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    5.5 tons of gold

    Many thanks for your very kind comments.

    During my visits to Thailand and influenced by my wife I got in closer contact with the Thai Buddhism. Right from the beginning I was fascinated by the way this religion is part of the daily life of the Thai people and how welcome you are in the temples as foreigner. I like the long exposure times of several minutes in the temples. During the exposure I have enough time to feel the atmosphere in the room and to take a closer look at the various Buddha images. This is one of the big advantages of the pinhole photography. The most visitors come in a temple, look around for a few seconds, take a few digital pictures and leave. Sometimes I spend half an hour or longer in a temple to get in the right mood to take a picture. It's really very relaxing and recreating in our busy world. Every temple, large or small, has his specialties you can discover, sometimes hidden in a very far corner.

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    5.5 tons of gold

    Awesome, Thanks again Rene!

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    5.5 tons of gold

    Many thanks, Henry.

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    Very nice work! #3 - WOW, gorgeous colours.

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    Great series. I would have to say that number three is my favorite. In part because of the color combination and also your being able to get closer to the Buddha.

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    Many thanks for your very kind comments.
    -_- Best wishes from Switzerland, Ren -_- my photos on flickr

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    It is amazing how dense gold is. To imagine that sculpture weighs 11,000 pounds...unbelievable. I like your comment, Rene, about the connection you feel with the subject while waiting for a prolonged pinhole exposure. It is truly one of my favorite things about pinhole photography. I love how it forces us to slow down and just......wait.

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    Wow, 5.5 tonnes!
    A great serise, nice composition.
    I think the first longer view is best, it shows the a more complete image that puts the statue in its true context.
    Does light still exist if we're not looking?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dach_art/

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