Jack Florence Jr  

Bangkok Skyline by Jack Florence Jr

May 2023 - Bangkok Skyline

About the Image(s)

Taken from the top of the Golden Mount temple in Bangkok, this image shows a group of temples in the foreground, blending into the city in the background. With a piece of the Thailand flag included at right, I thought it made a good travel image. Do you agree?

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6 comments posted

Steven Jungerwirth   Steven Jungerwirth
Very interesting image - I like how the foreground structures (temples) contrast in style/color with the city in the background. I'm not sure I would have thought they were temples if you hadn't explained - but they are definitely different. Good exposure/sharpness throughout. Regarding the flag - in my opinion it doesn't add much and distracts from the main subject. It's the brightest/most colorful part of the photo, at the edge, and cut off. Including the full flag closer to the center would have added and given a sense of place. I appreciate that you had no opportunity for such a vantage point.   Posted: 05/06/2023 04:20:57

Jack Florence Jr   Jack Florence Jr
Thanks Steven, good points about the flag. I think there was a lot of distracting elements if I had included it all, but I appreciate your honest assessment. Maybe just cropping the flag out would be best.   Posted: 05/09/2023 07:14:18

Quang Phan   Quang Phan
(Group 88)
Hi Jack, thank you for sharing this image. I read Steven's comments, and I agree with him. I think your image is perfect without the added flag. I really appreciate the way you designed this picture with the use of juxtaposition photography. It creates a contrast between the row of old architecture and the new architecture in the foreground and background. The separation of colors between the two rows of buildings is also well done. Overall, great job and thank you for sharing this very nice image.   Posted: 05/10/2023 14:59:17

Kieu-Hanh Vu   Kieu-Hanh Vu
Hi Jack,
Your image is very interesting! The temples with red roofs are grouped into one area in the foreground and contrast to the modern skyscrapers in the distance. I think that it's a nice effort of Thailand towards its planned urban development which in one part preserves its historic and cultural divisions and in another part embraces modern and functional building measures. I also found that the temple roofs are quite of a modern style because the old Thai temple roofs are usually built in multiple layered instead.
It's a nice shot! My only comment is: I'd prefer to see the whole Thai flag that would tell more about the place of the image. The whole flag of Thailand should have five horizontal stripes in red, white, blue, white and red with the central blue stripe being twice as wide as each of the other four. The crop or the partial of the flag could make the viewers mistaken for other country that also has a combination of blue, white, red colored flag, such as Yugoslavia, or Russia.
  Posted: 05/20/2023 18:55:33

Pat Centeno   Pat Centeno
From the partial flag, my first impression was a French flag, but those stripes would have been vertical. This horizontal one echoes the horizontally divided look of the city, with its red roofs grouped at the bottom and greyish skyscrapers at the top portion. I think, though, that it would be best to crop out the partial flag because it makes my eye go out of the frame.   Posted: 05/23/2023 11:59:06

Ruth Holt   Ruth Holt
Jack, An interesting image. Sharp with good colors. Maybe you could have the whole flag in the image as it is a distraction or delete it. DOF is very good and the image is sharp.   Posted: 05/26/2023 11:41:00