Posts Tagged ‘temple’

Still Away

November 22, 2009

Another clue about where I am …


Where is this? Picture from 2007

Save the Planet

September 27, 2009

Save the Planet

Save the Planet

Save the Planet

These photos did not get many views on Flickr, but I think they are really cool.

They are outside Wat Thep Phila School. Many Buddhist Temples have a school nearby. Wat Thep Phila is a Royal Temple near Ramkhamhaeng University by the Khlong San Sabe canal.

They are newly painted and the colours were nice and saturated already so I did no processing in Lightroom.

Wat Thep Phila is also the place where students will go to pray for good luck before their exams. Exams start next week at Ramkhamhaeng so the temple will be crowded with students making merit.

Here is a photo of the temple:

Wat Thep Phila

Temple “HDR” Experiment

September 24, 2009

Temple "HDR" Experiment

I did an experiment merging two exposures of a temple called Wat Kunnatriruttharam in Din Daeng, Bangkok.

At top right is the result of a “Merge to HDR” in Photoshop. It looks unnatural.

At top left is a combined image where I overlaid the two exposures in Photoshop and then revealed the sky and other features from the darker image using a mask.

I think the manual method is more effective in this case.

What do you think?

It isn’t correct to call either approaches “HDR”: they are both 8-bit images. However I don’t have a better name.

Wat Pathum Wanaram, Bangkok

August 29, 2009

Wat Pathum Wanaram.

Google Maps.

Originally uploaded by Ian Fuller

Thousands of people pass this temple every day – on Rama IV Road or the Skytrain. It’s sandwiched in between Central World and Siam Paragon.

Few venture inside, but they are missing something special. I posted some pictures to my Flickr photostream here and more to PicasaWeb here (for a month or so).

There is a short article about the temple on Wikipedia at

Wat Bang Na Yai – Bangkok

August 17, 2009

Wat Bang Na Nai

I see this temple from the expressway, but this is the first time I have visited. It is beautiful and serene, even though it is close to the city.

I have more pictures of Wat Bang Na Yai at

The colour balance is a result of me trying the “Vivid” setting in the Picture Control menu of the Nikon Coolpix P6000. I think it looks over processed – the colours were pretty saturated anyway and the camera over-accentuated them. But maybe it is a popular “look”.

I should have shot in RAW and had more latitude to adjust in Lightroom and Photoshop.