This was taken at a temple near Sigiriya. The temple was growing and they were adding statues of Buddha. There were several Buddha's that were being cast from concrete and the umbrella was to keep the rain off them while they set.
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pastadog (13111) 2008-02-21 1:35
Hi Benjamin, strong compo in excellent sharpness from effective POV... I like how you choose to give such a large space to the umbrella... also excellent exposure on the umbrella and the statue, with their mix of light and shadow areas, and also catching those attractive drops scattered here and there... well done, Daniel
Wanda1 (14942) 2008-02-21 1:49
The yellow umbrella against the deep blue sky is a great contrast and makes for an eye catching image. A nice strong composition too.
pasternak (15177) 2008-02-21 1:59
Buddha under umbrella, wow! never seen anything like that before... excellent shot!
sevy (15325) 2008-02-21 2:29
Une sacree photo que celle-ci. D abord par le caractere incongru du parapluie au dessus de la statue et ensuite par l utilisation de la couleur jaune pour faire un contraste de couleur sur le ciel bien bleu et l emploi de la contre-plongee.
Une photo bien originale, en plus je trouve la statue bien sympa.
mesutilgim (80112) 2008-02-21 4:02
What a nice capture with a perfect pov and nice compo. Great graphical effect as well.
TFS and best regards
scalerman (26900) 2008-02-21 7:42
Benjamin: composition is everything here. Fine eye for that. Great color as well. best, c
vincz (19099) 2008-02-21 8:53
Wow.... fantastic POV, excellent colours with thee umbrella and the sky.
hatti52 (12786) 2008-02-22 4:28
wonderful POV and sharpness
yellow umbrella and the blue sky is a great contrast
Matthew-Watt (6043) 2008-02-26 16:34
This is the perfect angle of the Buddha; it makes him look imposing and powerful. I like the representation of the umbrella, the colour is very similar to that of a monk's robes so the connection is interesting. The three dominant colours are a great combination. I like the serene look on the statue's face, he looks very content. This is certainly something one notices when traveling around Asia, the Buddha is everywhere. I visited the Great Reclining Buddha in Bangkok, probably one of the more famous statues but I know that there are some bigger ones also. Excellent quality, it is a terrific image!
leo61 (0) 2008-03-05 13:28
Sigirya,what a fantastic place where I have been about 25 years ago.
A great shot,very good exposure and a creative composition.Amazing sharpness and great colorcontrast.Your low POV works very well here and I like the waterdrops at the umbrella.
ohe (2334) 2008-03-18 12:02
Very nice composition.
Colors are really well rendered.
Framing and POV are really great!
Thanks for sharing,
- Olivier -
rbcy1974 (20758) 2008-04-23 3:44
This is really nice
the POV ouldnt be any better and the umbrella contrasts nicely with the sky and the statue
- Copyright: Benjamin Voborsky (vagabondtravels) (6507)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-14
- Categories: Ceremony, Artwork, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D200, Nikkor 17-55 2.8
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-21 1:29