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Temple guards

By Aristeidis
I took this one during our visit to the Golden Palace, Bangkok. I tried to convey the large number of statues they had there with the shallow dof.
f/5.6, 1/60s, ISO400

Tags: Bangkok Statues Architecture Thailand Landscape and travel Golden palace

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dwarf 8 52 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 11:05PM

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Merlin_k 7 6 2 Netherlands
5 Feb 2009 11:05PM
An interesting shot. I like oblique angles and getting the depth. However I think I would ahve focused on the first guard as my key image rather than the second one. I also wonder if either a reflector at the time of the shot or a bit of tweaking in RAW could get the jewels in the aprons to "pop" more
shandoor 7 1 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 11:19PM
wonderful image love it
SteveCharles 13 2.3k 18 England
5 Feb 2009 11:47PM
I've taken the exact same shot from the other direction...

I think focusing on the 2nd or 3rd is the right thing to do here. Makes a good pattern, great colours (maybe need a little boost for a bit of 'pop').
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
6 Feb 2009 12:43AM
great dof and pov
6 Feb 2009 11:01AM
Thank you all for your constructive comments. It is nice to get useful advice now and then. I only avoided focusing on the nearest statue because I thought it might have blurred those further away too much.

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