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This was taken at the Shinbinthalyaung Temple in Bagan. The Buddha is 18m long and housed inside of a very narrow building. I can't remember the exact reason, but it was something along the lines that the building was meant to give the impression of a jail or confinement. Maybe the artist had been jailed at some point? I can't remember.

This shot is once again one that is I think within the spirit of TE, although it might be at the edge of the envelop. The monk you see here is a real monk of course, but, they did light candles and pose for us. We didn't just happen to come across this act of devotion. Of course in return our TE Group did make a donation to the temple.

The lighting you see here was pretty much entirely done by candlelight, supplemented with daylight coming in through a small door and window.

ISO 400, tripod mounted, cable release and two second mirror lock-up, full frame, normal post processing.

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