A detail of the roofs of the Wat Rong Khun - The White Temple, in Chiang Rai.
Started in 1996, this temple is the dream of its creator - the controversial Thai visual artist Chalermchai Kositpipat, who believes his work will give him immortal life.
As his work is becoming more and more accepted, it's also true that even unfinished, this temple is becoming one of the biggest attractions in the area.
Amazing and different from everything I've seen so far!
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PaulVDV (20711) 2013-01-13 12:22
Splendid capture of these details of the roof with its wonderful architectural decorations.
I like the way the roof and the statues stand out against that sky.
Best regards, Paul
mesutilgim (80602) 2013-01-13 13:20
Amazing capture of this beautiful Thai architectural details.
Dark blue sky creates a perfect background.
TFS and best regards
yquem46 (38382) 2013-01-13 13:34
I like this perspective of roofs
Very strange silver colors standing out well on the blue sky
Have a ˋnice sunday
brianmcc (6051) 2013-01-13 13:46
you have spotted the opportunity and composed this picture very well. great use of the architecture to create the repeating pattern. lovely colours with the blue tones contrasting well with the silver-white from the roof. superb sharpness.
have a lovely week,
dta (63508) 2013-01-13 14:13
Ola Ana ,
De vrais merveilles ! Superbe cadrage de cette succession des trois temples blancs magnifiquement décorés .
marabu61 (7443) 2013-01-13 15:39
I first thought of snow or ice on the roofs of this temple but then the white temple in Chiang Rai is quite known.
Superb capture of these roof. Perfect symmetry of the three roofs against a dark blue sky, really eye capturing.
have a good week
Sonata11 (33179) 2013-01-13 19:27
An amazingly beautiful architecture with so many beautiful details. Great composition and presentation. Well done. Like it.
All the best and have agreat of new week,
GiovanniG (2375) 2013-01-13 21:45
What a wonderful perspective you have captured so well. The interesting gables are so interesting. I love your light management as it adds dimension to this outstanding capture. Bravo Ana!
emka (73829) 2013-01-13 23:33
Ola Ana, I do not remember this White Temple. Indeed, the shape of the roof us traditional but the white instead of orange looks very strange. Amazing, it looks as made from silver. Excellent presentation of this interesting place.
Nicou (117324) 2013-01-14 0:53
Quelle compo une merveille fantastique le rendu sur ces toit superbe captage et image avec le décorations et ce tons sublime
Bravo et amitié
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2013-01-14 1:35
very nice image...
great POV...lovely cloudy sky...
beautiful temple..nice colour tone..
Fis2 (82416) 2013-01-14 2:48
Excellent colors and sharpness.
timecapturer (45667) 2013-01-14 3:36
effective and exquisite crop this. I love the detailing and symmetry and all so sharply captured. An original and beautiful take on this fascinating place. Well done!
Have a great week - Brian.
Angshu (54919) 2013-01-14 4:05
When we went there, the whole sky of Chiang Mai & Northern Thailand was dull grey...the fallout of the haze due to slash burning...an yearly phenomenon!
I agree with you...this is quite an amazing structure, nothing I've seen before! The scultures, the artwork, the whole concept is amazing!
Didi (55145) 2013-01-14 9:16
J'aime bien cette ambiance lumineuse particulière
Un cadrage intéressant de ces toits
Noel_Byrne (21474) 2013-01-14 11:46
What splendid architecture you have shad. I am not familiar with this building, so am really pleased to learn of it. The details and texture here are excellent, and the stormy sky behind serves perfectly to draw the eye to the intricate designs of the roof. I particularly love the long Spiral horns reaching into the sky. I would imagine in many years a place like this will indeed offer some form of immortality, if only in the minds of those who appreciate this work.
macjake (52962) 2013-01-14 15:51
who could resist a piece of architecture like this one!
what i really like about the photo is the bg and how it totally matches the rooftop colors.
love the grey blue color.
Waylim (25162) 2013-01-14 17:09
It is very different. Since most temple are so very colorful to the point it is kind of cheesy. I like this, it almost looks like silver or bronze, against the subdue blue of the tropical sky. Excellent details and good close up composition.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-01-14 17:22
I saw this yesterday, Ana, but was out of critiques for the day, and wanted to make sure it got its points, as it's a really beautiful image. I can see from this shot and the one you posted today why this is becoming a popular destination. The architecture and artwork itself is stunning, but painted white as it is makes it feel somehow frozen and otherworldly. Your capture is also quite artistic, focusing on the detail of the roofs and creating a nice pattern from the spires. All of it gleams when placed before a gray sky like this as well. Thanks for this one!
npecanhuk (61604) 2013-01-15 15:54
Que linda foto!
Excelente ideia de composição!
Nitidez, exposição e cores muito boas também!
Parabéns, abração e até mais,
vjmite (3724) 2013-01-16 3:15
A beautifully sharp photo, concentrating on the shapes of the roof. The dark sky behind really helps the details to stand out. Excellent composition.
josepmarin (57591) 2013-01-16 10:08
Olá, amiga Ana,
qué bonita superposición de la fantástica y elegante arquitectura de los tejados del templo y el impresionante cielo nublado, con un eficaz contraste cromático.
La imagen es muy nítida y el encuadre cerrado funciona muy bien.
Bello trabajo, realizado con maestría.
Pili e Josep
jemaflor (81388) 2013-01-17 10:45
Well framed, interesting architecture, original angle and contrast with the blue sky in the bg.
ourania (27216) 2013-01-17 10:53
architecture and art are exceptional and your composition has a most elegant and attractive graphic quality with a well balanced repetition of shapes and patterns against a backdrop that sets them off. Sharpness is marvellous and going through the magnificent textures and decorative elements is so delightful. I love the silvery hues next to the blue ones. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
grebe1 (384) 2013-01-18 2:04
What a wonderful balance of white on white, the roofs, the clouds. The chofas are very whimsical while keeping the iconic curves. This is now officially on my bucket list.
karacabeylis (1465) 2013-01-19 6:14
a wonderful graphical composition was created here. the color management is also great.
thebest (4272) 2013-01-26 16:53
I like the simplicity of your photo capturing the corners of this beautifully highly decorated Temple - The silvery white colours against the dark threatening sky looks beautiful.
Well done Ana & kindest regards,
Bluejeans (64247) 2013-01-28 5:45
Oi Ana ,
Ficou linda esta tua foto com estes telhados brancos , gostei da originalidade , são muito bonitos os detalhes de decoração , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
fabianoleite (9373) 2013-01-28 6:57
Excelente enquadramento com essas partes od telhado, formando interessantes padrões e explorando bem os detalhes das esculturas. Bom trabalho, parabéns, Ana!
mkamionka (29451) 2013-01-31 14:12
very impressive composition, I like the repeated element of the roof. It is very decorative and so exotic. The light was fantastic and you have well used it here. The sky seems darker and makes a wonderful background for it.
jmdias (52918) 2013-03-22 15:55
uma foto como esta com um céu branco seria um desastre, mas aqui o céu escuro e tempestuoso ajudou a realçar a beleza dos adornos do templo. linda foto.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (34736)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-13 12:19