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Boudhanath IV

Boudhanath IV
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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: 2002-01
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer ø28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-03-11 3:58
Viewed: 3401
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The massive stupa at Boudhanath, in Kathmandu, Nepal. The multitude of prayer flags & some tourists, give some indication of scale. I've used a 28mm lens here but perhaps Whitenight's 16mm fisheye lens, would work better here? It wasn't possible to move any further back.

"The Great Stupa of Boudhanath is the focal point of the district, and in fact until the 1980's there was very little else here. Since then, there has been a construction boom, and outwardly, at least, there is little these days to distinguish it from any other congested Kathmandu suburb. The culture, though, remains very much Himalayan with a strong presence of Tibetans and Sherpas, and this can be evidenced by the number of restaurants selling momos and thukpa and other Tibetan favorites. In fact, when traveling into the area, it is often the sight of maroon clad Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns that indicates you are getting close. Boudhanath remains a fascinating area with many Buddhist temples and eccentric characters, though don't come expecting to find a peaceful and quiet environment to sit and contemplate the wonders of the stupa. If you do, you'll be disappointed."

Source: http://wikitravel.org/en/Boudhanath

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nice dcetailed shot Chris grt sense of size leaving the poeple in has given love the colours tfs

Hello Chris,

Wonderful colors, great perspective and light.
Congratulations and TFS

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2010-03-11 4:06]

Hi chirs
Nice sharp capture.
composition is spot-on to lead-inn.
The inclusion of people helps to determine the size.
Nice controlled exposure and tonnes


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-03-11 4:22]

Hi Chris...
Beautiful shot ith so nice perspective and light...

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-03-11 4:30]

Very interesting subject and a beautiful shot.
Excellent looking "old" picture


Hi Chris,

Wonderful capture from an exceptionally golden-roofed beautiful temple!

Perfect contrasts and the pilgrims give great idea of scale in this shot. Very well seen!

I am bring watched :)

best regards,

Ciao Chris

Splendid perspective on fantastic architecture,
wonderful decor of this place!
eyes in this position, where you go, they are always
to follow you!
Lovely composition and nice colors.

Best regards,


Hola Chris
Impresionante pagoda dorada con esos inmensos ojos azules que lo ven todo , una exotica construccion arquitectonica tan diferente de las nuestras , gracias por compartir esta parte del mundo tan desconocida para mi
Buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-03-11 7:02]

Hi Chris,
What a nice golden monument with all sorts of colorful flags hanging to the top!
A nice wide angle POV for such a huge structure which can be compared precisely with the size of human biengs!
Very sharp capture and a pleasant composition.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Amazing location, a breathtaking structure and all the flags must be so amazing in the wind. Those eyes gazing out are quite memserising!

What a fascinating place Chris ... you've captured this from a good perspective, to include the people as well as the top of the structure. Colors seem to be true, and the people add a good sense of scale.
I'll be away to Costa Rica for two weeks. See you then ...
Happy Spring.

Ciao Chris, great POV on fantastic architecture, beautiful beautiful composition with lovely people, splendid light and colors, very well done, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Chris.
Un monument extraordinaire de beauté mise en image par un bon angle de prise de vue et des couleurs parfaitement adapté à cette image.
bonne soirée.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 554 W: 86 N: 1227] (7698)
  • [2010-03-11 11:11]

Hi Chris
What a great capture!
Great colors and details of this amazing Buddhist temples!

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  • japiey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1253 W: 75 N: 2365] (9460)
  • [2010-03-11 23:58]

Hi Chris,

Beautiful frame, with fine details and tones.
Superb !!
All the best,


Hello Chris,
Magnificient building and good angle of wiew
Selaahttin E

Hello Chris,

I do receive some interesting facts from TL!
It's like a world trip every day!
I like your upward pov on this, nicely symmetrical and perfectly cropped. The people add that interesting human elelment as well as a sense of the dramatic scale.

Have a good day,
Bev :-)

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-03-12 6:46]


quel iamge merveilleuse quel effet de captage, cette fuyance avec le drapeaux colors, le gens qui donnent l'échelle, la coupole or une merveille.

Bravo et amitié


One mighty fine stupa this is Chris. Your lens did capture its massiveness. Good colors and sharpness. Regards.


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-03-12 12:54]

Hi Chris,

It might have been nice to have a super-wide angle lens for this, but your framing worked nicely. One gets a good idea of how large the stupa is. Very sharp, with nice color saturation. TFS

Have a great weekend.


Hi Chris,
Wooww!!What a superb architectural and daily life shot.Good POV and perspective.TFS.


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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-03-12 14:57]

merhaba dear chris...
harika bir açıdan güzel detaylar, selamlar

Hi Chris, Bonjour,
Excellent POV. and wanderful colors and light,
Nice perpective and details,
good note to the sujet..
well done.

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