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. 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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bachapi (369) 2010-09-12 10:35
La bonne photo au bon moment. Lumičre divine?
kiasari (62) 2011-01-08 13:06
A nice photo with a well managed framing and fantastic light management. You chose a good POV to take this shot. Well done!
Have a nice weekend,
photoray (12493) 2011-01-09 11:16
Excellent "enlightment" composition with the Buddha statue's hand radiating the sun and creating personal reflection.
Good job, cheers,
quillo (11850) 2011-02-06 13:06
Hola Craig ...
Muy interesante contraluz,
en una imagen imaginativa y efectiva,
me gusta como ocultas el sol detrás de la mano
de la estatua, buen trabajo ...
Waylim (25360) 2011-02-24 23:42
I have seen a few shots of this infamous Buddha statues, from friends and various photographic site, this one is really one of the most interesting yet, it seem so simple, but the impression is really strong, the graphical shape of the negative space of the sky balancing perfectly with the almost silhouette of the statue yet there is faint outline suggesting the depth and detail fo the face. and off course the radiating light from the palm of make it magical and nearly enlightened. I love it and it definately worth much more praid and attention. Keep up the good work and keep posting. Inspire and be inspired.
elitsa (509) 2011-03-05 11:52
I love this photo very much! You have good eye! Excellent light management and the effect is a mystic scene... Well done!
- Copyright: Craig Seymour (triptych2003) (1534)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-08
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40, Nikon DX AF - S 18-200 f4-5.6
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/4000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-12 1:38