Phra si Rattana Chedi, in the Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) complex in the Grand Palace, Bangkok.
Phra Si Rattana Chedi was built in 1855 by King Rama IV. It contains relics of the Buddha and is regarded as the most sacred of all the stupa in the Grand Palace. Apparently the outer surface of the building is covered in golden tiles made in Italy.
I chose to photograph this beautiful building in a symmetrical composition, as the ideas of balance and calm are central to Buddhist theology.
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guld (1042) 2012-04-28 3:28
A very beautiful capture. These temples in Thailand are breath taking. The architecture is fantastic. Very beautifully photographed
danos (78040) 2012-04-28 4:25
very nice the closer view of the gold Wat that you presented us here,with its gold dome to outlined perfect the blue of the sky.
I like the clarity as the excellent light and colour management.
Have a great weekend,Danos
tyro (15679) 2012-04-28 17:51
This is a strikingly beautiful photograph with lots of impact but with some subtle lighting and fabulous golden reflections.
I like the symmetrical composition and the exquisite sharpness and am amazed that this must have been copied or scanned from a 35mm negative or transparency taken with your "Tank" - your Canon T90.
Was it a transparency or a negative?
marina7 (7160) 2012-11-03 13:24
Well, you've shown me how it should be done, Will:)
Magical. Perfect close-up and and a wise way of dealing with the crowds of people who never leave this symbol of "balance and calm" in peace. And I just can't believe this is a scanned image! The quality is amazing.
As for my version I actually was going to replace it with a new one but now that you've commented on it you just saved its life:))
Thank you and have a great Sunday.