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having not been on te for a little while, i decided to go back through my portfolio. i noticed that the last few shots i had submitted were silhouettes. so, i have decided to continue this theme with a couple of shots from from a trip to hong kong a few years ago.

as ever, wikipedia provides useful information on the Tian Tan Buddha:

The Buddha is 34 metres (112 ft) tall, weighs 250 metric tons (280 short tons), and was the world's tallest outdoor bronze seated Buddha prior to 2007.[2] It reputedly can even be seen from as far away as Macau on a clear day. Visitors have to climb 268 steps in order to reach the Buddha, though the site also features a small winding road to the Buddha for vehicles to accommodate the handicapped.

The Tian Tan Buddha appears serene and dignified. His right hand is raised, representing the removal of affliction.The Buddha's left hand rests on his lap in a gesture of giving dhana. The Buddha faces north, which is unique among the great Buddha statues, as all others face south.

with not much time for our trip, the wife and i arrived at about 11am, so conditions were not perfect. i decided to play with the conditions and this was one of the better ones to come out.

tl;dr hk buddha statue near noon, played with conditions for silhouette shot.

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