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Went out shooting with Mark today. The weater was totally against us. We no longer arrived at Chihnan Temple than the skies opened up and it rained like the world was coming to an end. What made everyhing worse, was the fact that Mark decided to wear ball bearing shoes today; every step he made threatened him taking a header.

Anyways, with the clouds being as thick as they were, the photo opportunities were very limited. This was about the best I did, in a kind of side room which Mark and I both agreed kind of resembled a Las Vegas casion. You can see the Taoist deities here and how their set up looks not unlike a slot machine. Couple this with the gaudy lights and the artificial sky above us and you have what my idea of Vegas is. Full disclosure: I have never actually visited Las Vegas.

If you look at the workshop photo, you can see Mark taking aim, as well as the artificial sky I mentioned.

Philip Coggan, one of my all time favorite members here, once said that Chinese Architecture doesn't believe in understatement. Nowhere has that ever been more true than when it comes to temples.

Once again, I have gone back to the Zenitar fisheye lens.

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