Weekly Photo Challenge : Lost in the Details (2)

I can’t help putting forward another entry for this photo challenge; this time for details which are human made.

While travelling in the Baltic countries, I was amazed at the details  and colors this door was showing. The door was full of notices, a spider and even a hand sticking out! It was fun  photographing it.DSC_0362

The following picture was taken at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand. The repetitive pattern of the details in gold and other contrasting color on the wall was just impressive.CIMG0375

In our recent trip to Yunnan, we stopped by a public a public square. The image below was taken at the entrance to the square. It shows fine details of a cock; more than that, the roof with the timber support and tiles forming the top of the entrance was just awe inspiring.DSCF2828

The last image shows the ancient mosaics tiles on the ground of Esphesus, Turkey.CIMG0223

Have visited quite a few limestone caverns. This cavern in Yunnan which we recently visited has a clever and artistic way of illumination. I love the lanterns!DSCF2887

I must admit that I am more of a “landscape” guy and not a “details” guy. Many a time, I have missed interesting details. Part of the reason is that I do not have good zoom lens / cameras to capture them. Shooting details is fun, this theme reminds me that I should be mindful of these when travelling.

50 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Lost in the Details (2)

  1. All of these depict the theme very well, but I like the first one best, maybe because as you said, “It was fun.” I like taking photos of details, and I find that getting quite close to the subject works well, and sometimes a macro lens is perfect. Also by moving close you might see details that you would miss otherwise.

  2. The temple picture is my favorite — details, color, composition. It reminds me of temples in Kathmandhu and Bakhtapur where erotic carvings were tucked up under the eaves!!

  3. I think the lanterns are very magical. I usually won’t be very interested in climbing in a cave, I’m claustrophobic in that regard…but I appreciate the beauty here.

    • This cave is quite spacious, not wet and / or confined with steep walks. This is the first time I saw lanterns as a means of illuminating the cave. Thanks for the kind comment 🙂

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog, and for writing such a lovely blog yourself. Your photos are magical! What an exciting ‘retirement’ you’re having, which is as it should be, in my opinion ~ more time for exploring new things, and [time to] take advantage of opportunity!

    • Hi, thanks so much for the nomination which I understand is an important award. I have decided not to pursue or accept any nomination / award during my retirement and for this reason, I have already turned down all similar awards. Knowing that my blog is read in many places of the world (over 160 countries) is already my biggest reward. With regret, I have to decline the nomination. Thank you once again for the nomination which is very much appreciated! Best wishes to you also, Michael

  5. Cool (as the teenyboppers used to say)! My favorite is the limestone caverns. Right now, I guess I’m having a really zen moment. For some reason, I just think, “This is ‘intelligent design’.” And, “Eat your heart out, Jackson Pollock!” 🙂

  6. Great choice of photos again … all full of details – my pick of this great bunch is the top one – becuase of all the strong colors. Fantastic job again, Michael.

  7. I don’t always look at the details either, but really appreciate them , and appreciate your excellent photos here. I tend to see natural details before I see man-made.

    • One of my problems is that I don’t have a good zoom lens; but maybe, the problem is that I like landscape more and have not spent enough on equipment for shooting details. Thanks for the perusal and kind comment 🙂

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