Misty morning on Borobudur, after sunrise. Some silhouetted stupas and the misty coconut trees below. Borobudur is compared to Angkor and Bagan complexes in tourist literure, but it is not nearly as extensive or impressive. It's nice enough, but not spectacular.
Constructed in the 9th Century, it has 432 Buddha images, and 8432 tourists on its terraces and stupas, even before the site is open.
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kevinos (7385) 2008-08-01 18:54
I wish I knew the secret of your genius, Tan.All you pictures seem to be masterpieces. This one of
Borobudur, is wonderful. The msity, morning light gives you a wonderful layered effect of filtering light, which is rich in atmosphere. Regards kevin
jimkilgallon (0) 2008-08-01 19:08
Certainly a fantastic captures with strong blacks and the mist gives of such a strong mood. The tones also are pretty spectacular, wonderful image Tan.
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-08-01 19:17
Long time away from TE, busy at work. Passing by the site and I see your photo. Great representation of the early morning mood. well seen and captured.
I promise more visits in teh future.
sarahnatalie (695) 2008-08-01 20:07
Lovely image! I love the layers of light that give the trees a lot of depth. The silhouettes of the buildings in the foreground is very effective. Nice work.
carper (96) 2008-08-01 22:18
a good atmosphere here Tan, nice contours and a great dof, very good photojob here,I like it a lot,have a good weekend.
cmagallona (145) 2008-08-01 22:31
Such a beautiful capture of what a morning should be! I like how the trees' silhouet and the mist work together.
Great Composition! Thanks for sharing this.
bibiweb (8) 2008-08-01 23:12
Beautiful atmosphere that you've captured here. I really like the different gradients of colors and the silhouettes of the trees. The stupas also make a good foreground subject and give a clear indication of where the photo was taken.
jjcordier (73640) 2008-08-01 23:27
Cette brume, ces teintes et les différents éléments du paysage créent une atmosphère très particulière que ton talent de photographe a su encore magnifier pour nous offrir cette somptueuse photo.
mesutilgim (80522) 2008-08-01 23:39
Wonderfull scene, masterly captured. Almost unicolor and great graphism. Another good reminder to the philosophi of chinese ink paintings; less color and lines but high impression.
TFS and have a nice weekend
dkeus31 (27735) 2008-08-02 0:03
the silhouettes are completely black, but it is just ok as the are not so big in the foregroud.
the rest if great with all the light and layers.
danyy (0) 2008-08-02 0:27
magninifique, mystique et magique cette ambiance brumeuse du bout du monde. Ces iles volcaniques qui me fascinent depuis si longtemps sont remplies de merveilles et d'histoire.
Une photo pas facile, car il fallait rendre la beauté et le naturel du moment, mais tu y es arrivé avec talent.
Kielia (22913) 2008-08-02 0:36
a wonderful composition full of atmosphere with an amazing depth due to the layers of light. Great capture!
trekks (14348) 2008-08-02 3:59
I must say your Indonesian trip has good weather on your side for this misty morning view and you really have taken good advantage of the light rays to capture this fine POV with a great composition. You have done well too for the exposure to give this effect. tfs
kadirim (879) 2008-08-02 4:06
Merhaba Tan bey
Mükemmel bir atmosfer ve mükemmel silüetler.Tebrik ederim.
npecanhuk (61518) 2008-08-02 4:36
That's an image to dream on (I've just got out of the bed!).
Fantastic... what a mood!
As usual, you give us incredible images and this one is top rated!
TFS - Congratulations!
Have a great weekend!
belido (19934) 2008-08-02 4:42
I think I will never have that chance. Incredible fog effect and you did a great job to bring it to us. The silhouettes work perfectly. Stunning work!
Floydian (30970) 2008-08-02 5:32
Wonderful mood you captured here. Getting up early always gives you best light before the busloads arrive. Love the details in this mist with the palmtrees in different layers spread out all the way to the far background....very nice.
ndb1958 (9289) 2008-08-02 7:47
Hi Tan, great capture of Borobodur. Magical view on the landscape through the temple. Love the light and the tones. Great atmosphere. Nino.
Waylim (25160) 2008-08-03 0:21
Most definitely original POV of this famous place. Love the multilayers of landscape within the mist and fog. It really give the essence of the tropical feeling. Really great dof with visibility into the distant jungle within all the mist. The silhoutte of the monument is a little bit overwelming but without it would just be a tropical forest. I would have choose to have it for a good composition and the essense of the Borobudur. Thanks Tan.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-08-03 8:23
Tan Bey merhaba,
Bu muhtesem bir atmosfer, mukemmel yansitmissiniz,
alibasarir (15580) 2008-08-03 11:16
atmosfer müthiş ama çekim tekniği daha bir müthiş güzel.sis içinde silüetler harika görünüyor.ayrıca ışığın güzelliği ve renk tonlaması çok güzel olmuş elinize sağlık.
Scharan (14144) 2008-08-03 15:52
São sombras, são sombras da luz...são luz e sombras...belíssima foto, um trabalho encantador, amei, parabéns!
PixelTerror (0) 2008-08-03 22:51
Well it does just look magic and wonderful to the point that it seems out of this world, in fact it seems straight out of some ancient chinese artwork given that number of small contrasting touches everywhere, I like it a lot !
Have a nice day JY
gilou530 (34) 2008-08-04 12:18
une ambiance fabuleuse de cette photo ou les rayons de lumiére se mélangent avec la brume, excellent travail
ALIRIZA (16423) 2008-08-04 22:41
Silüet ve sis mistik bir atmosfer ve etkileyici bir manzara. Ellerine sağlık...
Angshu (54877) 2008-08-06 2:43
Yes, this is the one I so much liked Tan! The diagonal of the sunrays, the solid silhouettes in the FG & the fading of the trees in the BG to shades of pastel. This is magic...pure & simple!
Angelillo (9372) 2008-08-06 9:35
Breathtaking photo, Tan... It's really extraordinay the atmospheric mood... the levels and levels of deep reached by the air.. and the power of the silhouettes is amazing! It's a really good photographie! Congratulations! To my favs!
Roly (2024) 2008-08-11 19:34
The temple might not be impressive but the image is surely exquisite. Once again, waking up early paid off. The tops of the palm trees poking out of the mist and the warm sunrise colors, which must have been difficult to reproduce accurately on the screen, are beautiful. The tree on the right bothers me a bit, but it's not a major flaw. Excellent contrast between the hard rock of the temple and the soft background.
zeca (19762) 2008-08-11 21:27
Beautiful photo! The foreground silhouettes are nice, but the background trees disappearing in the fog are great! Well taken!
delic (6735) 2008-08-14 5:00
I remember seeing this on flickr although I think I commented on another version with no foreground. Excellent composition with the silhouettes and the dreamy light.
stego (23052) 2008-08-18 12:42
I was thinking about what to write when I saw Kevin's note. I couldn't agree more with what he wrote. It's a wonderful, magic, mystical image, whose atmosphere fits perfectly the fabled idea I have of that place.
TFS, Regards, José.
Balrog (102) 2013-05-03 14:23
Really amazing light!
- Copyright: Tan Yilmaz (capthaddock) (28790)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-07-16
- Categories: Architecture, Ruins
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, CANON 70-300 mm USM IS
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Moody [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-08-01 18:48
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