A picturesque facade of Khampa Tagong Si Monastery at Tagong, simply a beautiful peaceful little place lies in a remote mountainous Western Sichuan, part of the Greater Tibet then. Home to proud native Khampas community who occupy a string of flat bottomed valleys on a 3700m high plateau all surrounded by magnificent snow peaks.
An amazing landscape, a vast expanse of green meadow lying beneath the sacred Yallah Mountain and dotted with Khampas herdsmen, yaks, tents, alpine flowers and prayer flags. A very wild-west kind of Khampa town, thick with monks and pilgrims. This region was occupied and absorbed into the PRC by the Hammer & Sickle some sixty years ago.
WS1: The Monastery shot from some distance.
WS2: Side street of Tagong small town
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rigoletto (34269) 2014-01-25 8:08
hello abmdsudi. what an appealing and charming architecture it is! lovely pastel colors, the whole façade looks like a poster or panel. the human element is of course the cherry on the cake. must be a surprize to find it in your old folders. great TE share.
Noel_Byrne (25318) 2014-01-25 8:09
The colors! Oh my word, the colors are simply amazing here. A fascinating combination of really strong tones, but also soft pastels, and all combined into such a surreal and amazing image. Even the person is brimming with life and color. This is an incredible looking place, and you have done it amazing justice with this capture. And a great workshop too, I particularly love the monastery from a distance.
Amazing. Thanks for this!
All the best
Romano46 (18466) 2014-01-25 8:13
nella composizione il colore ha una parte preponderante, ma quallo che conta, come al solito, è la particolarità del soggetto.
Un altro piccolo pezzo di Cina rappresentato nella migliore delle maniere-
Ciao e buon fine settimana
petarl (1081) 2014-01-25 8:25
I like your photo. It’s unusual. That’s what photography is for, to capture some interesting details. That black colour around the windows looks like shadow, but it isn’t. That made me interested into this photo more. Red colour is what dominates. I don’t like when someone’s taking photos of doors and windows. For me, that’s something really scary in photography, and when I start doing that, I’d just quit, or start fishing. But, you have made really nice photo here, which I’m happy to look at and comment. All the best. Regards,
holmertz (42337) 2014-01-25 8:39
This is a fine set of three photos, all of them very interesting and colourful. This is no doubt the most attractive composition with its tight framing and intensely colourful architectural details. The traditionally dressed woman (I believe it's a woman anyway) is perfectly placed and a perfect element of the composition.
yquem46 (38746) 2014-01-25 8:42
With such a beautiful house, it's hard not to wait to have someone of interest passing by it !!
And there you definitely got one with this old woman in her colorful attire and what looks like a paying wheel in her hand
Obviously in these remote places people do not need fancy designers to decorate their environment
have a nice WE, best regards
KristinsCamera (2373) 2014-01-25 8:42
greetings abmdsudi ~
what a delightful shot! it feels to me like this could be a scene in miniature. the architecture looks as if a child has made it from pieces of candy. and even the person pictured, which really makes the shot, looks almost like a toy with what looks to be a very cheerful expression. the colors are just as cheerful and fun. delightful, delightful ~ thanks for adding this to our visual collection :)
Wanda1 (14982) 2014-01-25 8:44
Colourful facade that you have discovered here, so beautiful in all it's detail. I like the persons presence in the shot and they are well placed in front of the doorway to frame them. Interesting to see the setting of the monastery in your workshop view.
adidas5nb (5413) 2014-01-25 9:52
i cant even begin to write how much i like this picture.lovely..absolutely beautiful.
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-25 10:49
A gorgeous set of architecture photos. The facade is really unique with attractive colors and drawn shadows of the door and window. Inclusion of the priest brings more life to this amazing place.
The WS images are fabulous, both of them. Clarity, colors and composition ... simply great. I wonder how light is so meticulously handled!
With best regards,
pajaran (53042) 2014-01-25 11:03
Interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na fasadu manastira i trenutak sa monahom ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepo pokazana fasada, lepe boje.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
An interesting and good text ...
Nice view of the facade of the monastery and the second with a monk ...
Good footage and contrast nicely demonstrated facade, beautiful colors.
Good work with the beautiful photographs in the workshop.
All the best.
Ninello52 (7572) 2014-01-25 12:19
How are you? Beautiful this your picture! Very characteristic colors and costumes! Great home and fantastic human figure, which I think is a man!?
Best Regards, Nino.
Fis2 (86861) 2014-01-25 12:59
Beautiful window ;)
Good frame and super colors.
Person add savor of photo.
mirosu (14994) 2014-01-25 22:03
Another excellent photo, superb crop allowing to concentrate on all nice details of the monastery. The colors and all details are beautiful. Nice to see the man in front, he adds some life to this beautiful scene.
jjcordier (77040) 2014-01-25 22:53
Cette façade colorée ne pouvait qu'attirer ton regard de photographe. Tu as attendu le moment propice où la personne aux habits traditionnels se trouvait juste au bon endroit.
ourania (32909) 2014-01-26 2:20
a superb composition in an extremely effective tight frame. I love the setting that consists of a great assortment of shapes and colours and is irresistibly graphical and vibrant. The monk with his placement, movement and direct gaze adds great vividness and reference. The workshop pictures are fascinating too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
willperrett (7438) 2014-01-26 2:45
Just amazing decoration here: I particularly like the "double shadows" round window and door. I suspect the artist was having a little visual joke! It would be a much lesser photograph without the inclusion of the smiling figure.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-01-26 2:53
now this house reminds me of the one made of sweets and gingerbread from Hansel and Gretel story. It is amazing how colorful every day life can be if we let our imagination work a little bit. This pretty house front is a lovely setting for the elderly person in the corner wearing traditional clothes.
