Enlightenment Above

I still have lots of images from various adventures that I just never publish. As I shoot other stuff and now have a back catalogue to work off of and working on shooting a series I have the freedom to bounce around. Since its freezing cold and I am missing Thailand I figured why not revisit the Sanctuary of Truth. The first tourist place I ever went to in Thailand that didn’t involve a bar.

This is a portion of the inner ceiling inside the temple itself. It was a bit of a challenge to shoot because the floor is wood and if someone walks by your tripod is going to move. In fact, I was giving death stares to the student volunteers that were having a laugh while my tripod was riding out what appeared to me to be an earthquake of epic proportions. Sadly their interpretation of my death stare as the usual tourist look of confusion and happily joked until someone with some authority came along.

Did the usual HDR conversion then heavy lifting in Photoshop. I had to bring the colors down a bit because they were a wee bit bright. Then ran it through Intensify Pro and masked in the bits I wanted. Had to had some gradients in Camera Raw to get the center to be the focus then a wee bit of dodging and burning par for the course.

Enjoy.

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4 Comments »

  1. I am always amassed at the detail these temples have. The designers and craftsmen that create the artwork for the temples are very talented people. I enjoyed the photo.