Taken at Wat Rakhang in Bangkok, Thailand. This temple is a little more obscure in terms of tourist attractions but what attracted me to it was the fact that it apparently had a nice collection of bells. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the temple itself was surrounded by these small chimes that rang with the waving of the wind. Even more pleasantly surprised was I when I realized that there was a class being held in the temple. What caught my eye was the traditional tattoo on the younger monks shoulder.

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  • scottimages
    scottimagesalmost 6 years ago

    There’s alot to see & think about in this shot Caroline.
    I love your use of selective colour on those sepia tones rather that B&W…. nice move!!
    When you say it’s a traditional tattoo, do you mean a traditional motif, or that it was applied traditionally? Because if it was applied traditionally….. YEEOWCH!!!

  • Thank you Rosemary … I’ll add the long shot that goes along with this. I love this photo and I’ve had it set aside for a while now wondering how I was going to present it and I’m glad I tried the sepia tones instead. As for the tattoo, I was just surprised to see how some monks were actually quite covered in them (actually quite common among the thais in general … I definitely got a couple of looks for my two!) so I can only assume that this was applied in the traditional way.

    – Caroline Fournier

  • invisible
    invisiblealmost 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much Andre

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Christopher Barker
    Christopher Ba...almost 6 years ago

    You and your selective color. Another great use of it! Beautiful shot Caroline. Nice treatment.

  • I know … I’m addicted!!! Thanks Christopher!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinalmost 6 years ago

    Fantastic example of SC!

  • Thanks again Vikram!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • rosedew
    rosedewalmost 6 years ago

    Great capture,,,great treatment!

  • Thank you rosedew

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Christopher Birtwistle-Smith
    Christopher Bi...almost 6 years ago

    what a fantastic moment and capture.

  • Felt very privileged to be there at that specific moment … definitely took the time to soak it in.

    – Caroline Fournier

  • lucin
    lucinalmost 6 years ago

    The tatoo seems to mimic the window pattern. Wonderful capture.

  • I had not noticed that … very true. Thanks Lucin

    – Caroline Fournier

  • amarica
    amaricaalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations Caroline on being featured in the PEACE, LOVE & TRANQUILITY group!!!

  • Thank you amarica

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Stuart Thorpe
    Stuart Thorpealmost 6 years ago

    What an exquisitely beautiful photograph! You have captured the moment and the body language perfectly. Technically it shows what can be done with sensitivity and a real feeling for the subject. This is one of the very few ‘manipulated’ images I know of that really enhance the picture. Thank you
    for this work of art.

  • Thank you so very much Stuart for that incredibly kind comment. This was such a special trip for me (my first solo trip and halfway across the world at that) and this particular moment in this temple was definitely a highlight. I am so touched to read your comment and very happy that the photo touched a chord with you.

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Stuart Thorpe
    Stuart Thorpealmost 6 years ago

    You are so very welcome Caroline. I don’t know if you had a glance at my work, but in my profile text I say that ultimately, the only thing that matters to me about art is: does it move me? This image does. Touches a major chord. Go well and give us all more like this.

  • Well thank you again and you definitely have given me a little motivational boost!!! Enjoy the holidays!

    – Caroline Fournier

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