These were taken last weekend while visiting a monastery near the Lion’s Head Mountain site. This temple is under construction and a massive Buddha statue has been erected. This is not the first time I’ve seen a “Giant Buddha” (see this Hong Kong version) but this one was quite impressive. We managed to be treated to a nice sunset, too – perfect for some HDR shots.
Now that I’ve been weaning myself off of HDR all the time, though, I’m not sure if I like these! The second one had a crane taken out in Photoshop CS5 – mostly just because I can and wanted to practice my skills doing it. See if you can see any lighting inconsistencies – I’m sure they exist!