This is what I saw when I reached the top of a mountain in South Korea last Autumn.
These mountains have the shape of the ears of a horse and in Chinese, they are called the Horse Ear Mountains.
We made our way to the top and saw this Guanyin statue. In fact, I was more impressed by the texture and contrast in colors.
The exposed slopes was rugged, but the lower half of the picture was covered with a red colored vine.
Where one color / texture transitions into another, there stood Guanyin (of a smoother texture) with a gesture of Peace in her hands.
So, this is my second submission on the theme of Texture.
Sometimes, I am not in the mood of writing.
If I still want to post something, I know a picture of Angkor Wat will never fail me.
I am happy that I have rediscovered the Angkor Wat photos some two years back when I thought I have totally lost them.
These stone carved figures have always interested me.
Instead of carving the feet of the girls as protruding, the sculptors have always turned their toes sideways.
Some people said the toes are always turned in one direction, but as this picture shows, the toes could be turned in the other direction too!
To go with this picture, I have the following quotation from Vincent Van Gough:
There may be a great fire in our hearts, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
Let’s not be seen by others just as a wisp of smoke!
It is not unusual that I got requests from readers asking whether they could see certain images in the upcoming posts.
Frankly speaking, I am pleased to do that provided I have those images and I am in a mood to upload them; instead of continuing to do things at my own discretion and pace.
Some recent requests include:
- wanting to see the Black & White version of the “room” in Angkor Wat temple.
- wanting to see the original image of the Hong Kong city skyline during night time without the added blue tint.
I am including these images and those recently posted ones for comparison purposes.
As you can see, the B&W showing the room in Angkor Wat is more mysterious and spooky.
It is difficult to say whether the HK night scene is better without the blue tint.
Although, I must say, the blue tint sometimes work better.
I have another image here with the blue tint, unlike the other one , the background doesn’t have many colored lights – it is just blue or white – it looks even more calm and fantastic!
This week’s WPC is Room.
This is a view taken of a room within the Angkor Wat Temple.
I have walls on two sides and an opening in front of me.
The opening leads to other rooms or spaces.
Lying on the floor are blocks reminding me sort of ruins.
Looking further out are some rounded sacred objects.
I couldn’t help asking myself whether I was in a real place . . . . . . . . or was I just dreaming!
It is actually an inside view from the inside.
I like photographing the interior of the Angkor Wat Temple.
There is always a mysterious atmosphere in the images.
One day, I will gather the inside views together and get them posted!
The main theme of my photography at Man Mo Temple was smoke and light ; and I thoroughly the experience.
Light was coming in at an angle and there was a swirling cloud of smoke from the burning incense.
I could remember the smoke scenes from many movie pictures, but it was a scene which I have never seen before.
On looking closer, the smoke from some joss sticks did float up in streaks, streaks which gave the place a particular atmosphere.
The ascending smoke just threw me into a trance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .