Ngong Ping on Hong Kong's Lantau Island is home to the Po Lin Monastery and the Tian Tan, or "Giant" Buddha.Read More
Po Lin Monastery
Today's image was taken at the Po Lin Monastery in Hong Kong. The monastery complex features a massive “big Buddha” statue, as well as numerous smaller statues such as this one, and was built in 1990. It's not just a monastery but also a tourist attraction. This shot was taken on colour negative film with the Pentax SF7 35 mm SLR.
Once scanned into the computer, I decided on a fairly radical treatment replacing the original sky, (which was pretty ugly) with a graduated colour background. Not an effect I would normally go for, but an interesting experiment in what the current image processing software will enable. ~KD