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90 thousand images

90 thousand images
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Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9995 W: 144 N: 25041] (122307)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-01
Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Artwork, Ruins
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-22 2:10
Viewed: 3826
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
FFOL in Myanmar, cont.
We spent full three days in Mrauk U. One day we visited some temples in the center of the city, like the temple with 80 thousand images of Buddha and some other impressive stupas. They were in quite different style than than the temples in Bagan. The second day we went to the Chin villages. The last day my friends felt tired with a very hot weather so I went alone. Of course, I had Lonely Planet with me, but I was not quite sure what I would see. When I saw Koe Thaung Pagoda, what means 90 thousand Buddha images, my jaws dropped. It was amazing, something I didn't expect as I didn't remember any pictures from there. And the temple is very impressive. I will show some closer views later. It is about 2,5 kilometers away so only few turists go there. In fact, I was alone in the temple. Later when I came back to the hotel I showed the photos to my friends. They were disappointeed that they haven't seen maybe the most amazing thing in Mrauk U, or even in Myanmar. So what I had to do? I went once more, in the evening, when it looked marvelous in sunset light.

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Hi Malgorzata,
I tend to have an opinion that very often (of course if the place is not dangerous potentially) it's best to be there absolutely alone - at least for a while: thus you can fully feel the place and imagine what your intuition tells you.
Very interesting note and photo. I wish I would see it, too, some day! but who knows..
The inclusion of a walking person in front of the temple is an excellent idea to show the real scale and add more depth to the scene :)
looking forward to seeing more images from this place!
have a nice Sunday!
kind regards

Hello Malgorzata,
You never know what you might find when you go off the beaten track. You have certainly captured a gem here. The point of view gives us a flavour for the complex as a whole; can't wait to see more. I like the presence of the man on the road who helps create a sense of depth and gives the image a sense of scale.

Hello Malgorzata,
This looks like a fascinating place. I like your composition, which is very straightforward but gives a good idea of the area and includes some human presence. At first I only saw the man on the road but after a while I discovered the two persons on top of the hill - or maybe it's a wall. Even that tiny little red dot adds something to the picture.
Kind regards,

Bonjour Malgorzata,

J'aime beaucoup le personnage dans l'image. Il donne à celle-ci une très belle profondeur. Le temple est spectaculaire et jouit d'une très belle lumière.



Hello Malgorzata,
The enigmatic title suggests useful to read the note. The picture is quite spectacular, and gives an idea of ​​the importance of the religious architecture. I like the framing and human presence. Excellent quality. Bravo.
Have a nice sunday

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9448 W: 157 N: 15258] (122965)
  • [2012-01-22 13:00]

Witaj Malgosiu!
Bardzo ciekawa informacja.
Fantastyczne miejsce.
Kolorystyka kadru robi klimat, droga zas pieknie prowadzi do tego ciekawej swiatyni.

Hello Malgo,
A wonderful photo with interesting notes and strange title, excellent POV, the man in the FG makes a very nice depth to the view of the beautiful temple, natural colors under bright light, TfS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.

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  • tyro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 415 N: 6630] (26832)
  • [2012-01-22 14:52]
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Hi Malgo,

So you found a real treasure! Well done! What a find - it just shows that your perseverance has paid off. Did you photograph all 90,000 images of Buddha? :o)

This is an amazing structure and looks really huge. Lots of interesting detail here and lovely colours. The composition is excellent too with that lady walking ahead of you on the road towards the temple.

Let's see some more pictures of this amazing place!


Kind Regards,


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  • s_lush Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 47 N: 4467] (16602)
  • [2012-01-22 14:57]

Hello Malgorzata,
You are a tough hiker covering such a big distances to visit landmarks. It seems that this one is worth going 2.5 km on foot. The general view of the temple shows that its architectural forms are rather unusual and very interesting. Excellent composition with the perspective of the road and many other amazing details, nice colors and perfect quality of the photo!
Best regards,

Good Morning Malgo,

You must have been quite overwhelmed with this image! I can imagine you talking to yourself ... a great feeling when you are on your own!
With the road leading up to the temple, you are helping us to feel a little of your experience. Of course, we only have the visual impression, no heat, no sound, no worry ... but I think we can imagine! What an experience you have had!

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Ola Malgorzata ,
Bom plano de visão com este templo de fundo , gostei muito desta estrada a levar o nosso olhar para o horizonte , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo

Hi Malgo,
Very picturesque scene. I love the impressive structure and the road to it. Well taken scene, enjoy a fine evening.


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  • adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5877 W: 64 N: 11341] (46933)
  • [2012-01-23 16:54]

Hi Malgorzata!
Good to see another view of Mrauk U:)!I like this pov. It allows us to see the place very well and in a different way. You were lucky to have that local passing:)! - he really adds to the composition!

it is very interesting to visit places
all over the world,the experience is
great,nice shot with the amazing bue sky'
and the human figure walking to the temple
I like your shot which looks so
fascinating,your nores are top usufel

Ciao Malgorzata, great perspective on fantastic architecture, beautiful composition with walking person, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Angshu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7851 W: 324 N: 16060] (56760)
  • [2012-01-24 2:10]

Dear Malgo
As you rightly said, I have never seen a picture of this amazing temple before. At first glance this looks like a smalelr version of Borubudur. The road creates a good lead-in with the man the scale. I am really surprised as well as to why the Burmese monuments are not yet in UNESCO Heritage list. It has a lot to do with politics & lobbying rather than anything else...a pity!
Best Regards

Hi Malgo
out of the newest of your photos, its this one i enjoy the most.
we can get a true sense of scale, the grandness of the structure, and having the solitary person walking adds even more interest.
nice one.

This looks like a very peaceful quiet and unspoiled place Malgo,the lonely walker is a very good bonus to the photo,I think the culture of Burma must be very


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  • JFS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2771 W: 3 N: 671] (32459)
  • [2012-01-26 0:09]

One of the oddest monuments I've ever seen. good POV to understand it better, I like the human presence. amazing place. Thanks Malgorzata!


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