Very nice colors, rich and saturated and good focus.
Thanks for sharing
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-26 2:58
What bright colours on this monastery wall. It looks like it has been painted with blood. The colourful facade and those unique door and window would have made this a good photo, but the inclusion of the monk has made it great. A superb composition which I like a lot. Excellent clarity and vivid colours. Thanks for sharing.
siudzi (34047) 2014-01-26 3:09
Wow! What an eye-catching subject you have found for taking this stunning image! I love it! Spectacular palette of intensive and well saturated colors made a fantastic result here. Amazing sight! Well done.
Have a nice Sunday!
siamesa (27747) 2014-01-26 3:34
Bom dia Abmdsudi
Your photos always brings me nice surprises. They have a different things that , of course, are beautiful and have a particular and special way to see the life. Thanks for sharing.
PaulVDV (23025) 2014-01-26 5:44
All three pictures are beautiful and worth to post.
On the main post the deep red colour makes the sight very attractive. I like the decorations around the door and the window.
They create an interesting graphism.
The human presence is also important on this picture.
Best regards, Paul
CLODO (30730) 2014-01-26 5:52
what gorgeous warm colors you took, and the lady seems to close the door to go for a walkoutside the house.
claudeD (33682) 2014-01-26 8:59
wow! what a very colorful picture with perfect sharpness and very good clarity. Fine idea to integrate the women into the shot by this way you have added life to the shot.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from luxembourg
Silvio1953 (124781) 2014-01-26 11:21
Ciao Abmdsudi, great view of fantastic cacade, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, thanks for two beautiful WS too, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-01-26 11:29
Splendid picture with a great mixture of colors. The effect is great. That woman is perfect frame. Congratulations!
adramad (38922) 2014-01-26 14:41
A superb composition, in which the charm and originality of this typical construction joins with a fabulous chromaticism, the color of the facade and multicolored window and door trim, the character who appears to be out of the house, it's all a wise move to create the special atmosphere, which provides the image.
Very good management of both the brightness and the sharpness.
The color is great, very well balanced.
Very well done. I love
I wish you a happy start to the week.
kato (11630) 2014-01-26 18:22
You're capturing well this place by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the facade with primary colors and lovely design. It's also impressive in her traditional clothes.
krzychu30 (15498) 2014-01-27 1:44
Fabulous shot Abmdsudi!
The colorful and so lovely decorated facade attracts really our attention and makes the scene so eye-catching and expressive!
But I like also the fact you captured the person,which helps definitely to make the scene more lively and dynamic.
Magnificent photo opportunity and superb presentation!
Have a nice day
Gigidusud (16591) 2014-01-27 5:51
Splendid colorful facade with great détails and fantastic colors. I like the presence of man and perfect framing. Love it! Great the WS also!
Waylim (25362) 2014-01-27 17:22
This is a beautiful shot. I love the rich and intense colors as they really do use such rich colors to paint their door and windows. You are lucky to have the presence of the woman with prayer wheel and traditional clothe, for it adds a very good anchor point to our vision. Excellent shot with good quality and beautiful color and composition.
josepmarin (57831) 2014-01-28 4:07
a colorful composition here, by means of a good framing on the facade of the monastery.
The vivid colors of the architectural elements, its rich ornaments, and the presence of the man, makes this image very attractive at sight, with a great graphical and chromatic power.
You've managed skilfully the exposure, and have reached a high quality level in the photo.
A beautiful work, my friend.
Cricri (108137) 2014-01-28 5:11
Un décor et des couleurs attirantes, c'est spécial et très joli par son originalité, bon moment pris avec la personne a la tenue aussi intéressante, très belle images présenter en WS
macjake (57502) 2014-01-28 12:10
now thats awesome!
I really like this photo the most, out of all the WS photos too.
having that 1 person adds so much, and of course the striking colors pop and sizzle.
the circular pieces catch my attention immediately!
cool post my friend
COSTANTINO (56859) 2014-01-28 21:57
the colors are simply amazing here
a real picteresque facade with
symmetry interesting decorative
details and fascinating strong
color tones the man in the front
adds life your notes about this
composition adds life
have a nice day
delpeoples (53421) 2014-01-29 3:29
What an unusual façade for this characteristic monastery. I love the vivid colours and geometries and the inclusion of the traditionally dressed monk at the door is the icing on the cake.
Warmest wishes, thanks for sharing
eldancer1 (29091) 2014-01-30 10:07
If those bright colors fails to wake a person up, nothing will. Unique and interesting architecture in its design and color scheme. Nicely captured with good details. Good to have the person for scale. Well done, tfs.
nikkitta (14992) 2014-01-30 13:24
Having visited Tibet and Chine ( Silk Route)I admire and love this kind of capture not only for the impresive colors but also for the woman and her wheel prayer well positionated, looking in your direction
Truly quite an eye catching composition taken at the right moment
tatadalou (6507) 2014-01-31 13:24
Great pictural shot, colours are just amazing and make this photo very attractive. All the elements are well placed. Excellent composition !
grebe1 (384) 2014-02-04 22:26
Waht a great shot!
Love the colours and lighting. The composition is excellent as is the framing. Kudos!
Keep on clicking.
adores (38266) 2014-02-19 15:33
This monastery is a real wonder! The colours and the architecture are simply amazing and you captured the person so well placed in front of the door. Great shot!
mcmtanyel (14257) 2015-03-06 20:22
The colors and shapes in this photo are the eye catchers. Well seen and rendered.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (44384)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-25 7:55