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Ruins in Ayutthaya

Ruins in Ayutthaya
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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: 1990-07
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Minolta XG-1, Minolta 28mm f2.8, Fuji 100
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-04-18 8:34
Viewed: 2399
Points: 29
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Burmese surrounded the old Siamese capital of Ayutthaya, in April, 1767, & after a long siege, sacked & burnt the city. There was probably gold leaf around the blackened chedis, which melted, & was collected & taken back to Burma. But the Thais regrouped, shifted their capital 80 km south to present day Bangkok, & drove out the Burmese. Wat Si Sanphet, is one of the most visited of 100's of ruins around the old city, which was larger than Paris or London at the time.

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Hi Chris.
Interestin architecture, great shot.
Very good point of view and DOF.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a good day, kind regards.


We can see the negatives are ageing
The colour is not that good anymore
There is a ICM filter colour boost that bring them back in the digital age
Nice view on that temples

nice shot ....and good color...but a little blur (low sharpness)
nice composition and angle of view.
thank u for sharing.

Hi Chris,
it's wonderful, I like this place so much.
I also have been there 1990 - but in November.
Beautiful shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Chris,
For a photo that's 16 years old, still looks great!
Capturing the tourists was a good idea as it give us a sense of scale.

Good perspective & well done :)
ps. What scanner are you using or recommend as I want to scan prints & negatives too. I'm thinking of the CanoScan 8400F.

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  • Viking Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 63 N: 782] (4383)
  • [2006-04-18 16:24]

Ho Chris
Great shot here of a world full of mistique. Thanks and take care

wow - taken in 1990? Excellent, nice POV.


Hi Chris, are they all ruins or the blue/greyish towers are not?

Nice composition on this ancient place, and with the people enclosed, it brings a sense of scale of all of it.

Take care, Yan :)

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2006-04-18 23:52]

Great photo Chris,
Again very similar to the Buddhist ruins that you get in Sri Lanka.

Well done Chris
Like a story from the book: 1001 nights.
John T

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2006-04-19 8:38]

Hi Chris,
thanks for tshowing us around the world. Excellent shot of this interesting architechture. Great POV and nice depth.

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  • harpya Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6058 W: 174 N: 1935] (7534)
  • [2006-04-20 12:50]

Hi Chris,

Beautiful landscape taste of these
details, of this lost architecture
in the forest. Big visual


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  • nova Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2441 W: 250 N: 873] (8693)
  • [2006-04-20 22:26]

Nice documentary and architectural picture! I like the composition here! Very exotic and appealing for me! Tfs! Michel

I went here 10 years ago. The buildings are nice. I like the row, and the people. Humands add life and scale I think. Too few pixels for that size? The picture seems a bit strange.

It's great! One, two, three! Even the ruin they stand up till more then 200 years! Impressive! I enjoy the angle of view!

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