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This was a bit of a challenge. Up high on Maji Shan, walking the scaffolds, ancient buddha's can be admired.

Some of them are in grottoes, some of them out in the open. Most of them are protected in some way, shielded from pigeons and/or graffiti, or worse.

This row of seated buddha's was behind a kind of chicken wire, probably for good reason. But not that easy to photograph.

I focussed on the statue in the front, then applied some burn on the face in pp. The Chinese tourists walking the planks are left out of focus, but add a sense of dimension.

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The Maijishan Grottoes are a series of caves cut in the side of the hill of Majishan. They contain over 7,200 Buddhist sculptures and over 1,000 square meters of murals. Construction began in the Later Qin era (384-417).

The name Maijishan translates as "Wheatstack Mountain", a reference to the bizarre shape of the mountain.

A wider view giving you a sense of the location is included in the workshop.

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Additional Photos by Benny Verbercht (BennyV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3045 W: 35 N: 6707] (34748)
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