I’m not quite sure if this particular temple in Kathmandu is called the Monkey Temple because of some deep, spiritual reason, but my guess is that the reason for the name is the big monkey population that seems to hang around the temple. It’s a bit of a walk, climbing some steep steps, but once you get to the temple, the views of Nepal’s capital are amazing. I got a couple of nice panoramas of the city below, which I’ll be posting in the future.
The photograph below is of the main stupa, a structure that usually contains Buddhist relics,Â which towers above everything else around. I decided to have a bit of fun with the processing on this one and while this styleÂ might not be everyone’s cup of tea, I quite like how it turned out. For the technically inclined, it’s an HDR made out of 3 shots, with the original sky from the under-exposed shot blended back in. I’ve also added a blurred layer on top to give itÂ a soft focus feel.