This is the Golden Buddha sitting on a Boat, one of the several tourist attractions that can be found in Sop Ruak - a little place near the point where the Mekong meets the Ruak River and the three borders meet - Thailand, Myanmar and Laos. The mountains we see in background are already in Myanmar, the river we see here is the Mekong and on the opposite bank we have Laos.
On the photo we can also see little boats that are used to take the tourists along the river to see the Golden Triangle and also to reach Dao Sao, for shopping.
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dta (79148) 2013-01-18 9:45
Ola Ana ,
Un Bouddha doré géant domine remarquablement la rivière . Le contraste avec le ciel nuageux est de toute beauté .
PS : je n'ai pas visité la maison en ruine , et je ne comprends toujours pas pourquoi il y en a tant d'abandonnées dans le secteur . Cela ne semble pas récent .
m (0) 2013-01-18 10:00
what a beautiful picture, I wonder how many those giant golden Buddhas perched solemnly on top there are in Thailand. Great scale with the small boats below and pretty contrast with the blue sky. Lovely!
Noel_Byrne (31678) 2013-01-18 11:43
A wonderful idea for the statue to be placed inside the boat like this, right beside the river. It certainly is a majestic and huge monument, and it's golden colour stands out beautifully against that delicate sky. Looks like a lovely place, I have never taken a boat to go shopping :)
All the best
Gigidusud (21151) 2013-01-18 13:26
Impressive this Buddha overlooking the beach on his boat.Great capture!
Have a nice week-end.
ourania (47206) 2013-01-18 13:29
a splendid image that, after the striking first impression of the Golden Buddha, offers so much information about this place, its colours and atmosphere. The composition and the perspective are superb and you have used the light in an excellent way. Clarity and textures, colours and contrasts are most effective and appealing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
yquem46 (38752) 2013-01-18 13:58
The golden buddha stands out well on the slightly cloudy sky and overlooking the brown waters
Nice light and natural colors
have a nice WE
npecanhuk (75592) 2013-01-18 14:14
Que detalhes interessantes, com especial destaque para aquela estrutura onde está aquela estátua dourada!
Foto atraente e agradável! Parecia estar bem quente!
Nitidez, exposição, cores, formato horizontal, pdv escolhido e composição excelentes!
PaulVDV (29537) 2013-01-18 20:03
Never before I've seen a picture of this Golden Buddha in his boat. It's really a hugh and impressive statue controlling clearly the river and the whole border triangle.
Best regards, Paul
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-01-18 21:07
Hello Ana - I love this shot for the memories I have of the area. I remember walking land-side to this Buddha at night and being fascinated by the decorative 'boat'. Your POV is super as I get a much better idea of the location than I had previously. A super shot. So evocative and a real pleasure to see. Have a lovely weekend Rosemary
kato (11630) 2013-01-19 0:39
You're capturing well this place a good angle and fine tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Golden Triangle in three counries if Thailand, Myammar and Laos. It's interesting in Golden Buddha which is sitting down and meditating on boat, too. The whole is harmonized well by river, the river bank, this target and blue sky. And, the layers and ridgeline of the mountain which is beyond visible draw out a good atmosphere in this image.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-19 13:08
É difícil encontrar um monumento mais espetacular e emblemática. A vista é espetacular e composição. A qualidade é notável. Bravo.
chrislo (4097) 2013-01-19 13:16
Lovely shot of this amazing tourist attraction which was truly worth a photograph. The size of the golden Buddha and his boat are striking enough when compared to the small boats on the river. The view is well captured from a good POV and the colours are very pleasing.
Have a nice weekend.
macjake (69245) 2013-01-20 7:51
haha...i remember this very well. See those speed boats in the lower fg? I rode on those across this river a few years ago :0
Its amazing to see the golden Buddha sitting well atop of everything else. not to mention the bright yellow flourishing with the light.
a cool cultural shot!
fabianoleite (11773) 2013-01-23 17:32
O Buda dourado ficou muito bem posicionado e com um brilho bem trabalhado, com um bom aproveitamento dos elementos ao redor, formando uma bela composição. Essa viagem deve ter sido bem interessante, parabéns pelo belo trabalho!
abmdsudi (55226) 2013-01-24 7:23
Works well with the majestic and stunning religious figure sitting up there in stark contrast for it accentuates the overall strength as a very important perspective to this shot. What a fabulous shot in rich color tones and great lighting, painstakingly highlighted effectively with some speck of vivid colors. It's a beautifully balanced shot that has been thought out nicely. Congrats
sacavem (18620) 2013-01-24 9:47
A tua nota é importante para explicar o local.
As cores são brilhantes, com excelente clareza e nitidez.
Silvio1953 (145773) 2013-01-25 9:24
Ciao Ana, great POV on fantastic statue, wonderful sky, splendid light and beautiful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-01-25 23:39
interesting touristic site, good light and contrast of colors.
siolaw (38292) 2013-01-27 22:32
I didn't take a boat there so I could not get this POV... and it shows well the boat shape of this Wat... Colours are excellent and so is sharpness.
Bluejeans (64251) 2013-01-28 5:43
Ola Ana ,
Belo plano de visão deste Buda sentado neste templo em forma de barco , muito belo o contraste com o céu , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
josepmarin (58359) 2013-02-06 3:58
Olá, amiga Ana,
la estatua dorada de Buddha sentado sobre una enorme estructura con forma de barca es fascinante, y en tu encuadre la podemos admirar con un fuerte contraste sobre el cielo y las nubes, en una imagen con un bonito grafismo.
Las barcas en el río añaden una buena referencia para ver el tamaño de la estatua.
La luz es agradable, y los colores son naturales, has hecho un gran trabajo en esta composición.
Pili e Josep
ikeharel (73007) 2013-02-15 2:19
The mighty Budha golden-statue observe the river and activity on, from high stage... edifice for that matter.
Excelent riverside scenery, the boats, the colors and the skewed angel taken, show a fabulous location.
jmdias (65167) 2013-03-26 2:45
muito bonito o contraste entre o ouro e o céu azulão. a forma da nuvem parece ter sido escolhida a dedo para ficar ali. o contraste entre a riqueza do monumento e a pobreza do cenário é gritante.
lin do trabalho.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (45717)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-16
- Categories: Transportation, Artwork
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, 58mm HAMA Pol cir
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-18 8:09