Sunday, 26 August 2012

Tranquility, Sunlight and Horizons

My photographic posts for today start of with this scene of tranquility which i've titled "Four White Buddhas". These magnificent white Buddhas sit in a small room in a temple complex called Wat Palad in Chiang Mai , Thailand. The temple sits halfway up Doi Suthep Mountain and is one that is predominantly overlooked by tourists and the guidebooks because a few kilometers further up there's Wat Phrathat Temple which is one of the most revered temples in the Kingdom. The Thai Government didn't register this hidden beauty until 1991 even though the temple grounds are way over 650 years old!

"Sunlit Lanes" is image #2 for today. These are the famous Brighton Lanes (well...part of them anyway). This is where the city of Brighton on the south coast of England started as a humble fishing village. The original settlement was known as "Brighthelmstone"  and it was built up during the late 18th century, by 1792 it was fully laid out. The ancient settlement of Brighthelmstone does date far further back however as it has an entry in the Domesday book which was written and compiled in 1086.

Here's "Dark Horizon", my last photograph for today. This image was captured at Ovingdean Gap near the city of Brighton on the south coast of England. The sunlight was still managing to thrown beams of light down to the sea but the clouds were trying their best to stifle it all and remove the color from the salt water. The temperature had dropped, a slight breeze was turning into a strong wind and I decided it was time to turn tail and get out of there before the skies opened up.

All Photography © Justin Hill