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Ta Prohm

Ta Prohm
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Copyright: Ruud Blok (ruudblok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 727 N: 2259] (23329)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-30
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Vietnam Cambodia
Date Submitted: 2007-01-29 4:05
Viewed: 3109
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 33
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ta Prohm is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Located approximately one kilometre east of Angkor Thom and on the southern edge of the East Baray near Tonle Bati, it was built by King Jayavarman VII as a Mahayana Buddhist monastery and university. Unlike most of the other Angkor temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.

Verder naar het oosten ligt Ta Prohm. Deze tempel werd niet gerestaureerd en is overwoekerd door jungle. Het is fascinerend om te zien hoe dikke wortels van enorme bomen zich een weg hebben gebaand over en door de stenen. De meest gefotografeerde boom is die waar Angelina Jolie in de film Tomb Raider een bloem plukte en naar beneden viel.

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Great Capture of very old tree & underneath is the

Thank you for sharing.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2007-01-29 4:35]

Hi Ruud

The interplay between the huge twisted strangling fig tree, embracing the ancient stonework, is incredible. Tfs!

A really eerie photo. It almost looks like a scene out of a science-fiction film. Those roots look really evil.

Hi Ruud,

This is a very interesting place to visit and photograph! I've never seen anything like that! Great colours and lighting!!

Very well seen and composed!

Prachtige plaat Ruud. Mooi belicht en scherpe details van de structuren. Jammer van de vlakke lucht!Toch prachtig om te zien hoe de natuur toch weer alles recht zet.

Grtz Pim

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  • Jan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 451 W: 139 N: 813] (5358)
  • [2007-01-29 7:32]

WOW, als bomen konden praten....! Een hele mooi foto! Wat een indrukwekkende sfeer. De natuur die zijn gang gaat ondanks de cultuur en samen het verhaal vormen...

Mooi vastgelegd.
Groetjes Janneke

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-01-29 8:13]

This is a stunning testament to the power of nature and to the power of human imagination and devotion.
Your capture of the scene is most excellent in its colours, textures and details. A heartfelt "Thank you for sharing"

Quite impressive root system. I have been here and I remember how difficult its is to frame this sight as it is massive. Good work! Colors and details are mighty fine. Greetings! Danilo

Hallo Ruud.
Zeer indrukwekkende en unieke opname.
Erg goed resultaat.
Groet Frans

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 66 N: 252] (2190)
  • [2007-01-29 17:17]

Woow what a mysterious place Ruud. Very good using of light and POV.

I am falling behind in my critiques....this is so way out surreal looking, it is hard to believe it's real! What a great capture!

Thank you for your comments on River Bottom Dream Landscape.

WOW! Great place!
It's good to see places like these because there're not so often.
Great place but the shot is kind of sober... i don't know why....

Roberto Juarez!

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  • ablok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 188 W: 87 N: 15] (491)
  • [2007-01-30 10:38]
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Cette photo est une vrai merveille!On se sens soudainement tres petit face a cette nature insolite!
Bonne continuation!
Tu réalises un merveilleux travail!

wow what a perfect place the photo is great , very interesting place, nature took over history I love it tfs


Hi Ruud
perfect square......tfs
best regards

Hi Ruud,
This is absolutly incredebile....
Presently my daugther is in this area.....
By your picture ...i know that she is very lucky....
Thanks a lot to share it....wooooowww!!!!
Amically, Claude

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  • pranab Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 733 W: 0 N: 537] (3143)
  • [2007-02-25 21:54]

hello ruud,
nice to be visiting tl again. last few months been really trying times for me. it is really good to visit old friends again.
great work here. the absence of human element but the touch of nature over the human creation and the powerful touch of time is very well captured here.excellent details and great use of light.

Great colours and details - has a very primeval feel to it
Thanks for sharing

I feel familiar with this place,
oh.... i know...
this place usualy using for movie shooting rite ?
nice place and good for you to shot this wonderful place. very well done.

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