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Guardians 2

Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 4 December 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

These forbidding looking chaps guard the entrance to the cloisters that run round the perimeter of the temple. I'm not over the moon about the composition here. There was so much stuff crammed into the temple area it was very difficult to get clear general views and to compound the problems there was building renovation going on too. However they are just so big and exotic I felt I had to post them.

NIKON D70s 1/320 second F/10.0 33 mm (35mm equiv.)

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Excellent shot. Those details are insane! Beautiful!

4 Dec 2010 6:13am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon,, Canada

You really have to wonder what they were smokin when they erected these. There would
have been such an outcry if us westerners ever did anything like that so long ago. Wonderful.

4 Dec 2010 6:29am

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Wow, amazing place

4 Dec 2010 6:54am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

What you've captured is the sheer scale of these-that makes it a great compo! Amazing place!

4 Dec 2010 7:39am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Really watch and to command respect! So huge and vigilant! Best regards, Adela

4 Dec 2010 9:26am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Impressive amount of detail in the shot, it's a good one despite your reservations.

4 Dec 2010 9:38am

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What a world you have been into! Fascinating in many way's! Wonderful colors and details again!

4 Dec 2010 12:49pm

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Wow! great sense of scale here and it's your composition that makes it.

4 Dec 2010 1:24pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

great shot . these are so impressive architectures !

4 Dec 2010 2:36pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the shot of these giants. Good job under the constraints you mentioned.

4 Dec 2010 3:18pm

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

wow - these are huge! the composition is good, as anything less would not have shown as well the scale of these figures!

4 Dec 2010 3:54pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Grouser,
The two sculptures look very grim. I think it would be very useful as a living guard. Colors and details of the general view including the fantastic sky are excellent. The trip was worth it. Have a nice weekend and all the best. Dear greetings Christel

4 Dec 2010 6:45pm

Kavita from Paramaribo, Suriname

what a great composition and colours. Wonderful!

5 Dec 2010 1:19am

Becky from los angeles, United States

How I would love to get even closer! This is just beautiful! SO much detail - great shot!

5 Dec 2010 2:29am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Very impressive . . like sentinels . . visible security.

5 Dec 2010 11:09am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

i know i would be totally impressed seeing these guys in person-- because i'm impressed with the dramatic photo! cool!

7 Dec 2010 5:13am

1/320 second
33 mm (35mm equiv.)