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

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

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

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

  • Love the statue in the shadows!

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

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