The Exposed Temple Hall and the Third Stage of Enlightenment

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    The Buddhist Temple of Borobudur has several concentric levels, each going higher and higher, each level a more significant plane of enlightenment. Monks are supposed to start at the bottom and spiral their way to the top, contemplating the countless reliefs and 500+ Buddha statues. I spent almost the entire weekend there and made the walk more times than most of the monks. Plus I was carrying a tripod and not wearing sweat-wisking robes... I don't know if this means I am more enlightened or just more tired.

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    1. Tom Hall (tommune) 85 months ago | reply

      Face-meltingly gorgeous!

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    3. Erroba 85 months ago | reply

      Super !

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    4. trasgu1987 85 months ago | reply

      Una luz maravillosa

    5. Hal Goodtree 85 months ago | reply

      stunning, otherworldly.

    6. ljc4re 85 months ago | reply

      Amazing pic amazing place........

    7. chop1n 85 months ago | reply

      Super cool shot!

    8. Dimitri Depaepe 85 months ago | reply

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    9. Catherine ☥ 85 months ago | reply

      Absolutely love the light

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    11. AnthonyGibbons 85 months ago | reply

      This probably sounds incredibly shallow, but this image really reminds me of Prince of Persia - which is a good thing.

    12. dpd photo 85 months ago | reply

      Cool view! I guess that is some sort of lens flare that arcs through the sun...that is really cool! The bit of colored lens flare in the lower left is somewhat distracting but not totally so...How did you get the motion blur effect on the wall on the right side and have it be not evident elsewhere? Blend multiple exposures? Whatever it is well done and the end result is very cool.

    13. annaspies 85 months ago | reply

      amazing, as always. for some reason, it reminds me of a shot out of a video game with realistic graphics, like final fantasy or something...

    14. Haggis Chick 85 months ago | reply

      Love the little lens flare in this shot. Beautiful image yet again.

    15. Minnsha 83 months ago | reply

      Love the light.

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