30 Days 30 Photos: #19: At the Elephant Temple – 2

elephant temple

Offerings for a Brave Steed

There are two of these, one to each side of the main elephant temple.

The scene was awash in bright sunlight and I took several shots, some overrexposed to bring out the dark interior and others underexposed to show the details of the pink face of the structure. I prefer the more dramatic feeling of the lower exposure, with just the face and trunk of the elephant emerging from the shadows. My family likes the brighter version.

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About Chris

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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2 Responses to 30 Days 30 Photos: #19: At the Elephant Temple – 2

  1. Evelyn says:

    Light is so tricky, isn’t it? I think I like it better with the screen tilted so it looks darker.

  2. chris says:

    Thanks for your comment, Evelyn. I agree and on looking again at this post today, I found the one I posted to be too pale, so I’ve updated the photo.

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