Express Lane to Paradise by rosiekerr

Express Lane to Paradise

Spotted in the Smithsonian Museum. This is a statute of Amitabha Buddha, who practiced a "pure land" form of buddhism. Apparently, meant for the common person, to help them achieve paradise reliably. This statute dates from 1450-1500, Tibet. In real life, he is a bright shiny gold. Adjusted, for Flash of Red month.

I enjoyed how he appears to be floating in space. It might be better on black, if you are so inclined.

FOR, 2020, day 17.
Great capture -- the composition fits the mysteriousness of the Buddha.
February 18th, 2020  
I like that he looks to be floating in air!
February 18th, 2020  
I love Buddhas, great processing.
February 18th, 2020  
Fabulous statue.
February 18th, 2020  
Nice shot - Buddha's are so intriguing!
February 18th, 2020  
Very imperious on the black background... nicely done.
February 18th, 2020  
Perfect on the black, he’s quite beautiful in b&w.
February 18th, 2020  
Love this shot.
February 18th, 2020  
Nice capture. I like the use of negative space and the light shining from above (or perhaps in front).
February 19th, 2020  
Smile and peace will follow
February 19th, 2020  
definitely dramatic on black! I like how the head has a bronzed color yet the rest is in shades of gray. Did you do some kind of special treatment in processing?
February 23rd, 2020  
Wonderful lighting. Fav
February 24th, 2020  
@jyokota A belated "yes." Photoshop magic. After making it a black/white image in PS, I added a layer for a gradient. You can choose the shape for that gradient - I chose a diamond shape with a yellow highlight feature. Cursor on the center of the forehead and drag outward to the shoulders. Luminance. :)
February 26th, 2020  
@rosiekerr -- such advanced skills you have! Need a lesson in person some time.
February 26th, 2020  
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