A pyramid of mini Buddhas topped by a white goddess, on the 3rd floor of an annex at the Tianning temple in Changzhou. Reflections were difficult to control here and light levels were low. It looks like I may have used some weak fill flash here, but according to the exif data, no. From Wikipedia: "The Tianning Temple (simplified Chinese: 天宁寺; traditional Chinese: 天寧寺; pinyin: Tiānníng Sì), located in Changzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China, is noted for its giant wooden pagoda, the Tianning Pagoda (天宁宝塔/天寧宝塔). Construction began in April 2002 with the opening ceremony for the completed structure held on April 30, 2007, where a crowd of hundreds of Buddhist monks gathered for the ceremony. With 13 stories and a height of 153.79 metres (505 ft), this wooden pagoda is now the tallest pagoda and after ATLAS-I second-tallest wooden structure in the world, taller than China's tallest existent pre-modern Buddhist pagoda, the Liaodi Pagoda built in 1055 at a height of 84 m (275 ft). Although the existing pagoda was built by April 2007, the temple grounds and the pagoda have a history of construction and destruction for the past 1,350 years, since the time of the Tang Dynasty (618–907). Building of the pagoda was proposed by the Buddhist Association of China in 2001, yet providing money donations for the temple was an international effort, as leaders of 108 Buddhist associations and temples worldwide attended the opening ceremony at the temple.
On 25 May 2006 the lower levels of the pagoda caught fire. However, no permanent damage was done."
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rychem (32245) 2013-05-01 10:25
Impressive photo, very nice symmetric composition, interesting pyramid of thousands Buddhas, perfect management of light
besnard (55836) 2013-05-01 11:00
Intéressante cette photo avec les multitudes de boudhas qui conduisent le regard vers la statue géante.
Merci pour le partage et bonne soirée.
pierrefonds (63330) 2013-05-01 16:47
The point of view is showing the details and colours of the mini Buddhas. It is well framed. The good luminosity is enhancing the colours. Have a nice day.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2013-05-01 18:24
Beautiful pyramid, a job done with great art and patience. I believe that the light was good, I doubt if the flash could help. The temples are usually somewhat dark. You captured this atmosphere. Good colors and sharpness.
jjcordier (79295) 2013-05-01 21:45
Cette pyramide de bouddhas est vraiment étonnante. Contrairement à ce que tu dis, je trouve que tu as très bien contrôlé l'exposition et réalisé une très bonne photo de cet intérieur de temple.
jhm (148742) 2013-05-01 23:57
This is the first one that I see this image, taken in very difficult conditions.
Very well taken with nice light and lovely composition,
Very well done, TFS.
fabbs99 (17129) 2013-05-02 3:18
Thats a lots of Buddhas.Creative and unique composition with some good sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors. Very well done.TFS.
snunney (94885) 2013-05-02 4:03
A most interesting structure. I like the symmetrical composition and the gradual fall-off of the lighting level from bottom to top. Good rendering of the detail.
Miguel82 (27277) 2013-05-02 4:51
Your photo note is very explicative Chris to help the users understand what is it
A picture very well framed, excellent colors and pov
Royaldevon (36129) 2013-05-02 5:17
Good Morning Chris,
A nicely symmetrical composition with fine colours and sharp details despite problems with the light. The Buddha is emphasised by the upward viewpoint, whilst the curved rafters appear to be adding more emphasis, as they resemble wings, moving outwards.
Have a great day,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-05-02 5:43
that is a lot of Buddhas! A fascinating sight and a highly original shot. I love it!
Regards - Brian.
Sergiom (73406) 2013-05-02 5:55
J'aime beaucoup l'impression de devoir grimper du regard pour atteindre la statue principale qui semble veiller sur toutes les petites autour d'elle.
Nicou (136148) 2013-05-02 8:33
que de petit bouda su quelle dorures et ce rouge et bleu avec un trônant au sommet, fantastique effets et image et ce toit ce plafond graphique.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37792) 2013-05-02 11:11
A very beautiful and interesting work of art! You have chosen a good POV and the colours are very good. A very interesting picture and note!
Sonata11 (33737) 2013-05-03 0:30
very beautiful composition and framing with fantastic execution. Colors, sharpness, clarity, POV are fabulous. Like it. TFS
danos (94242) 2013-05-04 1:39
nice th e close up view of the inrterior of the temple,with the pyramid of mini Buddhas to created a very beautiful optical effect.I like the light and the colour management of the scene.
siudzi (34141) 2013-05-04 13:46
Really interesting view of these small Buddhas created a very unique construction. Very well seen and captured image with superb light and color management. Excellent work! TFS.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-05 12:06
Splendid composition with clever look.Awesome colors and contrasts.Nice amount of saturation.Well done!
Have a nice week
Didi (60358) 2013-05-06 17:44
A very good framed composition with nice colours
delpeoples (56726) 2013-05-07 1:38
HI dear Chris
Wow this is making me go cross-eyed with all those little Buddhas. What an amazing graphism they make. The colours are delightful and of course the shapes and how they interract with the graphism of the ceiling. Difficult light conditions, which you have overcome easily.
Cheers, have a happy day
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (109532)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-31
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-01 10:17