This is one of the biggest reclining Buddhas I've ever seen. It's inside the Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda, in Yangon, it's around 70 mts long and it dates from the beginning of the 20th century, having been restored around forty years ago. The temple is modern, made of metal and not particularly attractive.But it's the Buddha that gets our attention here - it's not really easy to capture because of the structure of the temple, so I've decided to include just a part and also the woman that was sitting there praying.
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wgreis (8267) 2009-11-08 16:43
Maravilha de foto Anabela,
atraente, agradável de ver e explorar. O clima de concentração da fiel em oração ficou ótimo.
Verticalizada, ficou ainda melhor.
Grande abraço e obrigado por compartilhar.
leo61 (0) 2009-11-08 22:31
A good shot of this praying lady sitting in front of wonderful white Buddha.
I`m nearly sure now that I`ll be in Myanmar again next march and then I have to visit this Pagoda.
wolf38 (31282) 2009-11-08 23:05
Hello Ana. Your lovely photo reminds me of my stay in the beautiful Myanmar a few years ago. You have captured the Buddha figure and the woman praying in the deft way with your camera. Excellent. Best regards, Wolfgang.
subhendu_bagchi (25873) 2009-11-09 3:12
a nice fragment of lying lord Buddha. It is so big in size. You wrote that there is not such position in the temple to shoot this shot full. The result is also beautiful with the presence of the woman. Light and clarity is great. Superb presentation.
Have a nice evening.
pajaran (52972) 2009-11-09 4:06
Iznenadjujuce lepa figura i velika, vera je na prvom mestu mnogim ljudima, pravi trenutak i boje.
Pozdrav, srecno, Paja.
JT50 (1491) 2009-11-09 6:14
Very clear sharp shot.
Good framing with the
praying lady. Lovely POV.
Have a nice week.
gervaso (10829) 2009-11-09 15:03
Bela mostra da gigantesca estátua, mostrada com excelentes cores e nitidez! A inclusão da pessoa é excelente para mostrar o tamanho da obra, que realmente impressiona. Belo trabalho!
devimeuxbe (58557) 2009-11-09 15:07
you catch a nice meeting beetween this woman and the geant buddha; Amùazing light. Interesting report
John_F_Kennedy (43065) 2009-11-10 4:04
Beautiful composition on the sculpture with excellent exposure and focus. I like this kind of culture with the imposant statues. Well seen and well captured.
paololg (31448) 2009-11-10 5:37
Ciao dear Ana,
I do not think there is a lens that fully could photograph this wonderful Buddha. It 'the same problem that I had in Bangkok with another big reclining Buddha. In any case you done a very nice picture by including the girl who prays. Beautiful, brava!
Ciao, have a nice evening!
siolaw (38288) 2009-11-11 1:28
I know the place... And it is true that the structure around the reclinig Buddha is not too beautiful (from inside, outside is better...)
You got a good compo here with the woman anchoring the shot well in the FG with correct choice of vertical framing.
Have you been on the "official POV" too? There are some wooden stairs on the feet side, which you can climb and get a good view of the all statue....
AiresSantos (56155) 2009-11-11 1:34
Uma foto de grande beleza !
Excelente perspectiva interior da Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda
Gosto muito do enquadramento, da miuda sentada contemplando o Buda e da luminosidade
celmaleite (4974) 2009-11-11 5:31
Impressionante a decoração do templo e essa obra gigantesca que embeleza de maneira incrível todo o ambiente. Gostei da inclusão da figura feminina e sua demonstração de fé. Lindíssima imagem, uma cena realmente dígna de um registro. Parabéns, grande abraço!
Dyerco (10185) 2009-11-11 18:02
An interesting shot and the inclusion of the woman gives scale to the size of the Buddha. Her eyes are very engaging.
delpeoples (53417) 2009-11-11 22:26
Hi Ana, I agree with you, this is the biggest Buddha I've ever seen, the scale is perfectly demonstrated by inclusion of the young woman praying. Beautiful colout and perspective here, the colours and lively and realistic. TFS, Lisa
kevinos (7403) 2009-11-11 23:42
Hi Marilyn. It's nice the way you have allowed this huge Buddha image to fill and dominate the frame.It fits very nicely ad balances well with the figure of the devotee. regards Kevin
yedirenk (11244) 2009-11-12 4:39
very impressive composition with prayer woman and big buddha statue..a great atmosphere..colours,light and details are amazing..also excellent presentation with superb vertical format..nice cropping..tfs
ciakgiak (30421) 2009-11-12 14:18
You did well to include the woman in prayer, so the composition is more complete, she gives life to the scene.
The image is very well composed in a vertical format, the colors and the sharpness are really outstandind.
Well done dear friend.
paura (47166) 2009-11-12 14:53
A fotografia está uma beleza, mostrando em excelente composição a bonita imagem. Muito boa.
leonorkuhn (16235) 2009-11-12 15:27
Magnífica composição. Pensei que fosse uma estátua feminina, mas a sua nota me esclareceu. A imagem é bonita, enorme, tem um brilho que dificulta a captura, mas você se saiu muito bem. O enquadre está excelente, a moça rezando dá uma boa escala de tamanho, cores, luz e nitidez maravilhosas. Ótimo trabalho!
pattabe (421) 2009-11-14 0:40
very good picture from the reclining Buddha, good details, bright and sharp, good composition, well done.
Regards Freddy (Bangkok)
alftrek (3270) 2009-11-16 15:23
You have definitely done the right thing to go for a tight crop of the reclining Buddha, given that the temple structure is not that particularly interesting, as I can get some glimpse here. The tight crop also ensures a strong visual impact especially when it is so sharp and detailed. The inclusion of the woman is wonderful, giving a sense of the scale.
Excellent photo quality
Angshu (56060) 2009-11-17 20:59
Excellent capture...Lord Buddha seems to be looking directly at the viewers eyes and its this eye contact which makes this picture...and I do like the inclusion of the lady devotee here. Good work!
axiotea (21649) 2009-11-19 17:49
I think this is one of the first pagoda I went to visit in Yangon! Yes the reclining Buddha is quite impressive...I have made also a couple of pictures and here I like the fact you have included that woman who came for praying...
ChrisJ (100112) 2009-11-19 18:19
Very good sharpness in this superb daily life scene from Burma. Good colour and light contrasts. The reclining Buddha looks as big as Wat Po in Bangkok. Tfs!
pablominto (53744) 2009-11-22 22:59
The size alone is most impressive!
The temple looks like a sports arena but I guess they have to let something go because of the size...
I think the composition is successful under the circumstances, you convey the mood very well with the praying girl in front!
LeeLoo (0) 2009-11-23 3:07
Dear Ana Dores!
jmdias (56605) 2009-12-04 1:15
linda foto, muito bem construída. gosto das cores e da mulher bem colocada diante da grande imagem. este buda tem um ar muito feminino. belo trabalho, parabéns
francio64 (38407) 2010-01-19 12:39
bella composizione con la statua gigante a dominare sulla scena.
Eccellente gestione della luce, resa cromatica e sharp.
delkoo (68) 2010-01-29 0:16
it couldn't have been better famed , with the woman praying on the foreground and the big Buddha with feminine appearance on the FG.
have a nice day
Charo (51210) 2010-09-10 18:06
El Buda es de impresionantes dimensiones y aún parece mayor por la presencia de la persona que reza ante él.
Excelente la composición con una estupenda luz y colores.
Un fuerte abrazo,
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (38184)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Artwork
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Myanmar [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-11-08 14:57