a very classic post for today, hope you like it
Pha That Luang (Great Stupa in Lao) is the most famous landmark in Vientiane, the capital of Laos.
It was built in the 16th century on the ruins of an earlier 13th century Khmer temple, which the Lao believe was in turn built on a 3rd century Indian temple built by Buddhist missionaries.
After the Thai invasion of 1828 Pha That Luang was left abandonned. It was restored in 1900 by the French.
The architecture of the building includes many references to Lao culture and identity, and has become a symbol of Lao nationalism.
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ManuMay (36083) 2009-02-11 1:15
Yes, it's like an image as a typical postcard, but is very well done ... and we need to know it! I mean that often people think about the photos without realizing the difficulties that sometimes a simple picture, this capture of yours is full of light and color, all under an optim point of view that gives depth and space to the temple The game of contrasts and shadows provides the volume necessary for a great shot.
I like a lot, good job.
I wish you a happy days
Receive a cordial greeting.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2009-02-11 1:16
Hello Benny! Very interesting architecture. Ideal POV and composition. Nice light, bright and colours. Good sharpness. Original shot. Good luck!
Waylim (25368) 2009-02-11 1:18
Ah, My belove homeland, you're making me homesick Benny. What a beautiful day you got here, perfect blue sky with wonderful clouds for contrast. So much details here. A really nice close up of this famous Pha That Luang. Thanks Benny, a very nostalgic image for me.
aadilj (18102) 2009-02-11 1:22
Hi benny, i love the crisp tones and superbly fresh and vibrant colours in this well composed image. I love every bit of it. its simply fantastic
bukitgolfb301 (37312) 2009-02-11 2:36
Hello my dear Benny
Great post card, outstanding color and sharpness. F/14.0 is very very effective.
And you were lucky not take a shower, even though it was a peak of rainy season.
Anyway good job !
Best regards and many thanks
sevy (15367) 2009-02-11 2:41
Tout est dit dans le titre :-)
J aime bien cette composition basée sur l angle et avec une separation des zones de couleurs. Le rendu final est bien graphique et ca fonctionne bien.
Morac (27721) 2009-02-11 4:31
Cette composition aux belles couleurs pastelles me donne l'impression d'un immense gateau, d'une immense pâtisserie sucrée.
C'est lumineux et graphique à souhait.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2009-02-11 9:30
interesting choice of tight framing from this classic POV, a true architectural gem !
pauloog (11747) 2009-02-11 11:46
A bright view of this stupa with its creamy colours well contrastign agaisnt the sky. And very interesting too.
I wonder if cropping a large part of the grass would not make the photot stronger ?
Groetjes uit het Antwerpse,
specialist (1181) 2009-02-12 7:23
yep, very classic but also a very nice shot of a
mystic architecture. good framing, from a sound pov.
clouds add some dimension into the composition as well.
ahmetgedikli (25548) 2009-02-12 10:05
Beautiful composition; good architecture and sky. I like it. Well done!
All the best.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-02-12 11:14
Splendid shot of this beautiful place with attractive vertical composition and superb colours. The architectural details are decorative and rich, really imposing sight. Have a nice evening!
robob (3646) 2009-02-14 5:24
Ce temple a quelque chose d’un peu irréel, il me fait penser à une sculpture de sable !
En tout cas, c’est une très belle architecture et les couleurs sont superbes,
Très beau ciel également,
Bien à toi Benny,
pilpel-adom (3018) 2009-02-14 5:37
Quite impressive landmark! Clouds and color are excellent, bright and colorful! The vertical compo works very well here and fits the architecture very well!
Thanks for sharing,
eversmile (11636) 2009-02-17 15:01
The light and colors are fantastic here! I admire the clarity of the shot, and the lovely sky. The POV from the corner is quite dramatic and the That Luang is shining nicely. Congratulations
- Copyright: Benny Verbercht (BennyV) (14147)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): In Search of Buddha [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-11 1:08