When you are in a place like Ayutthaya, you run the risk of running into one Buddha statue or the other at almost every street corner. The erstwhile Thai capital is steeped in rich history. The kingdom of Ayutthaya was a Thai kingdom that existed from 1350 to 1767. King Ramathibodi I founded Ayutthaya as the capital of his kingdom in 1350. It used to be one of the richest cities in Asia exporting rice, animal skins, ivory, etc. In 1767, Burma invaded Siam, totally destroying Ayutthaya and ending the era of the proud nation of Siam.
This Buddha is from Wat Worachetha Ram, not one of the main wats in this City of Wats. It is close to the famous Reclining Buddha and certainly worth a visit. I didn't find a picture of Wat Worachetha on Trekearth, this is probably the first. The place hasn't seen much restoration or preservation but it has a rustic charm of its own.
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puzzle (700) 2007-04-26 4:53
great colors and contrast..
an example of resistance to time..
thanks for sharing
Cretense (68671) 2007-04-26 4:54
This time not a portrait, but a "portrait". The composition amazes with its simplicity. The colours vivid and brilliant as always. Congratulations!
With greetings from Greece,
fayeulle (27823) 2007-04-26 4:55
Great shot of the covered Buddha. Ayutthaya is a very interesing city for the architecture. I visited it some years ago. Interesting note.
besnard (50029) 2007-04-26 4:57
Beau cliché de ce boudha avec son écharpe aux couleurs éclatantes. Tu l'a bien décalé et il se détache de belle manière sur le bleu du ciel.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
bhorerpakhi (559) 2007-04-26 4:59
As good as a Buddha portrait as one can expect. I like the half and half composition and the involvmenet of blue sky. The orange robe stand out from the picture. Manush hok ba murti, apnar juri nei Sabya Da:)
partha (14020) 2007-04-26 5:02
Hi Sabyasachi ,
This is simply awsome. The photographs are really like a grammer. Very good angle of view and the blue simple sy seperate it suparbly.
peter1892 (1681) 2007-04-26 5:05
Hi Sabyasachi - this looks like a slightly 'weatherbeaten' Buddha & I think that adds to the 'rustic charm' you mention in your note. Wonderful colours, the orange robes really stand out well here.
scalerman (26900) 2007-04-26 5:49
S: clean and simple. The colors seem a little truer than some of your recent posts. Super sharp with a pleasing color gamut. green it is... best, c
jhm (128297) 2007-04-26 7:28
Budda with a lovely garmet, you placed this statue excellent to the left, against a wonderful blue sky, very well done. TFS.
Floydian (30970) 2007-04-26 7:32
I was at the place 2 years ago and a lovely place to take some good pictures.
Your pov here is refreshing and has a good balance. Framing is excellent, and the blue and orange colours have to contrast to each other...great shot.
ben4321 (9875) 2007-04-26 7:44
I like the minimalism of this shot; just the Buddha and the sky. Any clouds would have disturbed the composition, and although this would have had more impact with a deeper blue sky, it's still an excellent shot.
Good work Sabyasachi.
faubry (35373) 2007-04-26 8:07
bonjour sabya, superb photo all in light and colors....very simple
have a good day
lucasgalodoido (21046) 2007-04-26 9:11
Bonita imagem do Buda, gostei das vestimentas da estátua! IMagino que se tivesse com um máquina que aceitasse o polarizador o céu ia ficarm bem mais bonito!
Parabéns e Abraço!
melmcree (18) 2007-04-26 9:25
Nice subject, nice light and great job of placing the buddha off center. Well done.
Cormac (26545) 2007-04-26 10:07
Great shot! I like the way this is framed, with the statue set to one side and lots of open space on the other side for him to look into. The colour combination is wonderful too, with the bright orange contrasting with the blue sky. Excellent!
carper (96) 2007-04-26 12:56
a very good one my Indian friend
the quality is very good and the ligh is nice, the point of view is good, well I like you photojob here.
Zelanda (5692) 2007-04-26 16:11
Precioso contraste de ese Buda con el suave color del cielo.
Excelente luz y definición.
Stepan (27210) 2007-04-26 17:06
A perfect compo with this shining Buddha. The light is cool and strong, to have contrats. The off-centering is excellent. Very well done.
ChrisJ (91404) 2007-04-26 19:05
I like the superb warm vs cold colour contrast, between the orange saffron robe, & the blue sky. The low shooting angle works well here. Good sharpness & contrasted lighting. Tfs!
renerob (601) 2007-04-26 21:06
Great shot and nice vivid colours, the plain blue sky works really well here, and the half and half composition is also good and i like your POV, well done Sabyasachi.
singuanti (15250) 2007-04-26 21:50
Hi Sabyasachi. This just goes to show you how important having a good light is. I like the way you cropped it and you kept the focal point well off-center. The saturation is nice and strong. Well done Sabyasachi!
gunbud (34066) 2007-04-26 22:42
Wonderful golden color to contrast the well worn weather stained Budda. The beautiful blue sky is a wonderful compliment to the golden robe. Very informative note full of rich history.
siolaw (37642) 2007-04-27 1:57
A simple but efficient compo, with subject in a good off center position, vivid colors and fine light enhancing the statue's textures.
