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Gentleness of the Great Buddha #1

Posted by
Hiro (Kyoto, Japan) on 4 June 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Most temples prohibit taking pictures in their halls. However 東大寺 Todai-ji temple, one of the most famous temples in Nara, does not. Even students and their teachers on school trip can take memorable photos with the Great Buddha. Very nice place for photographers.

Canon EOS 40D 1/15 second F/4.0 ISO 800 200 mm

Please leave your comments.

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A beautiful angle, lovely modeling of the light and shadow. This is a magnificent macro.
I love your handsome dramatic take on it.

4 Jun 2011 6:29am

@DULCIE: This Buddha statue is rally great. It is 14.98 meters tall (sitting height), with its face 3.20 meters in width.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A very dramatic shot Hiro! Great angle and tones in this beautiful B&W shot! Well done! ;-)

4 Jun 2011 12:39pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so beautiful !

4 Jun 2011 1:57pm

Andy Wong from Hong Kong, China

Nice composition and B&W

4 Jun 2011 3:30pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent shot! Nice tones and lighting...

4 Jun 2011 6:13pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Gorgeous look! Best regards, Adela

4 Jun 2011 9:02pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Nice in B&W.

5 Jun 2011 3:27am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Wow! This is cool! Very good interpretation of the head! I like it!

5 Jun 2011 7:34am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Awesome shot ...lovely b&w....

6 Jun 2011 5:00am