Another in my temple series. There are hundreds of shots of temples so I tied to find a different angle.
At the entrance to the temple there is a little collection of Buddha figurines where people can make wishes and leave offerings. I lliked the contrast between the new and the old buddhas His marketing gurus have been hard at work here in Korea making him look considerably younger and cuter!?!.
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sam224 (6215) 2005-10-24 2:27
Nice close up of lovely details. Good perspective and composition with the colourful statues.
Furachan (0) 2005-10-24 3:24
Lovely compo, Peter. The stuff you're producing out of Korea is top notch, and getting better all the time. I really appreciate what you're doing, focusing on the particular rather than another pagoda roof shot. This little grouping here is remarkable both for the disposition of the figures and the quality and dasage of the bokeh, not to mention the smashing colors.
zig (2456) 2005-10-24 10:07
I agree..there are thousands of temple shots, and you ve got to find something new if you want to go to temple for photographing. Cute shot. As anybody else says, the colour saturation here is nice. That is something I envy now for I am into colour shots lately. Also good tech with focusing on the little figures too.
jinju (14265) 2005-10-25 3:31
charming shot. I really like the color saturation here. Most of the little Buddhas Ive seen were stone colored and the result was not this pleasing to the eye. The subtle blur due to the DOF you used is also a nice touch.
Mingfang (1415) 2005-10-25 12:19
Yeah Peter, the little buddas relly cute, i wish i could carry some one out and to own for myself.
Indeed, good color, and good detail you capture.
aralda (1240) 2005-10-27 6:09
Nice color quality. I like the comment about the age of these new Buddha figurines.
Also like the contrast of textures - the old Buddha, the rock, and the new plastic (?) Buddhas.
The three little Buddhas are grouped exceptionally well. Even though the two to the right are the same (and with the bracelet in the same position), each holds his own when it comes to establishing eye contact with the viewer.
The towering big baby Buddha at the back is an interesting backdrop...
gringofil (0) 2005-10-27 12:07
This one does not work for me as much as your other shots. Mainly I'm concerned with the DOF...I with all the figures were in sharp focus with the background a but OOF. But I do like the colors and nice that you can also spot these little things that can always make for an exciting image.
don_narayan (2014) 2005-11-02 21:48
Hello Peter. I like this mix of old and new (also tacky). No bobble-head buddha? perhaps with in a baseball stance? he could be called "batters up buddha"
wow, i just looked closer, are those "hello kitty" buddha beads?!!?? i am disappointed that Francis didn't catch that.
I don't know why, but I was looking at this photo again... i guess it makes me laugh... but did you put the acorn caps on their heads to give them little hats?
- Copyright: Peter Carney (PeterC) (2242)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, 18-70mm F3.5-4.5G ED AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor, UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-23 23:38