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The Entrance of the Main Altar

The Entrance of the Main Altar

Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery, Hong Kong view map

The ceiling is decorated with Chinese Dragons and Phoenixes.
In Chinese tradition, the dragon is largely used to represent the emperor and males
while the phoenix represents the empress and females.

Posted on 29 July 2008
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Nikon D3 ,Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8D ED-IF AF-S ,Lee 0.6 ND Grad Filter
1/60s f/10.0 at 24.0mm iso280 full exif

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Larry Grace18-Oct-2008 16:01
Excellent viewpoint, color and detail adds to the image. V
Giancarlo Guzzardi01-Aug-2008 08:57
interesting view in beautiful perspective
2004 31-Jul-2008 14:18
wonderful !
Simon Chandler31-Jul-2008 02:08
Excellent composition to show the beautiful ceiling. v
Guy Dube30-Jul-2008 11:47
A very nice picture CM with amazing colors! V
Jeff Waldorff30-Jul-2008 10:46
Gorgeous artwork beautifully captured, CM!
Debbie Blackburn Beierle30-Jul-2008 06:43
Wonderful point of view and composition, CM! Gorgeous details and colors!
Yiannis Pavlis30-Jul-2008 03:54
Great composition and fantastic colors!V
an nguyen30-Jul-2008 03:11
Beautiful decoration Temple. You capture its beauty so well. V
Raymond29-Jul-2008 23:29
Stunningly beautiful... so rich in details, colors, perspectives... very beautiful image CM.
Of interest perhaps... here, the Phoenix represents rebirth, the Phoenix rises from the ashes sort of thing, something that comes back... Your Phoenix is very diffrent though... here it is represented as a black bird most of the time.
Walter O. Koenig29-Jul-2008 21:23
Very nice point of view to show these intricate and beautiful temple decorations. "V"
Chad Ramsey29-Jul-2008 20:33
Neat angle! Wow, decorations everwhere!!! V
TuTmin29-Jul-2008 19:18
such a nice perspective. splendid work.V~
Chris Spracklen29-Jul-2008 16:20
Perfect p.o.v., CM, and wonderful colour and detail throughout this eye-catching image. (V)
Kind regards,
Marcia Colelli29-Jul-2008 15:12
Great light, color and detail V
DL 29-Jul-2008 15:11
Magnificent 3D effect! Perfect in every way.
hugo poon29-Jul-2008 15:09
Amazing details and colours... wonderful angle!!