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Gold Pigs
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-28
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer ø28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-28 3:58
Viewed: 3171
Points: 36
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Two gold pigs at the Yonggungsa Buddhist Temple north of Busan on the south eastern coast of Korea.

"The magnificent Yonggungsa Temple, Busan is a must see in South Korea. Thousands of tourists as well as pilgrims from different parts of the country, come to visit Busan Haedong Yonggungsa Temple. The temple is located on top of a huge rock, jutting up from the ocean. The scenic beauty of the place, along with the architectural beauty of the temple, makes it a fascinating place where you would always like to come back. The sound of the East Sea ocean waves and the melody of sutra chanting from the temple, create a magical effect. Do not miss a visit to Yonggungsa Temple, Busan while Sightseeing in Busan.

Yonggungsa temple is situated on the north-eastern coast of Busan, in the Haedong area. This spectacular site houses a number of temples along the shoreline, and offers a rare and picturesque sight to visitors. The temple was founded in 1376, during the reign of Goryeo Dynasty of Korea. During the period of the Uwang dynasty, the great Buddhist preacher 'Naong', founded this temple on the sea shore. The temple was restored in 1970. Special attention was paid while choosing the colors of the exterior.

Yonggungsa Temple in Busan is one of the most beautiful Buddhist Temples in Busan, with dozens of statues and sculptures. 'Hakeupbul' is a Buddha statue, who is known for his blessings, for the success of his studies, and 'Deuknambul' is a statue of Buddha, allowing the birth of an offspring. On entering the premises, you will see a cave on the right hand side. There is the Gulbeop Buddhist sanctum inside the cave. Its unique design is sure to capture your eyes. Visit the three-story pagoda with 4 lions located in front of the main sanctuary. These four lions symbolize sadness, anger, joy, and happiness. Along with these, you can also visit 'Haesu Gwaneum Daebul', or Seawater Great Goddess Buddha, Daeungjeon Main Sanctuary, and Yongwangdang Shrine, at the temple complex.

While climbing up the 108 steps, stop midway to enjoy the breathtaking view of the ocean. Yonggungsa Temple in Busan is best visited in April, when cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The birth of Buddha, which is also celebrated in April/May, is another reason why you should visit this place. During the festive season, the temple and surrounds offers a picturesque night view, as the stone lanterns lining the rocky landscape are lit with electricity. People also visit the place on New Year's eve, to make a wish and enjoy the spectacular vista of sunrise over the East Sea. Indeed, Yonggungsa Temple, Busan, is one of the premier Tourist Attractions in Busan, where nature is more prominent than religion."

Source: http://travel.mapsofworld.com

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-11-28 4:16]

Hi Chris,
I like this spontaneous capture of these giant 'moneyboxes'!
Very beautiful gold color tones despite the mid-day lighting from above!
I like the low POV against Asian ambient architecture.
Nice photography of such a simple, yet, artistic presentation.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

Hi Chris
Very nice capture and gold sculptures
Great details, colors and sharpness
Have a nice weekend

great perspective. The color of the piggies sing out load. Well done

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-28 5:15]

Hi Chris,

Talk about a piggy bank, wow! Interesting POV and I like the inclusion of just a touch of the architecture to the right. TFS

Best regards,

Gran foto de estos inmensos cerditos dorados en el templo una imagen muy alegre y que transmite optimismo
Buen trabajo
un saludo
buen fin de semana

This just puts a smile on my face Chris. I like how you composed this. The golden pigs look massive in this pov and the b/g is sharp. Regards.

Hi, Chris -
Love these two guys - fantastic characters with their happy and contented smiles. Sharp details and nice highlights on the surface of the pigs. Great scene.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-11-28 7:06]


quelle belle joue, fantastique toute ronde, bien engraissé, et ce couleurs dorées, très original, superbe compo.

Bravo et amitié

Hello Chris Jules,
well framed and focused both of them at time without blurring the second pig,nice POV and backgroud is sharp as well,no reflection of light on these pigies which shows a controlled shot,well captured,

Hi Chris - Interesting composition. So that's where all our money went! Great colors and DOF. You must be one of the last photographers on this site to use film - and with great results!

Ciao Chris, fun composition with lovely golden pigs, great idea, very well done, ciao Silvio

Its good to see the pigs are smiling Nice composition , good colours and sharpness and interestin note TFS
warm regards

Ciao Chris

I loved your two golden pig,
are so cute and also liked what you
says here: - The scenic beauty of the place, along with the architectural beauty of the temple, makes it a fascinating place where you would always like to come back.
Very well composed and good capture.
Nice presentation too.


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-11-29 11:43]

HI Chris
Its actually funny to see the bank in front of the pigs.
Would'nt these two make great piggy banks?
They obviously did not know the story of the three little pigs as one of them is missing...
On a more serious side you did a good job on the capture.

Hi Chris.
Yours picture is verry nice and verry funny.
Interesting immages.Well done.
Best regards.Alin.

Hi, chris Cute.Nice capture of these beautiful smiling golden pigs from a interesting angle with good depth of field, colors and sharpness. Cheers

Hello Chris! Amazing Golden Pigs. Wonderful sculptures. Very interesting idea. Original light and colours, very good contrast and sharpness. Very fine information. Well done!

Bonjour Chris.
Excellente image avec ces deux cochons d'Or. L'information est aussi très complète.
Merci du partage.
Bonne journée.

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