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Neighborhood temple in Bangkok

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Most neighborhood temples (wat) do not have the grandeur or fame of temples such as Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha), Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) or Wat Arun (Temple of the Dawn).  I visit Wat Pasee off of Thonglor (Sukhumvit 55) Soi 20 about once every month or so and find myself photographing the smallest things.  And that’s the subject of this posting.  Some of the best subjects to photograph are the smallest more intimate objects.  I am drawn to light and shadow,  fine details and vivid colors.  And I like to fill the frame in the viewfinder with this intimacy.

So why didn’t I post a photo of the Wat Pasee in its entirety?  Two reasons.  I wanted to emphasize details.  And I accidently deleted photos showing the temple.  Well, maybe next time.

Photos were taken with a Leica M8 and a Summilux 75mm f/1.4 lens.

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Written by leolaksi

March 30, 2009 at 6:36 am

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