A row of Buddhas at Wat Pho
I mentioned in the note of a previous post that I sometimes tend to repeat the same photos, sort of creativity on autopilot I said. Well, this is certainly true when it comes to "repeated patterns" since I often can’t resist shooting it when I see one while travelling. Rows of Buddhas in a temple are a good example of this and, considering the large number of results you get when googling for images of "Buddhas in a row", we are quite many to believe that it can be an interesting subject. Looking at these images, I realized that the focus is generally on the second statue (although a different point of view may lead to a different choice). I guess it's a natural choice. If you are lucky, the second statue will have something that makes it special. This is not the case here, the sharp Buddha being just a little more tarnished than the others, but I like the way his thoughts seem far away from the real world in front of him.
This photo was taken at Wat Pho, one of the biggest and oldest temples in Bangkok, located immediately south of the Grand Palace, and home of a famous huge reclining Buddha (several photos on TE).
Siddhartha Gautama, alias Buddha (the "awakened" one, the "enlightened" one), was a spiritual teacher from the Indian subcontinent (6th or 5th century B.C.), founder of a community of wandering monks from which Buddhism evolved. In the first half of the 20th century, Buddhism was the world’s largest religion (520 millions adherents in 1951). It would now be the fourth largest religion behind Christianity, Islam and Hinduism (National Geographic, Dec. 2005).
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siudzi (29621) 2012-09-21 12:20
A very unique image based on a great concept. Good use of DOF and lovely lighting effect make it very attractive. Well done.
Royaldevon (24342) 2012-09-21 12:59
I love your dof, which has concentrated so well on a single Buddha, whilst the rest create the context. A fine viewpoint.
My warm regards,
chawax (17600) 2012-09-21 14:27
Superbe image ! J'aime beaucoup la répétition des statues qui donne de la profondeur à l'image. Profondeur renforcée par ton excellente mise au point sur la deuxième statue et un flou impeccable vers l'avant et vers l'arrière. Personnellement je pense que j'aurais eu tendance à faire la mise au point sur la première statue mais ça aurait été une erreur ! Très belles couleurs, belle lumière et netteté impeccable. Du beau travail, félicitations !
gervaso (9247) 2012-09-21 14:33
The use of this depth of field is perfect to show these statues of Buddha, and the colors are wonderful under a very good lighting! Excellent job! Very well done!
clic (13240) 2012-09-21 18:30
Quelle merveilleuse idée cette mise au point sur un buddha éveillé!!
Et les autre plus loin qui attendent leur tour de veille sur cet alignement de pièces précieuses pour la salutation au soleil!
jga (1062) 2012-09-22 2:35
En effet c'est un grand classique la rangee de Bouddhas prise de cette maniere. Mais ta photo est particulierement bien reussie et d'excellente qualite d'un point de vue technique.
delpeoples (50695) 2012-09-22 18:04
Un capolavoro, caro amico. Adoro i toni dorati ed il gioco tra luce e penombra. hai gestito bene la profunditá di campo ed ottenuto una resa cromatica impressionante. Complimenti e ti auguro una bella serata.
korbee (6615) 2012-09-24 12:51
could be one of the postcaeds Ive seen around the temple Claude,well observed and good focussing.
mauro61 (52623) 2012-09-28 7:54
mi piace la scelta di lasciare la messa a fuoco su una sola delle statue come a volerla tirare fuori dal resto della serie.
Buona la qualità e la definizione,
jhm (131862) 2012-09-29 1:22
I like the focus on one image this gives a very great concentration and nice environment
Nice depth and perspective, good light management.
Very well composition, well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
chrisvek (6997) 2012-10-06 15:23
Very good composition and amazing colors.Great focus and framing.Well done.TFS
Have a nice evening
Rafer (14837) 2012-10-29 12:37
Perfect composition, light and color!!!! fantastic face's gold!!!! Greetings!!!
leo61 (0) 2012-10-30 11:56
while everybody is looking at the big reclining Buddha,you had a good eye for this row of statues.
Well done with the focus and great depth.
Silvio1953 (111120) 2012-11-03 4:48
Ciao Claude, great parade of fascinating statues, fantastic selective focus, excellent perspective, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Claude Belanger (cebe) (1469)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-06
- Categories: Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 450D, EF-S55-250 f4.0-5.6 IS, Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-21 11:08