Monday, 26 September 2011

Sam Mountain

One month ago today I stood in the late evening heat on Sam mountain as the sun set over the Mekong delta. 
Sam mountain is a holy mountain with many statues, shrines, pagodas and temples along with strangely the odd dinosaur. At the top the smell of incense hung in the air from the offerings left at the empty site of the Lady Xu statue.  The statue has according the legend been carried down the mountain in the 19th century by 40 virgins, in order to build a temple.  The temple site was chosen at the point where the statue became too heavy for the 40 virgins to carry it anymore. 
As the sun slide down the sky the details of the flooded rice in the bright green fields disappeared and miraculously the sun reflected in the water. The photographer took many shots but I just breathed in the atmosphere.
Faced with the assignment 2 challenge of making a sunset collage , I knew it had to be the view from the atmospheric Sam mountain. As I light some incense sticks, bought the next day from a lady hand making, in a treadle machine, them in front of her house and look at the small photo which captured such a vast and beautiful scene I wonder if it is possible. 

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