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Reflections of Buddha

Reflections of Buddha
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Copyright: Ruud Blok (ruudblok) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1845 W: 727 N: 2259] (23329)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-09-14
Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture
Camera: Pentax MX
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-11-01 4:44
Viewed: 3654
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Reflections of Buddha
If you look carefully you will see that your surrounding is a refection on you. If you look in mirror of your surrounding you can truly see you’re self.

Thailand is a land Buddha images, scarcely anywhere else in world can match the profusion and beauty of its sacred images which symbolize a religious essence and serve as a compelling focal point for the faith of the people.

When the Buddha became enlightened, he knew the answer to suffering, and he knew how to defeat suffering. This answer was called the Four Noble Truths. He was not sure if he should teach his new ideas or not. He asked himself if the world was ready for such a deep teaching. But in the end, he decided to travel to a town called Sarnath to teach the people his new way. He taught about the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path. The people listened to him, and began to follow him.
When he taught, he did not pretend to be a god. He said he was just a man who had found enlightenment, and that any person can also find enlightenment. For the rest of his life, he walked all over India to teach people his new way. He started a Sangha, which is a group of Buddhist monks and nuns. Many people became enlightened because of him.

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Hi Ruud

I t looks similar to Sukothai. I like the superb reflections in the lake to give the 'H' frame shape. Good work!

A good shot Ruud, it looks a magical place.
I have a few comments though, the shot looks a little tilted, a little dark and a little noisy.
I have tried a workshop, hope you dont mind.

Hi Ruud;
- this picture and
- your yesterdays picture and
- your notes and
- your comment on technical changes in workshops
show your intense experience on this journey.
Perhaps it is impossible to show this only with photography in combination with your words in the photographer's note.
I know the feeling to efficient communicate an intensive experience or conviction; the more you try, the less your get response. It's like the path of the Buddha himself.
Maybe I'm wrong; let it be.
For us, your public, there is still this lack in experience.
In this picture with this title I feel the second meaning of reflection; I like the metaphorical power of it.

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  • law Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 509 W: 75 N: 80] (1764)
  • [2005-11-02 3:38]

Hi Ruud, Very nice reflections captured. I think the clouds in the reflection looks more nicer. Good work, Ruud. :D

great reflection for this impressive statue.... Nice compo too... well done :)

Hi Ruud. Nice shot, near perfect reflection and excelent Photographers notes. Thanks for sharing!!!

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