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an interesting gallery, showing the every-day-ness of buddhism -- I like the contrast of the praying person and the postcard-buying monk, and the images showing people and monks in the same scene -- well done
Great shots Miss Emily, particualrly love the insence and the Camera.
The monks in orange robes are often recognized as a symbol of buddhism, and are seen as a novel attraction by tourists. But you show us that beneath those striking robes are indeed real people who have all the desires and needs of normal humans, struggling to find balance and their place in this materialistic world. This gallery is rich in emotions, incongruities and human values that are expressed sensitively with beautiful compositions & colour. It's been a pleasure getting to know your work and to see the world through your eyes Ruth. A brilliant gallery!
Great outlay of your Gallery,and very interesting shots!
wow, another awesome gallery. great eye and interpretation of a wonderful religion and culture.
I have been looking forward to your return and your interpretations of Southeast Asia. In this, your initial gallery, you take on the theme of Buddhism in Bangkok, as symbolized by the often seemingly incongruous relationship between Buddhist monks and the temporal world. You use an often abstract approach, along with your options in light, time, and space, to brilliantly weave these incongruities into images that consistently express the human values that tell your story. In the end, you simultaneously tell us two stories in this gallery: you show us how Buddhism is overtly displayed in Bangkok, and you give us Ruthie's own view of it, as well.
ruthie, never seen the monks photograhed and presented this way, and for that, kudo's to you. your eye for composition and your instincts are excellent. your rock more! ;)
Excellent shots here, your "photographic eyes" just grow better and better !
Excellent shots, Ruth !
Ruth, thank you for these. Your first gallery from your trip touch on so many of my favorite subjects. Daily life in Bangkok, the monks, colors, feelings, smells, sights, flavors, all tied together nicely with the colors and Buddhism of the Big City in Thailand. I feel like I'm standing on the street there with you. Nothing incongruent about this at all. It's life on the streets of Bangkok next to the Grand Palace and National Museum. It's the same yesterday as it was on the same day 25 years ago.
I'm curious to know if your next gallery will take us to another famous face of Thailand ... the free spirited, seedy, wild, overheated nightlife with all it's concomitant pain and pleasure. The suspense is killing me.
You have a rich and colorful life, Ruth. Bravo!
Ana Carloto O'Shea
At last, we have you back again :-)
I just have time for a quick glance now, but from what I saw so far I will have a lot to comment.
I'll be back...
You are back!....I'm off to comment. By the way you will find my pictures from my train trip in southern China here
Good to have you back Ruth!
You're back, Ruthie!! And always, with amazing visions... I'll go now to take a good look to each photograph ;-)
Another magnificant gallery Ruth. It is a pleasure to see how you take all that you have learned from Phil and put it in to practice.
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