September 3, 2011

Reclining Buddha, Thailand

Photograph by Rick Wianecki, My Shot

This Month in Photo of the Day: Your Photos With Tips From Photographer Catherine Karnow

I know that this reclining Buddha has been photographed over and over, and most photographs show the whole face or the whole face and body. But this new angle, capturing the statue between two walls, makes for a more unique picture. The inherent mystery of the Buddha is enhanced by only showing a glimpse of the face. Also, these two walls are such beautiful elements in themselves that they enhance the image overall.

Photo Tip: Be creative when shooting iconic subjects, and try different compositions. Remember that you don’t always have to show the whole statue or object.

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C Skorupski
C Skorupski

Incredible .. I prayed here back in 1986 .. looking at your photo makes me wish I had a new digital camera .. some day

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