One in a series of pictures taken in the Northern Thai city of Chiang Mai. Chiang Mai is a haven of peace after the hustle and bustle of Bangkok. With over three hundred Buddhist temples there is much to see and all in relative tranquility. It also offers access to the Golden Triangle and some impressive mountain scenery.
Here we have some offering bowls seen in the grounds of one of the monasteries. Collected up by the monks in the morning and made ready for the use of the devotees later in the day.
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timecapturer (49288) 2013-05-12 3:36
really like this, so well observed and creatively presented. Original subject matter, perfectly executed and an arty composition that works so well in B&W too. Excellent!
Enjoy your Sunday - Brian.
jhm (148626) 2013-05-12 3:36
I reads regular about the golden triangle, but I know nothing about these triangle, what is the name and the activities.
Your picture is very well with these earthen pots
Excellent composition, and good presentation too.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Fis2 (93709) 2013-05-12 3:40
Interesting photo, curious document.
I like frame and colors.
williewhistler (16193) 2013-05-12 4:15
Hello Stephen, it`s not often that we see a mono shot from you,but this works very well showing as it does all those lovely round bowls in a larger circular basket,nice use of shapes to create something just a little different.
Royaldevon (36063) 2013-05-12 4:47
Because you have used B&W, you have created a shot which gels together not only with its shapes, but, also, with its tones. You have cropped it nicely, so that it fits neatly into the square format and gives the whole a sense of symmetry.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Sergiom (73278) 2013-05-12 4:49
Du beau travail, très artistique avec une belle utilisation de la dé saturation des couleurs pour un très beau résultat.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-12 6:31
So amazing composition with splendid and clever look.Awesome usage of Sepia(?) filter.Great details and POV.Well done!
All the best
Nicou (135990) 2013-05-12 7:08
quelle image de ce bol de terre sueprbe quelle forme et compo quelle vue et compo fantastique vue et image et ces tons sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-05-12 9:15
Hello Stephen - You have an eagle eye to spot the potential here, quite a different look at Thailand and rather nice to see a well constructed detail shot. Your toning has complimented the earthy look of the bowls, basket and soil. A clever idea! Have a lovely evening Rosemary
rogerl (1616) 2013-05-12 9:48
Stephen, until I looked at the note I wasn't sure if this was color or sepia-toned B&W. It could easily be either. In any case, this is a beautifully framed but very simple shot of these bowls and basket. The detail here is really interesting, between the weaving in the baseket, the multilanguage newspaper, and of course the bowls themselves and the soil. Really nicely done. Thanks.
papagolf21 (95373) 2013-05-12 11:26
Bonsoir, cher Stephen,
Image intéressante et bien présentée. De plus, cette composition trouve pleinement sa place sur le site.
Très bonne soirée.
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-05-12 11:52
Creative, technically excellent, and well presented, Stephen. Great emphasis on the circular form throughout, and a good choice in sepia. Beautiful focus on the jars themselves as well, an almost 3D effect.
ourania (41090) 2013-05-12 11:59
a very well observed, collected and presented detail; an indirect and interesting reference to the religious practice through a simple and attractive composition. I like very much the symmetrical framing that encloses the randomly repeated round patterns placed at random angles too. The monochrome treatment is superb giving a pleasing tonal range and an almost graphic effect. The textures come through the monochrome superbly. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
ChrisJ (109360) 2013-05-12 14:03
The sepia conversion has worked well here allowing us to focus on the tonal range and patterns rather than the colours. Good sharpness & effective tight framing. I like the repetition of the circular shapes. Have a nice Sunday!
leonorkuhn (16235) 2013-05-12 16:43
Very interesting these cultural aspects related to Buddhism. The photo catches attention by amount of circles: from the basket to the canisters. Good choice of monochrome.
Have a good week
ikeharel (67087) 2013-05-15 3:24
Rather unusual in your gallery, but well explained in the note.
Choice of B&W is good, and the perfect full viw of the basket on image space's.
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-05-18 18:56
Nicely seen and captured offering bowls making nice graphics in the frame. I like the choice of sepia tone in very good details.
Thanks and kind regards.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (94751)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-12 0:28