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Standing 42m. high is the world's tallest statue of Lord Murugan. The statue, which cost approximately 24 million rupees, is made of 1550 cubic metres of concrete, 250 tonnes of steel bars and 300 litres of gold paint brought in from neighbouring Thailand. The yearly spiritual ritual & event draws millions of visitors & devotees climbing the 272 steps (100 meter high) to the cave entrance & interior limestone chamber. Most of these devotees have reasons to do their penance, some having their body pierced with hooks, carrying the giant kavadi & some have their cheeks & tongue pieced with metal spears & carrying pots of milk to fulfill their vows to the God. Smile

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jan 2013 - 6:29 PM
Focal Length:14.9mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.0
Aperture:f/3.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Thaipusam in Batu Caves
Username:sawsengee sawsengee
Uploaded:30 Jan 2013 - 5:42 AM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism
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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
30 Jan 2013 - 5:53 AM

Amazing and colourful plus a good write up !GrinGrin

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gajewski
gajewski e2 Member 9gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 6:20 AM

I agree -- an amazing shot and what a great informative commentary.
Thank you.
-=\Walter and Sue

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WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 12:03 PM

Wow, what a mass of humanity. Excellent information and an amazing image, especially the incongruity between the statue and the balloons. Fascinating stuff, Sawsengee.

Dave

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NDODS e2 Member 32321 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 5:04 PM

"Now that is impressive". A wonderful composition, full of rich vibrant colours, life and a tale or two.

Regards Nathan

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Rende
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30 Jan 2013 - 5:16 PM

Wonderfully colourful composition.
Rende

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JohnChambersPhotography

O yes so much to see and take in, the more you look the more to see. Lovely colours amazing capture.

John

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scrimmy e2 Member 5351 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 9:37 PM

a wonderful sense of scale

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marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2013 - 10:08 PM


Quote: Wow, what a mass of humanity. Excellent information and an amazing image, especially the incongruity between the statue and the balloons. Fascinating stuff, Sawsengee.

Dave

I agree...a real wow factor to this one.

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