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SIDATHS

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CameraSONY, ILCE-7R A7R

Focal length55 mm

LensZEISS SONNAR 55MM F1.8 FE ZA

Exposure ISO 6400 - (1/60) at f/1.8

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Date posted2015-12-08

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sidaths - 12-8-15 2:59 PM
A wisp of incense curls on a cool draft in a temple in the Ancient Sri Lankan city of Polonnaruwa.

On the Northern end of the ancient Polonnaruwa city complex lies the Thivanka Image House. The main attractions of this site are the exterior sculptures, interior frescoes and the large Buddha statue inside. The name 'Thivanka' apparently means 'three curves' and so the structure gets its name from the three distinct curves in the statue's posture.

While the frescoes and statue were particularly lovely, I quite liked this view from beside the statue facing outwards. While the walls of this structure have stood for centuries, the incense stick, the smoke it produced and the breeze that toyed with it were all painfully ephemeral.

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka, 2014

Sony a7R with Zeiss FE 55mm f/1.8
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