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Six-Level Altar
08-MAR-2009

Six-Level Altar

King Law Ka Shuk, Hong Kong view map

Inside the four-hundred-year-old ancestral hall "King Law Ka Shuk",
there is a beautifully craved six-level wooden altar.
It was specially ordered from Guangzhou by the Tang clan in 1932
to place the soul tablets of the ancestors.
It was constructed with superb craftsmanship and is well maintained.

During the restoration of the whole ancestral hall from 1998 to 2001,
this alter was restored by Mr. John Hurd, an experienced conservator from the UK.

Posted on 9 March 2009
Best viewed at "original" size

Nikon D3 ,Nikkor PC-E 24mm f/3.5D ED
8s f/11.0 at 24.0mm iso200 full exif

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Kim08-Apr-2009 17:44
Interesting!! Great image!! V
2004 17-Mar-2009 13:14
Thank you for your information
Nikon Mama - Birgitte Ott16-Mar-2009 22:05
Beautiful symetric composition and strong colors! Well done :o) ~v~
Char14-Mar-2009 12:49
Hi CM,
Beautiful detailed shot with wonderful colours. A wonderful shot. \/
Steve Morris13-Mar-2009 19:06
Very colourful and detailed shot of this amazing shrine!BV
thomas12-Mar-2009 20:04
The colorful details make the image!
meekam tam11-Mar-2009 23:30
Hi CM, A very exclusive picture of an ancestral hall! The colours of the shrine were beautifully captured. The description of this picture is also very vivid and informative. V
Chad Ramsey11-Mar-2009 18:47
Beautiful lighting and composition! Well captured~V
Jeff Waldorff10-Mar-2009 10:38
Beautiful and intricate details, CM... Excellent!
Debbie Blackburn Beierle10-Mar-2009 05:56
Fantastic detail/lighting and colors! Just beautiful!! Thank you for the information!
shatterbug10-Mar-2009 05:36
Great lighting, colors, and details...beautiful!
Peter Stahl10-Mar-2009 02:39
Stunning craftsmanship!! :-)
Marcia Colelli10-Mar-2009 01:19
very lovely colors and detail, nicely presented V
an nguyen10-Mar-2009 00:40
Very classic and traditional photo work.. Chapeau to your talent...
TuTmin09-Mar-2009 19:42
precisely taken and done.voted
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography09-Mar-2009 19:41
Superb, very well seen, V.
Marco Valk09-Mar-2009 18:03
beautiful sharp image; well presented. v
ac09-Mar-2009 16:00
Sharp, bright and contrasty.
Walter O. Koenig09-Mar-2009 13:45
Very sharp and clear image of this beautiful and colorful altar. I am very impressed by the results that you are getting with this 24mm manual focus lens. "V"
DL 09-Mar-2009 12:58
Brilliant colours and extraordinary beautiful! vVv
Christian Frisquet09-Mar-2009 12:40
Amazing colorful picture !!!! Well done ...again!