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Daibutsu Buddha of Kamakura
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 - Daibutsu Buddha of Kamakura - Techno-Impressionist Museum - Techno-Impressionism - art - beautiful - photo photography picture - by Tony Karp

The Daibutsu Buddha is actually much taller than it is wide. And the bowl of oranges is much smaller than the statue, which stands almost 40 feet tall. Even worse, the statue is covered with dirt and other stuff. (You can look up "Daibutsu Buddha" on your favorite search engine to see what it really looks like.)

But if you have a very wide angle lens, you can move in real close, until the oranges are larger in the foreground and the legs fill the width of the frame. The next step is to use the computer to remove some of the unnecessary detail. Then punch up the color in the oranges. Ahhhh....that's better.

I think that this image captures the spirit of the Buddha more than a 100% literal rendering would have.

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