The Beating Hearts of the Buddhas

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    The morning fog coming off the top of the jungle trees was not like anything I had seen before. There was just enough morning light to give everything a twilight blue and paint the mountains in the distance a deeper color.

    I tried something a little bit different with this photo. I was holding two flashlights to help me climb the temple in the morning. I think I got there about 5:30 AM when it was still pitch black, so the flashlights helped me find the right footholds and whatnot. Anyway, this was an extremely long exposure, so I used some of that time to "paint" the inside of the bell cages with the beams of my flashlights. Each of those bell cages held a solitary outward-facing Buddha. I'm glad I was there alone, because I'm sure I looked like a loon running around shining the flashlights in patterns to illuminate the Buddhas inside.

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    1. David Singgih 59 months ago | reply

      How could you get in at 5:30 a.m. ? You might jump over the fence ! :D

    2. jef cris 59 months ago | reply

      777 million times WoW!!!!!

    3. Johan_Leiden 58 months ago | reply

      what an excellent idea to use your flashlight like that.

    4. Mad Mou 58 months ago | reply

      besides the great composition and colors I agree that your use of the flashlights is a very creative idea..

    5. michaelgerardceralde™ 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All Cultures Traditions & Heritage, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    6. 57 months ago | reply

      thas really a gr88 shot

    7. elcoqui 42 months ago | reply

      So beautiful. thank you for sharing.

    8. Epicantus 41 months ago | reply

      Absolutely stunning!

    9. mickeydud 36 months ago | reply

      Well seen and beautifully captured!

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    10. JeffOates 34 months ago | reply

      very artistic.

    11. ARMSGX KS 33 months ago | reply

      perfect lighting, I like the blue tone of this picture very much.

    12. Terez07 33 months ago | reply

      Just magnificent!

    13. marcellucray 28 months ago | reply

      ...a lightning shot..........!

    14. ► Hammer Head ◄ 25 months ago | reply

      Lovely light amd wonderful composition.

    15. gerlos 20 months ago | reply

      Love the atmosphere of this shot!

    16. Brian O'Mahony 14 months ago | reply

      Amazing shot! Seen in your blog!

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