Po Klong Garai is a Cham ruin on top of a hill in central Vietnam. The 'Cham' were heavily influenced by Hinduism, & later Bhuddism, which were both introduced from India. The Cham empire existed at the same time as Angkor Wat in neighbouring Cambodia. (13th century) Polarised.
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alainh (35583) 2005-03-09 3:42
angle very good. colours saturated. a good composition of this area of Vietnam so beatifull.
well done. Regards
RGatward (20062) 2005-03-09 3:43
Great subject, and use of the arch as a frame, though it does leave the whole thing rather central. Rather a grainy sky again, especially for you, who tuaght me how to correct it :-)
Zepi (22848) 2005-03-09 4:08
Magnifique point de vue, j’aime ces couleurs.
Très bon piqué et superbe cadrage.
Du très bon travail !
greg64g (11193) 2005-03-09 4:09
this is a nice perspective here, it's a picture on the picture. I like the polarized colors it give a good contrast and saturation
cessy (13647) 2005-03-09 5:02
excellent angle and composition, nice framing and blue sky.
very nice travel photo
GrahamB (939) 2005-03-09 5:18
Great use of the arch to frame the shot with the shape repeated on the ruin. Including the person walking up the steps adds scale and a dynamic to the image. Very rich saturated colours as well.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-03-09 7:43
What a fine historic place!great POV,god use of the arch in F.ground and great depth with a nice perspective,also the light and shadow are well controlled and the blue of the sky with a piece of clouds in it is beautiful,I like this combination of warm colors with the blue,...well composed and I like it,Chris!
jrj (34841) 2005-03-09 9:06
I like this compo with the fine framing of the gate there. Good inclusion of the person in the stairs. Interesting place.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-03-09 9:44
wow, you have travelled alot huh in these past few years, very good work here and the colours are amazing
carper (96) 2005-03-09 10:18
It´s a nice view Chris,
The point of view is nice, the composition is well taken, I like the depth in the shot , very nice.
mumek (20202) 2005-03-09 11:33
Super composition, good angle, very nice details.Interesting architectural details with beautiful colors. Very well done Chris!.Congratulations.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-03-09 12:11
Good result of polariser-use,strong and bright colors.A good compo with depth,the person on the stairs is a fine extra.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-03-09 13:51
Good framing in which the foreground arch quite precisely echoes the outline of the structure that is seen in the background. Good DOF, nice perspective, and well-saturated colors. Very nice work, Chris. I have ambivalent feelings about the person included - it certainly adds scale and dynamic, but also interferes a bit with the harmony of the overall setting.
jhm (142067) 2005-03-09 13:52
A very great gate construction on the foreground, the stairs in the middle with the person, give nice depth, a good composition of this area of Vietnam so beautiful.
weswang (18223) 2005-03-09 13:58
The photo is well framed by the gate in the foreground. The contrast of the colors of the architect, sky, and the trees made a strong composition. Well done, Chris.
mitternacht (1839) 2005-03-09 15:00
The natural framing from the gate is great for this picture. I like the combination of earthy red and dark blue. In this paricular picture I think the person is a little disturbing - I know how hard it can be to get a clean shot at these places and in many cases other tourists can make a picture more interesting, but here I don't know.
bpelvan (3798) 2005-03-09 15:48
I love ancient sites very much. Very well composed picture with good perpective. The arc, steps and than the temple look very deep. Also the tree closing 1/3 of the temple has a wonderful effect in fron of the blue sky. Very good job. Thanks for sharing...
chinchini (31529) 2005-03-09 15:51
Très bon choix d'angle pour ta prise de vue. La saturation des couleurs est agréable. La surexpo est limite sur l'escalier. Très bon job !
avigur_11 (22077) 2005-03-09 17:37
Very nice composition with the simmilar shapes of the gate and the "Cham", like a negative and a positiv shapes. Also a very nice contart of colors. Well done, Chris.
aznegrao (10316) 2005-03-09 18:25
Otimo angulo Chris, amo esse efeito visual de entrada. As cores e a composição são fantasticas.
PLD_images (7149) 2005-03-10 6:50
Very nice chosen point of view here Chris. The polarizer did a good job, the blue of the sky is purerb.
anakin (2775) 2005-03-10 17:36
Great perspective Chris, really good compo.
Nice colours and lights, great blue colour is so good
dominique (11414) 2005-03-13 16:39
Bonsoir ,Bien vu , cette idée de cadrage est tres bonne ce que j'aime moins c'est ce personnage sur les marches mais cela n'enleve rien à cette belle photo . Les couleurs sont tres belles aussi comme le contraste .
bazal (7900) 2005-03-18 9:45
Wonderful saturated colors you've captured for this good POV. The frame offered by the foreground arch is very nice and the composition is well balanced. Good shot, Chris and have a nice WE too !
fabianoleite (9665) 2011-10-23 7:17
The arch made a symmetrically perfect frame for the old castle, and the trees provide a great balance of colors and improve the composition. Good work, congratulations!
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (101900)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1999-01-00
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax A 28mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Champa Towers in Vietnam [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-09 3:38