The Treasured Shrine

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    Angkor Wat was built to honor the god Vishnu and his shrines fill many of the hallways and crossroads within the temple complex. This was shot in the inner part of the temple, where the walls came together to form a quincunx. The symmetry of this place was wonderful, as you can tell, so it was a real joy to move around and get a bunch of compositions that made good mathematical sense. This is something I think about a lot when I shoot... taking the entropy of the world and reducing it something that is mathematically idealized inside of the frame dimensions.

    In other news, we have two Stuck in Customs Newsletter (sign up here - it's free) styles for you to choose from! We have Choice 1 and Choice 2. Which do you like better? I'm curious to know your thoughts...

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    1. purolipan 70 months ago | reply

      Extraordinary picture from a fabled place!
      I'll say number 1, the Earth tones are all over, and it has the charm of a Victorian page....

    2. Boris Mitendorfer Photography 70 months ago | reply

      Nice balanced shot, Trey. I like Choice 2 better!

    3. 70 months ago | reply

      Great shot Trey.
      My vote for #2

    4. marcp_dmoz 70 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot! Great tones and texture!
      Choice 2 is very nice!
      Seen on my Flickr home page. ( ?² )

    5. The Art of capturing... in and out.... 70 months ago | reply

      Very well done. Are there any grafities on the columns? If so, what a shame...

    6. claustral 70 months ago | reply

      Reminder to self, "Must use word quincunx more often in conversation".

    7. YYZDez 70 months ago | reply

      Great work. Amazing shot.

    8. susan_r4 70 months ago | reply

      Super fantastic shot Trey!

    9. HFWH 70 months ago | reply

      jesus, every time I hit your stream your at another place I want to go, and have the best shots of it. awesome!

    10. Chee Seong 70 months ago | reply

      Great details.

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    11. jdanvers [deleted] 70 months ago | reply

      ... wasn't there a Vishnu on Stargate SG-1? lol!

      Cool stuff... :)

    12. hari_kr 70 months ago | reply

      beautiful shot ......... well done

    13. adric1010 70 months ago | reply

      Creo que esta foto es un
      tiro estupendo
      Por favor, publique su foto en
      Después de publicar la foto en la galería del grupo, por favor, etiquétala como SuperShot
      well donme my friend

    14. Stuck in Customs 70 months ago | reply

      THanks you all :)

      It looks like choice B is winning!

    15. Esther Seijmonsbergen 70 months ago | reply

      Ah, I was just going to post this comment saying I prefer choice B ;-) Nice initiative Trey!

    16. atranswe 70 months ago | reply

      Excellent photo - Congratulations on Explore

    17. Absolute Solace 70 months ago | reply

      That is really really cool!

    18. juntos ( MOSTLY OFF) 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Splendid Pictures/Admin Invite Only, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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