Golden Guardians

Thursday, March 9 | |

Kodak CX7430 Auto, aperture at f2.70, shutter speed at 1/180 sec., focal length of 34mm, no-flash, ISO 80

Outside Thailand's "most important and sacred temple," which the Thais call as Wat Phra Si Rattana Satsadaram, or Temple of the Emerald Buddha, you would marvel at the detailed ornaments and figures found all over the walls of the temple. Local guides will tell you that these were all hand-made, and dates back to 1782, the time when Bangkok was founded. The two figures above are best examples.


John said...

Very rich and detailed shot.

Sidney said...

Wow! Gorgeous! 1782? This is really wel preserved. Beautiful !

eye said...

great details, esp. on the background, nice close up of the guardians. i wonder how many millions is this worth.

Barry Wright said...

The exquisite tonal range in shadow, as well as color
fidelity makes this photo seem impossible from such a tiny camera. I mistook it for a much larger camera tripod shot by a professional. Congratulations.

Emer said...

Thanks, guys. I agree with Barry. Having steady hands is the real challenge in coming up with pictures like this. I got no tripod yet.

bayi said...

Look at the intricate details, all captured in color! Wow! These statues have some similarity to some of those in Indonesia, especially in the areas where there was Hindu influence.

Jean said...

J'ai visité ce temple en 2002 .
J'ai failli être touché par un éclair pendant l'orage !
Ce temple est magnifique !

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