February 5, 2016

February 5, 2016

Reverent Light

Photograph by Jongsung Ryu, National Geographic Your Shot

Your Shot member Jongsung Ryu, who submitted this photo, captured a solemn moment inside a temple in Myanmar: a shaft of sunlight hitting the massive Buddha statue, which overwhelms the temple's interior and dwarfs the monks, at just the right angle. "When I entered the pagoda, I found that the light gets into the tower through the window," Ryu says. "I wanted to take the photo with that light ... But it was not easy to capture a sudden moment, so I [spent] more than just one day [there]."

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10 comments
Dario Caia
Dario Caia

Like camera angle and contrast between candles light and natural light

M. Borat
M. Borat

That's just silly: worshipping a statue their own hands built of a man who never claimed to be divine or asked to be worshipped.

R. C.
R. C.

I love the composition of this photo. In photography i learned about great lightig and this defines that

Petra G.
Petra G.

Just right when I saw this picture, I knew it can only be shot in Myanmar. Great Shot !!


Mick McMillan
Mick McMillan

A very striking image.  As I view this image and seeing the different light temperature qualities.....can you foresee what this would look like if Transparency Film (slide film) would have been used?  The only film used prior to digital.

Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw

Shafts of light, candle glow and perspective have all been used to great effect here. A lovely symbol of the tiny human spark ignited from the divine source.

beyhan bayhan
beyhan bayhan

Looks like a scene from a badass hollywood fantasy movie :)

s s.
s s.

prodigious.................................................

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