Dambulla cave temple in Sri Lanka, situated in the central part of the country. This site is situated 148 km east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy. It is the largest and best-preserved cave temple complex in Sri Lanka. The rock towers 160 m over the surrounding plains.There are more than 80 documented caves in the surrounding area. Major attractions are spread over 5 caves, which contain statues and paintings. These paintings and statues are related to Lord Buddha and his life. There total of 153 Buddha statues, 3 statues of Sri Lankan kings and 4 statues of gods and goddesses. The latter include two statues of Hindu gods, the god Vishnu and the god Ganesh. The murals cover an area of 2,100 square metres. Depictions on the walls of the caves include the temptation by the demon Mara, and Buddha's first sermon.
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Angshu (56406) 2014-01-12 23:20
You've captured a lovely moment with the shaft of light falling on Buddha's face, as if its divine light. Exposure has been handled well to show us this wonderful picture...well done!
luciola (2916) 2014-01-12 23:23
Interesting pic. Nice use of light.
jjcordier (77870) 2014-01-12 23:59
Très bonne exploitation de ce faisceau de lumière magique.
sevy (15365) 2014-01-13 0:12
Nice mood on this view thanks to the sun ray going on the Buddha statue and for the good details rendering in the shadow area.
SnapRJW (31623) 2014-01-13 1:46
Hello Thomas - Having been to Dambulla Cave Temple, I know how difficult it is to get any good shots inside and I am impressed by what you managed here. The shaft of light adds a touch of mysticism to the shot. Nice to see this. Warm regards Rosemary
point-blank (156) 2014-01-13 3:08
Nice capture and interesting use of the light!
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-13 4:05
this is beautiful. The shaft of light and the way you have handled the exposure here is so compelling. It has a presence and enthralling atmosphere about it. Well done!
Have a good week ahead - B.