That's the most frequented site in Koh Samui, the Big Buddha temple and its famous 15-meter high golden statue.
The place is beautiful and has some nice views of the island from the top where the Buddha sits.
But I was sooooo unlucky with the light when I visited this place. It was far from noon, I guess just afer 5 p.m. but the sun was right above the statue or a bit behind it and it was blazing nuts. There was practically no hope for a decent image as I could hardly find any suitable angle. Still I was much impressed with that golden deity to present it in a postcard of my own:)
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Miguel82 (14332) 2012-04-13 10:48
A nice golden statue of Buddha
good colors and sharpness
interesting pov also
francio64 (38254) 2012-04-13 12:24
Hi dear Marina,
il POV dal basso slancia bene la statua del Budda verso l'alto.
Bello il cielo blu che fa da ottimo sfondo.
tedesse (23996) 2012-04-13 12:30
Фантастический POV и DOF.
Интересный вид statuy Будды.
Красивые цвета и острота.
mohammad_H (7488) 2012-04-14 0:47
Very beautiful view of the icon with beautiful decorations. Colors and lighting are well done. Appropriate resolution. You did it very well recorded. Good Luck
danos (78036) 2012-04-14 5:45
the harsh light even and behind the huge golden statue of Buddha dilute a bit the colours and don't let us admire the variety of them.
But from the other hand, we can see with all of its details the characteristics of it.
Have a good weekend,Danos
chrisvek (6995) 2012-04-14 11:15
This is a superb shoot.Splendid colors and tones on this capture.Very nice POV with nice composition.Great job.
Sonata11 (31197) 2012-04-14 20:15
what a beautiful shot of this Big Buddha. An excellenty executed with fabulous colors, sharpness, super clarity, great POV. Great photo job. Like it.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
fritzi007 (63) 2012-07-25 8:00
perfect shot with very good information, congratulations!
(Vielleicht bin ich im nächsten Jahr dort)
gus72 (3380) 2013-10-12 17:32
HI Marina !!
what....... problems with the light !!!!!!! no that I can see it
because of your chosen POV the clarity of the sky is behind the statue..... that adds an element of visual creativity.
You managed the challenge super well..... the photo is very pretty.
Del Potro beat Nadal...... I like that.......I do not like it when the same player wins all the time.