From The Dragon’s Mouth

This was at the cool little temple complex I found while traveling about here in Thailand. I have no idea what its supposed to represent but its not often you walk into a temple and see a small lake with a dragon statue in it.

To get this shot I had to wait for a young couple to finish making merit. The lady was releasing turtles into the water, setting them free hence, the making of merit because you are protecting life. Now the fact remains that someone will go back into the small lake and recapture the turtles for resale at a later date remains open to debate but this is Thailand after all.

If you haven’t figured it out, this is a HDR image. I have gotten better with using Aurora over the last few days and have tended to leave the stock conversion instead of filters then using various sliders to adjust the image to where I want it. Even started using layers within it to get various features I like. Still bring it into Photoshop and do a few things there. I like to run Macphun’s Intensify CK just to see if I can bring a little bit more out then mask it back into where I want it.

Enjoy.

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3 Comments »

  1. Love the photo. The Thailand people like their bold colors on the temples and accessories. Whatever this represents would be interesting to know. Is there a book about each of the temples and the meaning of each? I would like to understand more. I kept a copy of the photo for my display.