1,000 year old Carvings
|Copyright: Murray Lines (MLINES)
|Date Taken: 2010-09-03|
|Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20|
|Exposure: f/3.8, 1/100 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-11-06 13:58|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Some of the tens of thousands of rock carvings still almost immaculate after 1,000 years of weathering in this hot and wet environment. These represent some of the many dancing girls in the temple of this Hindu king who built this place. The stones were carried more than 60km from a quarry pulled by elephants and floated down rivers. It surely is a wonder of the ancient world.|
This set of figures is virtually life size as the figures are close to 5 feet tall.
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Your image appears to show that the statues are not fashioned from one stone, but from four separate stones. what makes me believe this is the coloration of the four layers as they are slightly either brighter or darker in nature. Master craftsmen in their own right I would have to say for these works of art to last through the test of time and weather as they have.
Excellent showing of the detail from the distance you chose to take the shot, the lighting must have been a bit hard to decipher but you managed perfectly.
Excellent presentation of this interesting artwork.I guess they are near lifesize.The preservation is amazing.Greetings Otto.
- [2010-12-16 23:36]
I spent about 3 days wandering around Angkor Wat & saw these 'Apsara' dancers in bas relief, Good sharpness & detail. Tfs!
Amazing sculpture, amazing art work.
Good note, very interesting information.
Superb shot, very good exposure and capture. Perfect contrast, ideal sharpness. Fantastic texture.
Sophisticated take. Splendid effect.