All giant Buddha statues look stupendous when you're down at their feet and looking up but here's a view from behind Buddha's shoulder. Sort of trying to see the world from his perspective. The world wasn't that bright and happy that day I must say.
This giant golden Buddha is sitting outside the entrance to a 340m-high rock temple known as the Cave Temple. The caves’ history dates back to the 1st century BC, when King Walagamba, defeated at Anuradhapura, took refuge in one for 14 years. When he regained the throne, he turned five of the caves into shrines.
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Romano46 (18472) 2013-04-26 11:04
ottime le tue foto dello Sri Lanka. Anche questa non fa eccezione e sfrutta a meraviglia una bella vista per trarne una composizione di grande effetto. Piacevole anche il contrasto dei colori tra quelli della vegetazione ei colori brillanti della statua della divinità.
Ciao e buona serata
Didi (58088) 2013-04-26 11:39
Very good perspective from a dominant point of view.
Very great landcape
But I have done a WS
Miguel82 (25513) 2013-04-26 14:30
Wonderful giant buddha statue over the rain forest Marina
I can feel that you appreciate so much your stay in Ceylan
Superb colors, good depth, clear shot
Have a good evening
dkmurphys (50748) 2013-04-27 7:54
Impressive panorama, the huge statue guards the whole landscape.
Have a fine weekend.
adramad (39488) 2013-04-27 11:25
Sensational POV, from a high point behind the statue, which gives great perspective wooded broad plain, which seems to be contemplating the Buddha.
Very pretty color on a beautiful day.
A perfect brightness and optimum sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy the weekend.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-04-27 14:05
I like your captures. Wonderful monument. The soft clouds in background superbly framed here. The tree in lef side added more attraction to your great shot. Very well done.
abmdsudi (44966) 2013-04-28 9:02
This works well with the majestic and stunning religious figure sitting up there in stark contrast in the setting. It's simply wonderful and something special from Sri Lanka, everything is so ornate and I really like the angle you took it from too, and with good processing produced a pleasing record. Above all I love the radiating golden colours adding so much life to this shot. It's beautifully taken shot, Congrats.
Oceania (5174) 2013-04-29 6:13
Uniquely, you took the picture of the back of the giant golden Buddha facing the vast lush forest.
It's great! I like this view.
Sonata11 (33426) 2013-04-29 6:59
Hello dear Marina,
indeed is above the world. This statue of this giant golden Buddha is an amazing how huge it is in your picture Marina. For me is very impressive. I really like it. You done wonderfully and presented to us, as well to comparison to the vegetation. TFS
ikeharel (60431) 2013-05-01 9:08
Good evening Marina,
This is an impressive shot!
You had chosen well the POV, almost having the scenery exactly as BVudha see it...
Great contrast of the golden mighty statue on the green rain-forest extends till far horison.
One suggestion though: I'd crop out the antenain close here.
Fine and stunning scene.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-05-02 0:59
magnificent photo!I really like your kind of "hidden"POV from behind this Buddha statue.The title captures also well the feeling we have looking at the world from this perspective.I appreciate also superb,well-saturated colors and contrast you were able to capture despite quite dificult and poor lighting conditions.
Have a good day