Wat Mahathat, (Kings Palace) Old Sukhothai (1238-1278ad.) Sukhothai was the old capital of Thailand in the 13th century. Hiring a bicyle is a fun way to get around the ruins, which have sealed paths between the temples ideal for the purpose. (Scanned print, sharpened twice) The rooves were made of wood, (teak?) which has long since rotted away or been destroyed by fire. (Burmese invasions?). Only the stone columns remain today. The lower, central silhouette is a Buddha statue head & shoulders profile. Some of the columns have grass growing out of them.
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summer89 (5422) 2004-07-26 3:46
Great photo Chris,
I like very much this one. The colors tones and silhuettes are excelent.
Very well done
avis2avis (4264) 2004-07-26 3:47
Very nicely done silhouette. Nicely balanced composition. Great colors of the setting (rising?) sun in the bg. I could figure out the one of Buddha even without reading the note :)
elroyie (2750) 2004-07-26 3:48
Very good and very interesting silhouettes with very good red colours in the background.
RGatward (20086) 2004-07-26 3:56
That's a really stiking shot Chris, wonderful lighting, and compo. A fav.
carper (96) 2004-07-26 3:57
I love it Chris.
Fantastic silhouettes, fantastic colours, great composition, very well seen. Great job Chris
pridel (233) 2004-07-26 4:14
superbe !! j'aime beaucoup ce jeu des silhouettes sur ce fond jaune orangé. la composotion est très bien équilibrée. bravo
centurion (0) 2004-07-26 4:29
Wonderfull composition with silhouettes and amazing contrasts. Excellent Chris.
cmartos (242) 2004-07-26 4:44
Great shot, with perfect exposure, I like the colour balance, really nice, and the silhouettes proportions against background. very well done Chris.
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-07-26 5:24
Jolie prise de vue toute en jeux d'ombres, c'est vraiment très bien fait jolie réussite.
Rhiannon (1728) 2004-07-26 5:31
Excellent! The composition, colours and silhouettes are great!
Very well done!
MKING (3054) 2004-07-26 6:26
Very attractive silhouette; like the way that it hides so much in order to beckon you to go visit... the colours are so intense I thought at first it'd come off a slide. Well seen and well presented.
jhm (157878) 2004-07-26 6:28
Very nice image Chris, the colours tones and silhouettes are excellent. The dark forground, I like of this!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-07-26 7:16
very nice shot of this silhoutte, the colours are very nice here, well done
elihesamian (26149) 2004-07-26 9:19
You mythicize it,Chris!
Like a frame from a movie,I like it,In a great way you managed the light,well done!
RAP (1053) 2004-07-26 9:55
Excelente imagen Chris.
La composicion, el contraluz y la gran definicion de los contornos que lograste, son inmejorables.
Excellent image Chris.
The composition, the backlighting and the great definition of the contours that you obtained, are superb.
Roly (2024) 2004-07-26 14:45
Highly artistic image, very well composed and exposed.
jiherka (4552) 2004-07-26 16:02
Very nice silhouette. like chinese shadows with a great background.
Well done Chris.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-07-26 16:04
You made a work of art from these silhouettes against the setting sun. Very distinctive shapes, and a fabulous color setting with the degradation of hues from red into yellow. Great notes, too, well done Chris.
avigur_11 (22107) 2004-07-26 16:08
Greeeat, Chris. Wonderful composition of silhouettes and sunset colors. I like the large Buddha's silhouette, a very very clever composition. Beautiful.
spence (65) 2004-07-26 18:58
Beautiful soft colour as a background to these dramatic silhouettes. Well seen and presented.
harold (2377) 2004-07-27 8:38
Très belle composition Chris , les couleurs et le jeu d'ombre, c'est magnifique.
cdewet (0) 2004-07-27 13:51
SWEET, a beaut of a silouhette. Nicely done, Chris
rabani (9645) 2004-07-28 0:39
Dear Chris, without your note, I could be mistaken to think the silhouette was about a real person in royal headgear sitting down, watching this red golden sunset. The religious structures are magnificient don't they. Just goes to show how much you could do, with your belief.
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-07-28 1:57
This is a stunner Chris, a product without doubt of your discerning eye. I don't know whether you did any post processing of the scanned image, but the sharp edges of the silhouette and the lovely colors of the sky are really fine. Excellent presentation of a first rate capture. Congratulations.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-07-28 17:26
Wonderful colors and perfect framing of those silouhettes. Bravo!
Mrg (825) 2004-07-31 11:38
So strange silhouettes Chris , i like it a lot. The sky colours are fantastic, with this odd forms in the forground. Great!
France (125) 2004-09-12 16:16
Chaque silhouette se découpe bien et les pointes forment (si on les relie entre elles) une autre pointe, le tout sur un ciel couchant magnifiquement dégradé. Et je reconnait un bouddha à ses longues oreilles.
clodreno (0) 2004-10-17 5:48
a very nice view .
a place i don't know... yet.
I like to see the earlobes of the budha.
Well done Chris.
shakerz2005 (109) 2005-06-02 5:20
well done chris... very historical figure out there.
rajhema (1873) 2005-06-12 9:19
Wonderful picture. Hats off
timleahy (2195) 2005-09-26 17:28
Wonderful shot Chris, mysterious. Lovely colour tones in the sky. Attention is drawn to the Buddha head....I wonder what life was like there in the 1200's....
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-09-29 4:47
You have so many great shots that everytime I open your profile your random selecto gives me one I missed.
The silhuetes are magical, as they dont tell you what they are but they suggest it very well.
Very well done.
jbweasle (9395) 2005-10-01 12:19
Chris, a fabulous silhouette with the Buddha's head being instantly recognisable. A wonderful sky colour, nicely graduated from a bright yellow light at the centre to a rich red and purple towards the edge.
capthaddock (28790) 2005-12-11 15:25
Hi Chris - I saw this by random and had to open it, this is brilliant, a superb mix of exotic silhouettes and fiery colours, the Buddha statue looks like another padoga until you notice the ears.
Svillegas (1169) 2006-04-10 7:29
Wonderful counter-light and colourfull sky, great shot!
shane1 (12) 2006-12-05 8:36
Very good sillouette. Lovely colours
MLINES (12516) 2007-03-23 15:30
Hi Chris. I like this a lot. The silhouettes and especially the variety you have captured in one frame is good to see. Unusual colour and as always an inspiring note. One of many good ones from Thailand via your lens. TFS. Murray.
PS Look forward to some remarkable ones from your forthcoming trip-sounds like a wonderful route.
pally3100 (3413) 2007-08-05 21:49
"ombres indo chinoises"(humour)" bien recherchées excellente composition dans des couleurs padtels bien agréables
Henri Belgique francophone Liège
keribar (43841) 2008-04-16 7:11
It may be an old one but I believe it is the best I have seen from Sukothai. The golden pink and the well studied silhouettes are amazingly good. Congratulations - Izzet
abulafia (4900) 2008-07-31 4:11
This is one of the best pictures I have seen from Sukhothai, I lik all the details in the ruins, like the grass and other plants sticking out.
fritzi007 (11860) 2014-07-22 13:49
really a very good idea and execution, congratulations!
ikeharel (76107) 2016-05-30 1:16
A chosen perspective that shows each element separately as a silhouette, and all are against the golden dusk.
Wonderful idea, a position well selected, stunning outcome.
Have a nice new week,
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (117199)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1992-12-00
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Minolta XG1, 70-210mm/f4
- Exposure: f/11, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Silhouettes and profiles, My favorite photos (10) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-26 3:42
- Favorites: 5 [view]