Today's photograph of the day is from my second visit to Beomeosa Temple in Busan, South Korea. One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Korea, and one of four major temples in the country, this photograph is of the Sword Guardian or Heavenly King found in the second gate leading to the main temple area. This is one of four Guardians in the second gate, the other three being the Lute Guardian, the Dragon Guardian, the Stupa Guardian. Each Guardian represents one of the cardinal directions on the compass.
We had spent the morning visiting Angkor Wat proper and Angkor Thom. And on our way to eat lunch, we stopped off at the Thommanon. For those who may not know, Angkor Wat is really a region just outside of Siem Reap which is comprised of ancient cities built by the various Khmer kings back in the 11th through the 13th centuries.
Sedona is an interesting place. If you have never been, it is well worth the visit. It is at once old and modern, traditional and new age. It is a paradox. So on a lark, we stopped by Tlapaqueque Arts and Crafts Village just down the hill from the center of town, down at Oak Creek. It is a shopping mecca in Sedona. What I loved about the place is the architecture and the small village look and feel. It is designed to mimic colonial Spanish architecture, and it does a wonderful job.
[vc_row ct_row_stretch=""][vc_column][vc_column_text]It was my second day at Valley of fire State Park just north of Las Vegas. If you have never been to Valley of Fire State Park, you really need to check this place out. It is hidden, and you are driving through this desert and you are wondering just where this place is. Suddenly you come to a…
Every once in a while you have to do a "fun" photograph. For me, this is a "fun" photograph. It is an high dynamic range photograph where in post processing I used some fun filters to get this effect. And the subject material doesn't hurt!
Walking around Siem Reap, the major city just outside of Angkor Wat Archaeological Park, one can find a number of small neighborhood stores selling pretty much anything you would need. And they are really colorful places to visit and rummage around in.
A new feature for 2018, I am posting a photograph of the day and sharing my work with you.
On one of my several trips to Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona, I took this shot at lower Antelope Canyon. Of the two, I really like lower Antelope as you can stay for up to three hours and there are not huge crowds, so you can usually take your time and get the shots you want. I took this shot,…