The Marble Temple in Bangkok, has used real Italian marble in its' construction (during the reign of King Rama V (Chulalongkorn, 1868-1910)). Also known as Wat Benchamabophit. Polarized.
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bantonbuju (51787) 2005-10-31 3:30
hi chris, an unusual place, really beautiful, i like the sharpness and the fact that you did not compose symetrically is something special here; excellent colours;
have a nice week, jerzy
greg64g (11193) 2005-10-31 3:36
Superb saturated colors, the pov is great, and i like the human presence. superb contrast and clarity.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-10-31 3:38
Very beautiful place with this nice marble Temple. I like the way you captured and your enquadrement of the elements, in a not symetric approach. Excelent colors, light and fine sharpness. Very well seen and done.
Congratulations. Best Regards.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-10-31 4:03
A very nice temple and an effective use of the pola, the people add life and scale, just pity you cut the right part.
Have a nice day,
jrj (34843) 2005-10-31 5:04
Excellent shot of this beatiful temple set with the very blue and clouded sky. Very good chris.
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-10-31 5:27
Hi Chris, I've been there last year. Beautiful place. Your picture is very nice. Great colours.
PLD_images (7149) 2005-10-31 6:47
Great shot Chris,
Amazing looking temple. The tones of the sky are superb and compliment the rest of the image very well.
jhm (144268) 2005-10-31 7:20
One of your best Chris with scanning! Fantastic colours also a beautiful sky.
My compliments fot this!
Have a nice day,
carper (96) 2005-10-31 7:22
very nice shot Chris I like it a lot,
the contrast is nice and the colours are great, the composition is well taken, good job,
huynt (5079) 2005-10-31 7:31
Hi Chris J
Nice old temple in a great sky. I like it. well done. thanks
AiresSantos (56155) 2005-10-31 8:51
Very interesting composition, with gorgeous colors and very good contrast.
The sky is beautiful and contrast very well with landscape remainder.
Have a nice day
nwoehnl (122) 2005-10-31 9:09
A very nice study in shapes and repetition, Chris. Quite simple framing-wise, but the available details give a good sense of perspective and scale, not least due to the inclusion of the visitors in the foreground. The vivid colors are of course great, too.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-10-31 11:09
Very good polarization the effect gives excellent colors especially in the sky.
Nice architcture to visit;
chinchini (31529) 2005-10-31 11:39
Encore une superbe composition. Le sujet est magnifique, décentré opportunément, et le ciel est idéal avec ce gros nuage blanc chapeautant le temple.
Une saturation peut-être légèrement excessive à mon avis? Mais c'est très bon Chris. J'aime.
Cormac (26563) 2005-10-31 12:05
This is a magnificent shot! It starts with the building itself being very beautiful, with the roof line rising up from each side in a series of steps to the peak. The light is just right, giving a lot of definition to the lines, but also soft enough to preserve details in the shadows. The family in front places this into scale and context, making this almost perfect!
bertolucci (13362) 2005-10-31 12:31
Wow Chris, spectacular capture in which you used the polarizer to great advantage. This magnificent temple wears its crown of clouds with much grace. Love the lively colours too. Great job.
Regards from Rotterdam,
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-10-31 12:55
A great one in colors,contrasts and clarity.
Good framing and perspective to the temple,the group of people add scale and context.
fireflyz (2097) 2005-10-31 14:38
Everything is nice about this photo; colors, lighting, composition.. good job!
elihesamian (26149) 2005-10-31 16:59
What a view!
THE Composition is WOWW!
:))and the sky is Ohhhhhhh!:))
What a beautiful sky you had in the day,great to see the people here,lovely clouds formation and in a beautiful weather you be there,nicely done,Chris!,excellent one!
Best to You
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-10-31 20:36
Nice shot Chris;
Amazing colors! and good amount of detail. The sky almost looks too good to be true, the polarising filter really does wonders doesn't it! I've been to Bangkok a few times, but don't think I've ever visited this temple...
