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Daibutsu and Lotus

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 30 October 2016 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

While standing near one of these lotus sculptures, a Japanese man asked me where I was from. I told him and he responded that Japanese people like Americans because they know what we think. He went on to say that they don't like the British as well because they never know what they are thinking.

After considering this for a while, I think he must be implying the British are more diplomatic than Americans. That's probably true. At least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. ;-)

The Great Buddha of Kamakura
Kamakura, Japan

Gemma Wiseman from Melbourne, Australia

Love the little girl's pose with her arms stretched wide beneath the statue. Interesting photo.

30 Oct 2016 6:52am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Un très grand merci.
Quelle vue quelle statue et rendu des tons superbe compo.

30 Oct 2016 7:49am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb processing !

30 Oct 2016 8:09am

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful angle, composition, tone & treatment!
A M A Z I N G !!!!!!

30 Oct 2016 9:45am

Frances from Boston, United States

Superb treatment in this excellent image Steve. Love the color and frame.

30 Oct 2016 1:17pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely photograph and a nice conversation here between you and the Japanese:))))

30 Oct 2016 1:34pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Beautiful capture and excellent presentation. Lovely. :)

30 Oct 2016 2:30pm

jean pierre a from France

compo et traitement superbe!! amitiés

30 Oct 2016 2:42pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very interesting and beautiful sculpture

30 Oct 2016 2:55pm

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Very interesting and beautiful sculpture

30 Oct 2016 2:55pm

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Very great composition and light treatment. I like !

30 Oct 2016 3:13pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran


30 Oct 2016 3:40pm

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Très belle scène

30 Oct 2016 5:45pm

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Wonderful place.
Nice photography.

30 Oct 2016 6:15pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


30 Oct 2016 6:22pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I like the darker contrasts of color here. Pehaps he meant we AMericans just talk too much. LOL

30 Oct 2016 6:36pm

Diana from Olympia, United States

Striking images and tone

30 Oct 2016 8:02pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Excellent photograph!

31 Oct 2016 3:55am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I like your story too.

31 Oct 2016 4:41am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bel effet

31 Oct 2016 8:25am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wonderful photo and interesting story!

31 Oct 2016 8:50am

k@ from Paris, France

Great too with the scale here !

2 Nov 2016 12:03pm