Time to look at the world from a different angle. Shoot a landscape from a low point of view
So Week 38 getting low, I tried many different “Low” angles to get this week’s image, trying to keep and be mindful of the word “Landscape” as well.
I am currently working on a small project on Sanjao’s around Korat. For those that don’t know they are Chinese Taoist Temples dotted around our town or any town in SEA for that matter.
We have quite a large historical Chinese community and there are a reasonable number of these for me to photograph. I kept in mind that some of the Temple shrines were on a 1st floor. Or that there would be ornate, dragon encrusted Votive poles to look “up” at thus getting a view from below.
Some I have already photographed have paintings done in almost a 3d relief in sections, which when looked at face on are near invisible. I tried getting low down to capture the effect that these skilled people had done and they are in the comments section below as usual with “others I considered”.
This particular buildings name is Siangsiangdtueng quite often a Sanjao will have Sanjao in front of its name, as in Sanjao Bpaepong, but not all as in this one.
I chose this one because it’s shrine is on the 1st floor and there is a grand entrance into the Temple itself where you are met by the grand staircase winding its way up both sides of the wall and the large gallery above. Using a wide angle lens this gave it more drama and exactly the effect I was looking for.