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garudas and Nagas, Episode 1

garudas and Nagas, Episode 1
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Copyright: Prapat Shoocongdej (patshoo) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 150 W: 11 N: 192] (892)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-21
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, 4 GB Kingston CF, Canon 77mm Protect
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Golden, Golden ..., Friday theme 2007/10/26 "T3 Thai Tie Tye", Friday theme 2008/04/18 "Repetition", Outside gallery of Wat Prakeaw's Chapel 2008 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-23 11:24
Viewed: 2800
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sawadee krub everybody,

Songkrang 2008,Still in the surrounded outside of The Ubosoth (Chapel),house the Emerald Buddha,.This outside gallery had composed of many Thai architecture element that also included Garuda(mythical bird) and Naga(mythical serpent) too.In this place this element had representing the power of virtue(garuda as vehicle and servant of Brahmā)Beaten the bad(Naga) at their feet.This element had normally use in the base of Royal Thai architecture.

For post process,I croped and used curve a little bit to composition and adjust contrast.Second,I used shadow/hight light to open detail on high light area that relect from outside light.Secondly,I use color balance and hue/saturation tool to adjust the color.Finally,I used smart sharpen,framing and resize to finish.

For information in brife: The Ubosoth (Chapel) was built in 1783 in order to house the Emerald Buddha. The pediment was carved into Phra Narai (Vishnu) on Garuda (half bird-half man), the latter holding the tail of Naga (mythical serpent). Surrounded the Ubosoth, there's wall topped by double Sema stones that inside the area is for the ordination.
For further information : wat prakeaw

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-06-23 12:32]

Very nice depth picture Prapat,also your frame has style!

nice subject, like the repetitiveness of your subject.
colors are good. nice work.

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  • Jeruel Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 111 W: 25 N: 38] (1383)
  • [2008-06-23 19:47]

I think I have taken also this same angle each time we visit the temple in Grand Palace.

I like the angle. vEry nice!


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  • wieyos Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
  • [2008-06-23 21:22]

Sawadee krap Prapat,

another adorable image of a wat ornaments from a lovely pov.

well done.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-06-24 4:20]

Sawasdee Krab, Prapat

I like the angled pov & shallow dof. Maybe a boost to saturation? Good work, & tfs!

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2008-06-24 4:36]

Good play with light and very good organization and colour. Clear photo with very good detail.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-06-24 6:33]

Well composed shot Prapat! Very sharp and clear and I really like the shallow dof you've done, thanks!


Perfect work. Good POV. Well done.


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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 117 W: 0 N: 57] (1145)
  • [2008-06-24 23:10]

Hi Prapat,

Splendid perspectve of the garudas and nagas. Wonderful colours. Very nice frame.

Warm regards


Hi Prapat,
A good selection of aperture to create a shallow dof, bringing attention to the upfront statue. Details are well captured, and colors are vivid. I like the perspective as well.

Nice captured with the perspective view.
Well done!

Malik & Mary.

Hi Pratpat,
Very nice perpective and beautiful golden composition, beautiful colors and sharpness,
Excellent POV. and details,
Very well done.

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