Pattern
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aadilj (18102) 2008-07-30 5:14
This composition is so serene and sombre. I like the softness with which you have compsoed it. tremendously beautiful and so well compsoed indeed. the pastel hues and the haze add magic
Tayon (1995) 2008-07-30 5:25
great capture and composition of this palace...
I like the fog that improves the building and the water.
nice sharpness POV and colors.
MarcT (20964) 2008-07-30 6:56
Good one! I like taht palace emerging out of the fog with great sharpness and vivid colours.
brandstaetter (15915) 2008-07-30 8:10
mystic, foggy, beautiful architecture.
A great place that you captured.
siamesa (28123) 2008-07-30 8:35
Amazing picture. This palace is marvelous,an architectural beauty, surely. Fantastic point of view. Congratulations.
avene (12675) 2008-07-30 9:44
you really like symmetry and reflections, don't you? :) the result is great, no question about that. and this is one of those rare cases when I LIKE white sky, together with fog it creates an especially calm mood, when everything is silent and still. very nice work, my compliments.
with best regards,
wolf38 (31296) 2008-07-30 9:56
Hello Albert. When regarding the gallery I see this wonderful photo. It is beautiful and very tendencyful. The calm atmosphere is fantastic. Best regards, Wolfgang.
scalerman (26900) 2008-07-30 11:22
Albert: it's a simple composition - but the foggy ambience goes a long way here - fine image. c
tomescuc (3291) 2008-07-30 11:50
Atmospheric shot. Interesting architecture with neat reflections, shown in a well balanced composition.
alainh (33201) 2008-07-30 23:32
the fog give a good atmosphere at this splendid place. the symetric reflection is well managed.
jhm (157932) 2008-07-31 3:25
Great composition with the lovely reflections.
Misty gives always a nice atmosphere, you show us a very fine picture, real colours a nice presentation too.
very well done, TFS.
UnTrained (0) 2008-07-31 5:42
bad weather but lovely presentation because of the resulting mood. A nice summer palace before some disappearing background. Good details.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
Nicou (148528) 2008-07-31 6:22
Ce temple dans un légère brume est mangigique, et quel reflet, superbe, un très belle amthmosphère se dégage de l'image.
Bravo et amitié
TopGeo (38216) 2008-07-31 9:00
Hi Albert! excellent symmetry scene! It is a magic picture I love this dynamics of important effect! The absolute calm and reflection I like a lot. I want to have him in my collection? titled symmetry! I can use him?
axiotea (21651) 2008-08-07 10:57
A good shooting angle allowing to see both the palace nicely presented and behind the bridge. I like the peaceful atmosphere which is well conveyed by the calm water and the misty mood. Great reflections and color contrast as well!
SELU (492) 2008-08-10 14:16
fantastic picture, the dark day with the reflexion in the lake is one very dificult picture. a greeting.
- Copyright: Albert Zaldivar (albertz) (2468)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-13
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D50
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/160 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): symmetry [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-07-30 5:11