Thursday, 15 August 2013

Evening by the River, Amaryllis and Dark Steps

"Evening by the River" :- For a long time this was my home. I lived in a real, working Thai village high up in the mountains in a region known as Omkoi in the north of Thailand. The river "Tuen" flowed through and wound around the village creating somewhere for the Water Buffalo to roam and keep cool and an area where the children would play and splash around in the heat of the sun. I captured this shot just as the sun was dipping down in the early evening and the river was relatively still. In the field over the river you can just make out a rickety hut designed to provide shade during the day for the farmer.

"Amaryllis" :- This is a capture of a florists in the ancient village of Ditchling in Sussex, England. The history of Ditchling dates back to Saxon times and it's first recorded in 765 as Dicelinga in a grant by King Alduuf of land bordering that of Ditchling. After the Norman conquest, the land was held by William de Warenne (as was much of the south of England) and the village is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. The renowned and world famous bass player Herbie Flowers lives in the village.

"Dark Steps" :- This ornate and small little temple building is within the temple complex of Wat Phra Singh in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. The temple's construction started in began in 1345 and it earned the status of Royal temple of the first grade in 1935. It is one of the most important temples within the city of Chiang Mai. I decided to take a late night walk around the complex and was delighted to discover that many of the buildings were floodlit with the grounds. Huge shadows were being cast everywhere giving everything a surreal look.

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