I honestly have no idea what the name of this temple is in Bangkok. All I know is that it was off Khao San Road. In Thailand, a temple or a wat in Thai are a Baht a dozen.
To be fair, once you seen one wat you kinda of seen them all. There are only a few that stand out. The trick is to wander around the grounds until you find something different. Granted, I didn’t do that with this set but there was a Chinese Temple next to this one and I got a few shots.
Shot on a Nikon D5500 and a Sigma 17-50mm 2.0 – 4.0.
I haven’t done a monochrome image in a while and when I took this one I knew it was going to be monochrome. It just felt right.
I was shooting some place else when I saw this Buddha. Not really knowing where it was led to an adventure of getting attacked by dogs and crashing a motorbike but happy to report other than some scrapes on the bike and me it ended happily as I found the temple complex.
I like wandering the local temples more so than the tourist ones. You have the place to yourself. You see the occasional monk, or other people doing stuff about the complex and there is always the endless supply of cats, dogs, chickens, and roosters roaming around. Well the chickens and roosters roam, the cats and dogs are usually asleep.
I miss Thailand a lot. It’s not a secret and with the weather being horrific around here I miss it even more. There is a wat (temple) near me that serves the local Thai community so after a camera show where I picked up a 55mm 1.2 lens I headed out to Wat Yarnna Rangsee and shot these. It was Noon so the light was horrible and the camera was still in jpeg mode which I realized AFTER this shoot but I liked the images.