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05-26-2021, 11:54 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Temple of Hanuman, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Lens: 45 Camera: Pentax 67II Photo Location: Angkor Wat, Cambodia ISO: 250 

Temple of Hanuman, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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That's a nice photo. Going B & W makes it feel timeless... and is quite appropriate for the setting.
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There is depth, there is complexity but my eyes keep wandering around without an anchor point . The central temple seems to have less details in the tower (Low key) and the tower on the right, at least to my aging eyes looks like is suffering from bloom (?). The Hanuman statues are sharp and clear but seem to fail to keep the attention. That said, the details on the ground and the temple in the fore-ground-left is fantastic.
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I guess that what motivated this image was the creepiness of these figures.
These monkey-humans guarding the temple, as well as the Garudas on some
of the walls are carved with such mastery that one can feel their eyes moving
and following you. I remember thinking that if I walked past them at sunset
they would probably shift positions if I turned around.
I guess I wasn´t paying much attention to composition. If I cut the image in half
and leave the lower half as a horizontal image, it already looks better.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Peter Rockstroh Quote
If I cut the image in halfand leave the lower half as a horizontal image, it already looks better.
O yes, I hadn't thought about that ! True, I guess that would make the monkey-god/Hanuman statues more prominent. would you be so kind to allow me (us) an opportunity to view the cropped image ?

Yes, sculptures from the age of the Hindu kingdoms are fascinating, I recall visiting a temple in south-India where an temple AND the musical instrument inside was carved out of a huge rock; Apart from the extremely intricate carvings and sculptures, the priests play the instrument by knocking on the stone-instrument with a stone covered by a cloth producing perfect notes! There are other temples where one does wonder as to how did the sculptor got the bloody chisel out there. Of course the Khajuraho temples are pretty famous as well.
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Temple of Hanuman, Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Pentax 67I 45 mm
HP5 @ ASA 250 in Pyro PMK
Ilford Galerie GB G3
Interesting shot. Reminds me of my trip too Thailand that also has similar temples. Nice work!
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