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Terrace of the Elephants

Terrace of the Elephants
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-01
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax SMC-A 70-210mm f/4, Fuji 100
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-27 6:01
Viewed: 4045
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"Terrace of the Elephants: Late 12th Century
Buddhist: Jayavarman VII: Bayon"

"Impressive, two and a half-meter tall wall spanning the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon and Phimeanakas. Carved elephants and giant garudas adorn the wall. Constructed in part by Jayavarman VII and extended by his successor. The wall faces east so the best lighting for photography occurs before noon. The Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants."

Source: Canby Publications. (Siem Reap Temples).

I liked the division into thirds. I have also desaturated the central terrace which was discolored from lichens & stains. Then I added a sepia tone. Hope you like it.

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good work on colors. As you wrote in your note, the 3 layers are interesting.

that IS beautiful, and very impressive, you did a super job, here, thanx Chris, M, (*_*)

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  • tet Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 373 W: 39 N: 196] (3627)
  • [2006-01-27 8:03]

awesome work from the past!

thanks for sharing chris!


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-01-27 8:04]

Hi Chris,
The is a really impressive wall with all these carving. You capture it very well. TFS

Hi Chris,
This photo is to strait forward for me.
I changed the crop in WS
I hope you don't mind

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  • berek Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 680 W: 60 N: 8] (86)
  • [2006-01-29 0:54]

Hi Chris,
interesting historycal wall. tfs. Have nice sunday
Meaning(Sense) :8
Idea :10

Beautiful capture, a beautiful picture Chris
that closely should be wonderful, to play
and to feel a culture, and a time of work in him.
Beautiful composition and a great shot


I make a note to visit this wall when in Ankor Thom. This is a very nice picture.

Nice job. I was hee before!

Hi Chris, nice seeing you on TL.
Lovely warm composition, a beautiful image that is wonderfully captured.
Beautiful composition and a great shot.
warm regards

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