Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong

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

Po Lin Monastery, Hong Kong.