Graal (92322) 2007-04-27 3:00
interesting sculpture, well composed image, pleasant colours and good informations in note. I like it.
eza1701 (3345) 2007-04-27 3:12
You have captured some excellent detail on this statue, the off-centre composition and the bright blue background work really well.
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-04-27 3:41
Excellent colours and light in this gorgeous portrait of the BUDDHA. I like your POV and how you framed in left side.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Fis2 (77176) 2007-04-27 6:23
Curious statue. I like the frame, colors and light. Well done.
Greetings from Poland.
patdeph (35744) 2007-04-27 6:52
Very nice Bouddha with very much details.I like that he is in the left of the picture with much space in front of him.And the orange robe create a very nice color splash.Best regards.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-04-27 7:17
HI Sabya, always so interesting your images and note...and i love to see photos from your country..
ALso this one is really good, the POV is perfect as the composition with subject not in the centre of the image..
Great contrast of colours and result!
pierrefonds (51188) 2007-04-27 7:54
A good POV of the Buddha statue at Ayutthaya, a lot of details can be seen. The photo has a good composition, sharpness and nice colors. Thanks for sharing.
somkiat (1104) 2007-04-27 8:28
so nice vivid color.the very simple shot by you make the attractiveness.the very old buddha was shot in this angle is good idea.i can feel the very important you show.
very nicely done my friend
imrek (4) 2007-04-27 8:39
nice off centred composition and nice contrast with blue sky!!
have a nice we!!!
John_F_Kennedy (41526) 2007-04-27 11:02
Brilliant POV to make this statue very interesting, A lovely place really.
feather (51128) 2007-04-27 12:27
I love the low POV you used. Looking up at Buddha like this really emphasises his importance. Perfectly composed so he is facing into the frame. Well done.
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-04-27 12:38
Indeed Ayutthaya is rich in history. You have managed to present this statue of saffron-robed Buddha quite well against the glorious blue sky. Very good work Sab, and best regards - Danilo
VeeJayCee (2410) 2007-04-27 15:14
Super POV and composition Sabya. The bright (well exposed) clothing and detail of the statue show up perfectly against the sky.
agbonavita (0) 2007-04-27 18:46
Beautiful Sabyasachi. I never saw a image or statue with real clothes. The golden here contrast very well with the blue sky. Nice POV.
ksvijayb (385) 2007-04-27 22:15
The framing of the idol to the extreme left against the bright blue background is perfect.
The color, the tone are in good sync.
Benedict (7064) 2007-04-28 0:54
centuries old statue so well captured and composed with vivid colors and details.
Angshu (52972) 2007-04-28 2:23
I like the way you've composed this...low POV, slightly angled Buddha & lots of sky with the statue facing the vast blue..The orange robe & the red bricks add greatly to the contrast.
Best wishes from 42 degrees
keribar (43841) 2007-04-29 3:50
Hello my friend Sabyasachi
Can you believe I visited Ayutthaya times already. You were right to post this picture so very typical of this incredible place. But the gardens were not so well maintained when I was there 20 years ago. Most of the statues were headless and the yellow scarves were sun bleached .
Greetings from Prague but I hope to back home this evening
prumod (8300) 2007-04-29 8:13
budha with this deep sky in b/g with nice pov is easily making a philosaphical mood... the contrast is perfect....
TravelerNL (3011) 2007-04-29 12:25
A very good photo of this statue dressed as a monk. Well composed and with good colors.
Tue (25798) 2007-04-29 16:51
Great capture of this Buddha statue. The quality of the shot is great and I really like the attractive colours. The orange and blue contrast nicely with each other. You placed the statue also very well in the composition. Good work!
vincz (19099) 2007-04-30 1:49
Excellent picture Sabyasachi. I love this composition of the orange draped Buddha below the sky, without any cloud. It gives the buddha a very majestic aspect. A great shot from a fantastic place.
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-04-30 5:50
Superb capture!Great colours and good composition,POV,well done.
leo61 (0) 2007-05-02 0:31
Great idea to photograph this nice statue like this and a good result.Nice perspective,amazing sharpness and a great contrast with the sky.
dorte_s_t (2287) 2007-05-03 11:30
Hi , Sabyasachi .
Simple composition , which makes it even more beautiful !
A clever way to yse the diagonal .
Colours are awesome , the statue appears majestic and humble at the same time .
A perfect shot !!
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-05-04 4:40
Beautiful one !
Saturated colors are very nice, and your POV and framing choices add a lot to the image.
nels (2619) 2007-05-06 15:41
hi sabyasachi,, great colours and crisp features of the buddha against the clear blue sky, great pov looking up at it as its looking down at you
riclopes (35567) 2007-05-07 3:45
Olá Sabyasachi, love the three photos of this post, each one so diferent and complementing so well this one. This one has a very good low POV and a perfect composition. The colorful 'bell' behind this buddha is quite beautiful and the reclining buddha (probably the photo I like more) is really impressive with the orange 'dress' over 'him'. Excellent post!
With greetings from Lisbon,
nisko (2642) 2007-05-22 14:47
so great point of view light and colours!it seem so alive,congratulations!
Budapestman (82620) 2007-06-21 7:14
Beautiful shot. Excellent composition, POV and clarity as usual. Heavenly and fine spectacle, Congratulations. Have a nice day
- Copyright: Sabyasachi Talukdar (sabyasachi1212) (19769)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-23
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: SONY DSC-P92
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-26 4:52