I'll have to check it out my next time up there.
maphoto (8082) 2005-10-31 22:45
Great view Chris, excellent contrast and very pleasant architecture, beautiful colors, well seen.
cessy (13647) 2005-10-31 23:45
beautiful capture of this fabulous temple, Chris
excellent contrast and colors
langitnya indah sekali
Amirsun (2122) 2005-11-01 0:53
Great shot and great composition.The details and colours are perfect. Skilfully composed specially about the put people in the golden spot. Tanks for posting this nice postal card.
HOBO (5282) 2005-11-01 3:47
Good morning Chris,
strong colors and a fascinating architecture, great scan!
naxius (16685) 2005-11-01 5:10
Wow! Splendid colors! Very crisp and vivid...
I like it a lot.
weswang (18223) 2005-11-01 10:47
Hi Chris, A nice arrangement of the off the center composition. Good to see the symmetric of the building. Good color contrast. A well taken picture.
kclai (2267) 2005-11-01 20:45
beautiful temple. The scrupture of its roof are uniquely built. Eventhough a little over-contrast, still it's a good presentation.
john_c (24666) 2005-11-02 10:22
An astoundingly beautiful capture. The colour and clarity are supoerb. And what a unique and interesting temple! The people in the scene enhance and balance. The foreground layer is generous, allowing the eye to flow neatly into the frame along the stone pavement. Very well seen and captured. This is a keeper.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-11-02 14:58
I opened your last picture and the picture before that, and thought: "Chris had been everywhere, and then I checked your intro, bit it isn't so, yes, you have been on many places in Asia.
Yeah, I remember this one. I think it was one of the first temples I visited when i arrived in Bangkok. I was amazed about those beautiful roofs, and I haven't stopped being amazed since then. I love those roofs.
Nice picture, Chris. I think there's a slight tilt to the left.
joseelias (0) 2005-11-03 7:37
Very impressive temple. Considering the origin of the construction material I believe this should have cost a fortune at the time!
Very nice framing with the slight uncentered view of the building. The little opening in the left side let the composition brings “space” to the composition making it lighter. Nice colors and contrasts although I find them a bit strong. A milder image would fit well the scene.
baudinm (349) 2005-11-04 9:19
This is really an explosion of colors !
The composition creates a very impressive picture.
The temple is beautiful and the details are clearly visible thanks to the perfect exposure.
Another good point is the people : without them, the place would look very different.
Oldtree (2457) 2005-11-10 4:30
I'm impressed by your photo collection and varity of locations as well as motive's, Chris. I spotted photo's as early as 1980 and I'm sure you posted older one's.
This is a beautiful photo and composition, the presence of the temple is underlined by the wonderful sky. I like it.
capthaddock (28790) 2005-11-11 10:07
Hi Chris - fabuluous exotic architecture and brilliant colours, the busy sky is also great.
mumek (20202) 2005-11-13 17:00
Good evening Chris!
Very beautiful composition with the Marble Temple. Supe colors and sharp details, very nice contrast between the roofs of the temple and the sky. Super shot. Thanks for posting
shal (944) 2005-11-22 7:04
Great saturated image,
very good POV and detail,
lovely natural colours and cloud formation,
the temple is exquisite,
very good work,
taivo (1843) 2005-11-27 10:31
Very nice temple and great and strong colour contrast. The people do add something nice to the scene. I think a symmetrical/centred composition of the temple would have been nice as well.
martou (1660) 2006-01-31 18:07
I like this contrasting colors of this beautifull architecture with the blue and green, great light condition and POV, nice work,
markstaples (15670) 2006-02-01 5:48
Great vibrant colours, great detail. I like the way the subject is off centre. The shot has people interest too. Great shot
alego (277) 2006-02-23 18:53
The Marble Temple is simply fascinating. Great POV and very well composed. Colors are superb, vibrant and well saturated. I like the presence of people as it helps eye gain sense of scale. Visit to this place is a must.
aznegrao (10316) 2006-05-02 10:33
Ótima perspectiva nesta criativa e forte composição, criando uma boa sensação de profundidade. Ótimo esse motivo, principalmente apresentado dessa maneira, e ainda com lindas, texturas cores e contrastes. Ótimo trabalho.