Photography by J.D. Magers

Pattaya, Thailand

Added on by J.D. Magers.

My first trip to Thailand in 2006 also included a stop at the Sanctuary of Truth temple in the beach side town of Pattaya.  I had been a camera owner for like three days then, and the photographs I made proved it.  So I was bound and determined this time to make a really cool photograph of this amazing temple, which is somehow still under construction (I'll post some detail shots at some point too).  

I did mess up one thing with this image though.  I had just come from inside, which is quite dark.  I had set a higher ISO to accommodate the inside, and forgot to set it back down to ISO 100 for this shot.  It's why there's so much noise.  That's okay though.  

Special thanks to Trey Ratcliff at for creating this preset, which was provided free when I bought Aurora HDR 2017.  I only made some minor tweaks from the preset settings.

Location and Date: Pattaya, Thailand; 28 Aug 2017

Tech Specs: 24 mm @ f/11.0.  ISO 1600.  3 Bracket HDR

Camera & Lens: Canon 5D Mark III; Canon EF 24-70 f/2.8L II USM