Buddha and the Monk ~ Thailand

A monk standing at the entrance of a temple with the Buddha statue inside in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

This shot was taken at Wat Pan Tao inside the old city in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The monk was waiting at the door observing a couple of tourists arguing with a tuk tuk driver. I noticed the Buddha statue in the background, shining in the dark so I had to take the photo.


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Use doors, windows or other elements to frame your shots. It helps the viewer focus on the elements you want him to notice.


  • http://www.brianfurbush.com/blog Brian Furbush

    Beautiful shot Dan…the colors in the foreground of the monk’s clothes really pop off the dark background.

  • http://www.picsof.asia Lemerou

    Stunning picture !
    The compo is great and you managed well the lighning of the Buddha inside…
    Very well done !

    • http://www.canvas-of-light.com Daniel Nahabedian

      Thank you very much :)

  • http://blogs.sweden.se/photo Lola

    Gorgeous composition! This totally needs to be a magazine cover shot.

    • http://www.canvas-of-light.com Daniel Nahabedian

      Woot! Thanks Lola :)

  • http://www.colorfulplaces.com Bluegreen Kirk

    Love the way you captured the buddha in the background with the monk in the front. Very nice shot!

  • http://yeararoundtheworld.com Matt | ExpertVagabond

    Love the statue in the shadows!

    • http://www.canvas-of-light.com Daniel Nahabedian

      Thank you Matt!

  • http://www.aswetravel.com sofia – as we travel

    Incredible photo, how did you get the buddha statue to come out so well in such a dark room?

    • http://www.canvas-of-light.com Daniel Nahabedian

      Thanks Sofia!
      The Buddha had spotlights all around and some post-processing magic helped a lot :)