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15 Jul Inside Wat Arun, Bangkok

Source: Little Big Travelling Camera

FUJIFILM X-T1 (23mm, f/2.5, 1/60 sec, ISO800)

Wat Arun is one of the most famous temples in Bangkok. Google finds you hundreds of images from its outside in beautiful evening light but what to do if the light is just horrible? Simply step inside.

The light in Asia can be magical. Especially before sunset. I blame it to the pollution and the high amount of dust in the air. But the light in Asia also can be merciless – especially during the day. The smog plus the strong sun light at the equator results in plain white skies. Just unbelievable ugly and there is only one way to deal with it. You have to make sure that your pictures show no sky. And the easiest way to do so is to shoot inside of buildings or in small dark alleys.

FUJIFILM X-T1 (14mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO640)
FUJIFILM X-T1 (14mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO2000)
FUJIFILM X-T1 (23mm, f/2.8, 1/60 sec, ISO250)

Of course I took some pictures when I approached the temple by boat. I also took some from outside of the temple but they were all crap. I knew it when I pushed the button. There is only one good way to photograph this temple. Be at the opposite side of the river bank at the blue hour and shoot with a short tele lens to include the river and some sky. Everything else is just a waste of time.

Except to step inside and take some images of the paintings

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