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Afternoon Singalong [3/3]

Monks chanting in the main building of Wat Pho Maen, my local temple in Bangkok.

 

I have tried to give this shot a different feel from the previous two by capturing a little of the outside as well as the inside.

 

Also, I have got Nigel and Emma in the frame.


Afternoon Singalong [3/3]

Monks chanting in the main building of Wat Pho Maen, my local temple in Bangkok.

 

I have tried to give this shot a different feel from the previous two by capturing a little of the outside as well as the inside.

 

Also, I have got Nigel and Emma in the frame.


comments (17)

  • Peter
  • Canada
  • 28 Oct 2010, 03:46
Nice shot Ray and it is nice of you to include Emma and Nigel.....but you could have given Nigel a bit of powder to cut the glare from his head LOL.....petersmile

Sorry Nigel!
Ray: Ha Ha

I don't carry talc powder in my camera kit, Peter, as I feel it is not compatible with fine lenses.
Lovely capture Ray.
I see that our friend Nigel is trying to levitate!
Ray: Oh...is that what he is trying to do...I thought perhaps he was levitating and so trying to grip something so he didn't float away.

[grin]
I've eaten too much Pad Thai and can't get up! Emma is thinking will that painting fit in out bedroom..
Ray: Ha...the old pad thai excuse...heh!

I really like that enormous ceramic tile mural, Nigel, and the one on the opposite wall.
It has been interesting seeing your and Nigel's takes on things. Looks like me trying to get up!
Ray: Thanks, Bill. I also have been interested in how we capture things differently.
  • Pierre
  • Belgique
  • 28 Oct 2010, 07:54
Deux photographes pris au piège. Vue de l'extérieur cela permet de constater que les portes restent ouvertes et donc accessible à tous.
Ray: Vous avez raison, Pierre ... comme tous les temples bouddhistes en Thaïlande, celui-ci est ouverte et accueillante à tous les visiteurs.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 28 Oct 2010, 08:26
the heat was affecting the poor guy, look at the struggle to get up smile
Ray: Bangkok is northern hemisphere, so he can't use a geographical excuse, can he!
''Oooh me bad knees are giving me gip''groans Nigel

''Stop being such a wimp Nig'. Where's your Bulldog spirit.'' nags Emma
Ray: Grin

Actually...I believe I caught him in the act of standing up quietly and unobtrusively, Richard.
I would need a chair to sit on.
Ray: When you come to see it with me, Chad, I'll make sure there is a chair available for your use.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Oct 2010, 08:49
Ahh - sothey keep the doors open to the outside world to make their chanting more inclusive?
Ray: Thailand Buddhist temples are open-door places, Chris... a welcoming gesture, but also assists air-flow and cooling.
Another great shot Ray.
Is this temple specially grand, or is it, by Thai standards, just another run of the mill everyday temple?
Ray: Good question, Sheila. I am guessing it wouldn't make the top 100 list for Bangkok temples, but it is better than run-of-the-mill.

I believe it is important because it has some patronage from The King of Thailand...and interesting because it blends architecture and artifacts of Thailand, China and Laos.

I also like it because it has a large, quiet, well kept garden, and it is within 5 minutes walk from my apartment.
Exercise time at the Wat.
Ray: Monks got to exercise their vocal chords...visitors got to exercise their bums muscles...all good.
I think its really good that you can sit in and watch everything happening, you must of all had a really good day smile
Ray: Well, I had a fine time showing off a few things I like in Bangkok, but cannot answer for Nigel and Emma, Linda.

Buddhist temples in Thailand are very open and welcoming...generally with no expectation that you will do anything but observe.
Excellent and interesting photograph.
Ray: Thank you, Shaun. I appreciate your comment.
  • vintage
  • Brisbane Australia
  • 28 Oct 2010, 10:17
Have the same problem getting off the floor to Nigel
Ray: You need to stop thinking about rising from the floor, and start thinking about having the floor sink under you, Vintage.
I am going to look back at Nigels take on the shots you done together Ray to se how you both interpreted the same scene.
  • Tom Wilson
  • Sweden
  • 28 Oct 2010, 18:29
Interesting pov, Ray.
Ray: I tried to do something different with this one, Tom.
Lovely to meet your photographic companions! It is rather nice to have a bit of the outside for context, too. (:o)
Ray: It was good to meet up with one of my SC buddies [ http://nigelclack.shutterchance.com ], Rosalyn...a "first" for me.

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