Buddha’s Feet — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shoes or Feet

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Shoes or Feet (human or animal).

We did a temple tour during a 2017 visit to Chiang Mai, Thailand. We took literally hundreds of pictures of Buddhas housed in the temples, including this picture of the feet of a reclining Buddha in Wat Chedi Luang.

This photo was taken on January 31, 2017, and was converted from color to black and white with selective color using Silver Efx Pro.

Shiny is my click bait

This is our entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Ooh, Shiny!.

These shiny lights were strung above the entrance steps to a shopping center (part of the Night Bazaar)  in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Bright lights, especially shiny colored ones, are guaranteed to distract us and bring out a camera.  Click bait!

 

This photo was taken on February 1, 2016. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 200, f/2.9, 1/50 sec, 7.9 mm

A Fragrant Offering at Pung Tao Gong Ancestral Temple

This is our entry for The Daily Post Daily Word: Fragrance.

The Pung Tao Gong Ancestral Temple is a Confucian temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. At this shrine, incense is burned as a fragrant offering to ancestors.

This photo was taken on January 31, 2017.  Specs are: Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, 55 mm

A shadow, an illusion

This photo is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Illusion.

Wat Sum Pow is a small Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The stairway leading to the entrance of the temple is adorned on each side by a Naga (great snake) being eaten by a Makara (sea monster that is half-fish, half-animal).  According to  The Window to Chiang Mai,

the Naga and Makara symbolize the ties that bind man to the world of illusion, and the path that frees man from that illusion.

The photo below shows the shadow of one of the balustrades.

Here is a photo of the Naga and Makara on the balustrade that cast that shadow.

These photos were taken on February 3, 2017. Specs are:

Shadow: Canon 100D, ISO 400, f/3.5, 1/1250 sec, 20 mm

Balustrade: Canon 100D, ISO 400, f/4, 1/640 sec, 18 mm

 

Mission Accomplished – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 30, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 30, 2017.

This sign was spotted in the men’s room in the Art in Paradise Museum, a fantastic 3-D art museum in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (There was no one else in the room at the time.) Was it art, or just lost in translation?

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Mission Accomplished

This photo was taken on February 4, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 200, f/2.0, 1/40 sec, 4.5 mm

Chinese New Year in Chiang Mai

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s Thursday’s Special: Section.

Walking down a popular tourist street in Chiang Mai, Thailand, this February, we found ourselves underneath beautiful red fans and lanterns. We had walked this street before in a previous year, but this display was especially beautiful. It was most likely refreshed for the three-day Chinese New Year celebration, which had ended just three days earlier.  The image was cropped in camera.

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Chinese New Year

This photo was taken on February 3, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 400, f/6.3, 1/160 sec 27 mm

Sorry! We’re Open – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 16, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: April 16, 2017.

This photo was taken in front of a closed establishment in the tourist area of Chiang Mai, Thailand. The closed door, of the corrugated steel garage door variety, appeared to hide a restaurant, since a sticker on the wall said “Preferred Restaurant.” The sign was held by a wooden statue of a Native American; this statue was paired with a wooden statue of an American Wild West cowboy on the other side of the door.

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Sorry! We’re Open

We did not see this sign again after dark, but we assume that the appropriate words on the sign (“We’re Open” when they were open or “Sorry!” when they were closed) would be lit up then. The other side of the narrow street is mirrored in the sign.

This photo was taken just before noon on February 14, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus Tough TG-4, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/80 sec, 4.5 mm