This is the last in this series of postings of pictures taken during my visit to Thailand earlier this year. I hope you have enjoyed them as much as I did being there and taking them. There is certainly much to see and do in Bangkok, but on the whole I think I preferred the calm and relaxed atmosphere of Chiang Mai. All in all I enjoyed my trip to Thailand and would recommend it to all photographers and others in search of adventure and new sights and sounds.
So, finally, another picture from Wat Phra That Doi Suthep.
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is a Theravada Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai Province, Thailand. The temple is often referred to as "Doi Suthep" although this is actually the name of the mountain it is built on. It is located 15 kilometres from the city of Chiang Mai..
The temple has become a major tourist attraction in recent years due to the magnificence of its architecture and closeness to Chiang Mai. It is reached from the road by several hundred steps, but an easier option now exists in the form of an elevator. There is no charge to enter the temple, but a small fee is payable to use the elevator. The site is often crowded with many tourists and devotees vying for space.
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timecapturer (47462) 2013-06-08 2:37
what an amazing sight this must be. So traditional and beautiful with glorious detailing, colours and all that gold. A wonderful POV and so much artistry to look at and admire. Excellent image. A great series I have enjoyed, thanks for sharing.
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
williewhistler (13535) 2013-06-08 3:05
Hello Stephen, a very appropriate shot to finish a most interesting series,the sheer opulence with beautiful designs and details are breathtaking.
The composition and presentation are flawless,a really lovely travel photograph.Very well done.
Best wishes for the week end,
ourania (29387) 2013-06-08 4:55
I like very much the long perspective and the sense of depth of this picture that is very rich and offers us some fascinating religious art to study. The way you have captured textures and colours is exquisite, they all have kept their qualities intact despite the striking contrasts. The rendering of details is wonderful, the light has been used very effectively to light the scenery and enhance the appeal of its colours. Your series of photos from Thailand has been most rewarding and today's image is a very appropriate ending. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
Silvio1953 (119605) 2013-06-08 5:51
Ciao Stephen, great perspective on fantastic statues, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Romano46 (16662) 2013-06-08 6:04
foto dopo foto ci stai facendo conoscere le infinite bellezze dei templi del nord della Thailandia, tra statue dorate, colori meravigliosi e forme d'arte orientali che affascinano noi occidentali.
Un altro bello scatto da aggiunmgere alla tua lunga serie per il quale mi complimento.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
carlo62 (30559) 2013-06-08 7:27
una prospettiva in cui le statue dorate sono al centro della composizione.
Un'altra bella ed interessante proposta da condividere con tutti noi.
rogerl (1544) 2013-06-08 9:25
Stephen, this is another wonderfully photogenic scene; the bright colors on the bases of the statues are really lovely, and somewhat iridescent. Nice side POV, with good perspective lines. Is it me, or are the statues slightly out of focus?
This series of photos has been really eye-opening. Thanks for posting them.
Indrasish (2845) 2013-06-08 11:11
great shot.. Like the perspective and POV.. Great color and sharpness.. Also nice light management.. The golden idols of Buddah is also attractive..
Very well done..
Fis2 (83972) 2013-06-08 11:19
Good frame and colours.
I like statues.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-08 16:33
Excellent light mangement. I know these Buddha statues are not easy to take as the light is dim. It needs the right amount of flash power to sort the darker areas out. Vibrant colour tones and high sharpness too, well done.
Personally I do not like Chiang Mai at all, it is completely overrun by tourists since many years if not decades. What I would recommend, destinations off the beaten track, best reached with your own transport. Hire a car and explore the kingdom ... it will be a great fun.
Nicou (119469) 2013-06-08 23:37
quelle vue et perspective sur ces statue dorées grandiose image quelle détail et couleur comme elles sont alignées c'est splendide.
Bravo et amitié
emka (76393) 2013-06-09 0:03
Hi Stephen, why the last post from Thailand? Another shot from this magnificent place. Typical row of golden Buddhas. Nice also the frescoes behind the statues. very interesting series. Thanks for sharing.
Warm regrads, have a nice Sunday
tedesse (25095) 2013-06-09 1:43
Another interesting photo of buddhist temple with beautiful golden statues. Nicely framed photo, good sharpness and colors.
ChrisJ (95826) 2013-06-09 3:19
Nice repetition of the gilded buddha statues and taken from a good diagonal pov, which adds both dynamism and linear perspective. I like the warm cold color contrast between the gold and blue. Excellent sharpness & well framed and composed. Tfs!
amaryllis (34208) 2013-06-09 11:50
Oui cette série est fort intéressante avec tous ces temples et intérieurs de temples, l'architecture, les couleurs, le doré présent partout, cette salle de bouddhas sur ces colonnes avec dorures et fresques ou motifs qui a une signification probablement, une série qui donne envié de découvrir ces merveilles
jhm (137622) 2013-06-10 3:20
I find your series very instructive, I am no specialist in Oriental art, or other oriental images.
Splendid found wonderful taken as interior image.
Colour and sharpness be superb.
Excellent captured, splendid composed picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice new week,
kordinator (15725) 2013-06-11 2:49
A perspective in which the golden statues are at the center of the composition.
Another beautiful and interesting proposal to share with all of us.
I like this diagonal shot.
annjackman (18975) 2013-06-11 2:53
A very pleasing diagonal composition with the rich gold and other colours beautifully captured. Very well done and accompanied by a great note.
Kind Regards, Ann
delpeoples (52905) 2013-06-12 4:41
Ciao caro Stephen
The gold here is so attractive. The intricate details are beautifully collected and you did well with the light. The line of the wall and the pedestals make a fine graphism. Thanks for sharing.
Have a great day, hope you're enjoying your trip
fabbs99 (16151) 2013-06-13 10:43
Magnificent composition. Amazing statues of Buddha on some very colorful stands.Very pleasant colors and with good sharpness and clarity.
Regards and best wishes,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (81817)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-00
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-08 0:42