Autumn is unquestionably here. I went out hoping to get to the mountain and get some shots of the turning leaves. However the fickle weather had other ideas. I settled for a couple of hours at a beauiful temple. This is the first in my temple theme.
The names of people are often written, painted or etched into roof tiles on Buddhist temples and this temple was no exception. There were hundreds of these tiles stacked along the pathway to the temple.
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lucbus (11) 2005-10-21 22:45
I like this composition with the tiles forming a diagonal and the contrast of colours with the leaves on them. Great shot.
gringofil (0) 2005-10-22 1:53
I think this is a nice shot...peaceful I would say. What strikes me first is the repetition (which moves from edge to edge with a sort of triangle being seen on the bottom right and top left) of the tiles plus the Korean writing that you once again incorporated into your shot (the shopping guy being another shot where you did the same). The icing on the cake, though, is the read leaf (the yellow one is good but not as striking) which you placed in the right spot in the frame. This is excellent minimalistic work, Peter, just wonderful. Well done.
Furachan (0) 2005-10-22 3:13
Beautiful commposition, Peter, Very sensitive in its depiction of both an encroaching season and a culture.
I love your framing, the way the colorful leaves POP against the slate grey titles...
A work f art!
zig (2456) 2005-10-22 7:00
Peaceful, and very autumn shot. The leaves on the tiles makes it moody too. These days I think I would like to change my subjects than scenes from street photography, so this inpires me a lot. Thnaks for sharing.
ALSOM (6616) 2005-10-22 7:20
I had a doubt from the thumb, but what a nice surprise !
The fall & colorful leaves on the grey tiles are great, very poetical compo ! Thanks for your note.
Davids (56) 2005-10-22 9:41
nice shot, the theme here is tiles indeed and not the autumn. What I remember is that soemtimes people buy tiles, to help to maintain or repair a religious building. Depending where you are, a monk will sell them, and he writes your name on a tile. It's rather obvious how it started (some building needed a new roof), but now it has become a symbol sometimes.
You have to check my story though, I don't know what itis like in SK.
How's life by the way? Already at a point where you never want to go back to your old culture ;) :)
enjoy autumn, we have the longest ever here, I expect snow every day now.
lewiz (1297) 2005-10-22 16:28
Excellently exposed with brilliant colours. Interesting angle too.
At first I thought these were Chinese characters and it took a second glance to make me check if the location was indeed Korea.
jinju (14265) 2005-10-23 3:45
I remember doing a similar shot. But this is far better. The contrast between the dark, colorless tiles and the vivid colors of the leaves is superb. Beautifully saturated photo and great contrasts.
jbweasle (9373) 2005-10-23 9:35
An interesting view of South Korea, Peter. The writing shows the viewer where we are and the tradition of buying roof tiles teaches us something about the country. The colours of the Autumn leaves is a nice touch.
Bien (4745) 2005-10-24 5:46
Hi Peter, This is really a very creative capture! I like your idea and you have an excellent frame here with the fallen leaves in the top left corner and the repetition in the opposite corner. The one red leaf really sets a nice tone as well (bravo for the details here!). I also like the Korean script on the tiles which really differentiate them from anywhere else - and your note is really fascinating and adds to the interest of the image. Excellent job! Sabine
- Copyright: Peter Carney (PeterC) (2242)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, 18-70mm F3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor, UV
- Exposure: f/8, 1/13 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): rooftops - closeups [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-21 21:53