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Hello everyone,

Many thanks for your wonderful comments on my last uploads. It's such fun getting back from a long day at work to all your wonderful words.
Things at work are still tight so I'm afraid I'll be away from the site this week as well but I'll try and pop back at the weekend... I promise to catch up with you all - eventually Wink

This is a trio from Nara, a city also located at Western Honshu, not far from Kobe.
It has many Shinto shrines as well and a big park in which the deers run freely (as they are considered a sacred animal).
This "golden" guy is the "Great Buddha Vairocana", and dates from 752. It is made out of hundreds of tons of molten bronze, mercury and vegetable wax. Comes to an astonishing height of 16 m(53 ft), it wasn't easy to capture Wink

V2 and V3 were shot outside of the temple were visitors light a traditional incense wishing for good luck or health.

I wish you all a great week!
Ayelet

Camera:Olympus SP-560UZ
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Nara
Username:Ayelet_A Ayelet_A
Uploaded:11 May 2009 - 8:03 PM
Tags:Architecture, Landscape / travel, Portraits / people
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Roly
Roly  7 Wales
11 May 2009 - 8:16 PM

Interesting set Ayelet.Well taken.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2009 - 8:23 PM

Excellent reportage about this special place!
Jennnn

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photophantom
11 May 2009 - 9:16 PM

brilliant compositions Buddie, especially v2 n 3. Very well done.
Dennis

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7395 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom970 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2009 - 9:27 PM

This set has a quiet calm, soft serenity. Magical and very engaging. Excellent composition in V1 and V3 in particular.
Moira

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2009 - 10:03 PM

love the comp and POV in v1.lesley

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DP_Imagery
DP_Imagery e2 Member 9DP_Imagery vcard Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2009 - 10:26 PM

You have very carefully selected your pov and composed the images in an imaginative and very effective way - each has a sense of devotion that is enhanced by your composition.

Great stuff.

Bruce

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baclark
baclark  53740 forum posts United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2009 - 11:03 PM

You've done well here, from memory it's very dark where the Great Budda is so well done to get this image. The other two images also capture Shinto devotion sensitively. Nice set.
Barbara

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OMG
OMG  551 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2009 - 11:38 PM

Three great shots with the light captured beautifully in each case. V3 is quite superb.
Many thanks Ayelet for the RC
All the best
Derek

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 5:41 AM

Amazing images, Ayelet, very well captured. Carol

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andy210966
12 May 2009 - 9:58 AM

Hi Ayelet!

A very set of shots! V1 is spectacular - a very good use of carefully placed zoom blur to enhance your focal point.

Excellent!

Andy

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 1:27 PM

Great work Aeylet, v1 for me

Stace

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2009 - 5:29 PM

A fine series Ayelet,
don't work too hard!
regards
Yung

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 646 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
12 May 2009 - 6:47 PM

Three great images Ayelet

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User_Removed
13 May 2009 - 8:26 AM

excellent set of images again A. I love the comp in v1.. "No pictures!!"
First class work as usual.

Al

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2009 - 7:37 PM

a trio of magical images esp v3 which i love

Linda

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bliba
bliba  8 Austria2 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2009 - 8:34 PM

WONDERFUL

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2009 - 3:12 PM

Great work from you of late Ayelette, this is a super set and must say your write ups are always so informative, have caught up with some others too,
Geoff.

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Andree_Borrel
14 May 2009 - 11:26 PM

Most interesting write up and images

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SueEley e2 Member 8271 forum postsSueEley vcard Wales96 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2009 - 8:31 PM

What a lovely set!

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RockArea
RockArea e2 Member 7RockArea vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2009 - 8:50 PM

A great set of images Ayelet

David

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roverrat
roverrat e2 Member 6roverrat vcard Germany5 Constructive Critique Points
17 May 2009 - 12:20 PM

Three wonderfully composed shots, a great set.
Alex

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 May 2009 - 10:19 AM

3 fantastic images,,
I couldn't help think that Buddha was taking the mick out of Spock.

Lol,,

Aidan,,

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raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
27 May 2009 - 8:58 AM

super trio of images ayelet.ray

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