The Big Buddha at Ngong Ping on Lantau Island is a major landmark in Hong Kong. According to Po Lin Monastery's webpages, this bronze statue is the biggest sitting Buddha statue built outdoor and has taken 12 years to plan and construct. It is a remarkable work project and an outstanding piece in Buddhist sculptural art in recent history. The webpage at http://www.plm.org.hk/eng/buddha.php#p2 provides the details on its location, design and construction.
I was leaving Ngong Ping one evening. It was very quiet then as almost all visitors had left. Turning to the main road and looking in the direction of the statue, I had a nice surprise to find it lit with golden lights. It stood out so beautifully, and in tranquility. This picture was taken hand held.
I was informed later of this: The lighting is turned on for half an hour from 7 to 7:30 in the evenings of the first and fifteenth days of the lunar months, and some festival days, including the Buddha's Birthday, and Chinese New Year.
Ngong Ping is accessible by cable car, a visually spectacular 25-minute ride. The about 40-minutes bus ride from Tong Chung is quite frequent during day time and also gives a very nice view of Lantau Island.
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CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-05-05 6:23
Hong Sau Wong,
Nice clear, sharp capture. I like the contrast between the dark blue sky and the golden statue.
Ricx (13435) 2012-05-05 11:04
Dear Hong Sau Wong, welcome to TE.. may it be an exciting adventure.. full of fun and learning and meeting new friends from around the world.. I am most impressed with your first postings.. If this is the start I look forward to following your gallery- HK and China fascinate me- from a cultural and historical point of view- I hope to visit in the not too distant future.. especially as I have a very close friend who lives in HK.. keep posting and I look forward to your next image.. Rich
pajaran (36179) 2012-05-05 11:05
Dobro dosli na TE.
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Welcome to the TE.
Good article about the place and time ...
Good night shot of a large Buddha, and the display of beautiful colors.
Good image sharpness, contrast and composition, my congratulations.
All the best in his future work.
emka (58078) 2012-05-05 15:20
Wrelcome on TE! I am so glad that you joined this great site. I hope you will find many friends here, and a few you have already. Fantastic start. I like the photo very much, the contrast of the golden Buddha with the deep blue sky is beautiful and impressive. Composition, colours and sharpness are excellent too.
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