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"The curious smiling image"


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Copyright: Tsilla Nahari (tnahari) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1390 W: 269 N: 4362] (25889)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-19
Categories: Architecture, Artwork, Portrait
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/640 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-14 3:34
Viewed: 1352
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Angkor Thom was built as a square, the sides of which run exactly north to south and east to west. Standing in the exact center of the walled city, Bayon Temple represents the intersection of heaven and earth. Bayon is known for its huge stone faces of the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, with one facing outward and keeping watch at each compass point. The curious smiling image, thought by many to be a portrait of Jayavarman himself, has been dubbed by some the "Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia." There are 51 smaller towers surrounding Bayon, each with four faces of its own.

www.sacred-destinations.com/cambodia/angkor-thom-bayon-temple

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-03-14 3:59]

Very nice. Good clarity on this stone.

Bom dia Tsilla,
Sharp, well balanced colors, sharp and a very nice POV.
Great one.

  • Great 
  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2027 W: 327 N: 3045] (23904)
  • [2012-03-14 7:08]

Hello Tsilla.

Very attrcative image, it certainly does catch the eye for sure. We can only wonder as to have spectacular this would have looked like when it was carved. Well shown. TFS

Stv :0)

Ciao Tsilla, great detail of fascinating architecture, excellent clarity, fantastic colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Fello Tsilla,
Fascinating with a very interesting note. Very good POV and overall quality. Thank you and best wishes.
Neels

Olá tsilla
Good light contrle. Good colrs and sharpness. It is possible to see a lot of dtais. Well done,
um abraço
teresa

Boa tarde Tsilla,

Excellent shot with very beautiful colors, great focus and POV, perfect contrast, light and sharpness.

Parabéns e shalom
Sergio

  • Great 
  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1844 W: 13 N: 1442] (15480)
  • [2012-03-14 20:36]

Hello Tsilla,
An impressive image from Angkor. The weathered rock texture against the blue sky looks great.
sunil

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