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May 12, 2006

Beauty Out of Muck

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CameraKonica Minolta MAXXUM 7D
Lens (35mm Equiv.)Sigma 100-300mm f/4-5.6 @ 130 mm (195 mm)
Exp. Prog. / Shutter @ ApertureNormal Program / 1/80 s @ f/4.5
Metering w/Adj. @ ISOPattern w/0.00 eV @ 200

A lotus from one of the front gardens of Hasedera Temple (???) in Kamakura, Japan. Normally I'm not one much for flower photographs but I was really taken by seeing this lotus about to bloom considering I was in a temple.

The symbol of the lotus is used by many people for many things but one of my favorite usages is as a metaphor for the Buddha. As it goes, how can something so beautiful rise from the muck and mire of human suffering?

 

Posted by jordanh at May 12, 2006 11:12 PM |

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