Approaching the famous Cave Temple in Dambulla first you see the new Buddhist museum within the Golden Temple.
A curious enterprise, almost blatantly commercial, it is entered through an extravagantly kitsch dragon's mouth. It displays donated Buddhist statues from around the world, old ola leaf manuscripts and copies of the cave paintings. Piped Buddhist music and air-conditioning give the museum a slight impression of a religious elevator. The new Buddha can be climbed via a flight of steps leading to the new temple from behind the museum.
Here's the close-up of the above-mentioned colorful dragon's mouth.
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claudeD (31765) 2014-01-10 9:04
wonderful picture with a perfect sharpness and excellent colors. Very good choice for a title.I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Miguel82 (22431) 2014-01-10 10:21
Dobryi vetcher Marina, funny title and nice close up, colorful buddhist decoration, I like your presentation, perfect sharpness, bolchoie spassibo, spoko´no´ notchi, do skorovo
bona (12457) 2014-01-10 11:17
this big face affraid me! It remember Joker smille. Very colorful and nive point of view.
abmdsudi (41998) 2014-01-10 21:37
This grabs me from the thumb, a real cool close shot of a pretty looking dragon - a good shot of a teething 'model' with a big smile minus the molars and peeping into someone else's world perspective. Bet the dentist has nothing but praise for those set of white teeth with cutting edge and thanks to colgate! What a brill red lip holy looks like on fire giving the high contrast. I like the way you've filled the frame, the sharpness, detail and colours give this artwork real spark, the handling of the composition gives impact and very eye catching. Very clever idea well thought out & taken. A good photo always needs a good fun title. You are spot on....
Have a great weekend
fabbs99 (16151) 2014-01-10 22:08
Superb presentation of the colgate smile.Tight framing and excellent contrast. Nice warm colors .TFS.
photoray (11451) 2014-01-11 7:59
Unusual and visually stimulating Sri Lanka statue, in classical Buddhist motif. And must be an adventurous place to be and experience.
Best wishes for many more adventures,
Noel_Byrne (22787) 2014-01-11 8:53
Now that is bold colors and a smile any toothpaste company could be proud of! Nicely done to separate this entity of the temple and create a very unique image, and nicely framed with the flowers. (Lotus??)
Eye catching shot, thanks
adramad (36959) 2014-01-11 13:03
Sympathetic title, appropriate to the image, this stunning closed on some of the detail of the facade of the temple entrance, look up all the details very clearly, that great red mouth, a shocking twist in the image.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-12 1:16
Good title :-)
Fantastic sharpness and color contrasts to present this unique statue. Very unique statue indeed I have never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing something new.
manrezaei (1837) 2014-01-13 9:58
Excellent shot. Very vivid colors, nice focus and excellent sharpness.
Very well done.
krzychu30 (15442) 2014-01-14 0:03
Really well framed to achieve so expressive and attractive end result.
Here I have to mention also...your title-really great and funny:)makes we want to discover the scene even more.
Have a nice day
danos (85187) 2014-01-14 12:06
a really great smile coming from the famous Cave temple.I like the close up view With the brilliant light to enhance the clarity of the scene. Excellent the light and the colour management.
patpatch (1525) 2014-01-15 12:46
The composition is original and interesting.
I like your choice of crop and frame,with the focus on the dragon's mouth.
In Asia,I'm always fascinated by the statues of Gods and Deamons,it's all the time spectacular and coloured.
And we can see that with your picture.
The gold and red colours are great here.
mesutilgim (82324) 2014-01-24 9:34
Interesting capture but even nice title ! Colgate should pay you for this :-)
TFS and best regards
tatadalou (6069) 2014-01-31 14:32
Great sharpness on the dragon's face, and lovely colours.
Your title is excellent !
mirosu (13174) 2014-02-11 5:52
Excellent colorful detail photo in perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
Wish you a very nice rest of the week.