Taken on 19.7.09 in Bungay Suffolk whilst visiting Artists Gardens and Paintings

This is the first time local Bungay artists have opened their studios for a weekend and it also gives you a chance to see their gardens to.

I loved the statue in one of the gardens we went into, the feeling of peace and tranquility it showed on its face was beautiful and for me gave off a sense of peace. I hope one day to have a statue in my small garden that does the same, This was a close up view just of his face.

He is Buddha himself, I have been imformed by a dear friend

Nikon D90 &18-105vr Nikor lens on Aperture piority

Focal length 50mm
F/. 5.6
Exposure 1/160 of second
IS0 1/1600

hand held, camera set to cloudy as drizzle and grey cloud slight Tonal contrast change in Nikon efex pro 3.

Got featured in Explore on Redbubble nov 2011


buddha, carving, face, garden ornament, stone

A Magpie when it comes to photography I capture anything and everything that captures my eye and lens. A beginner in this field I love how the ordinary becomes less ordinary.
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  • Kim  Calvert
    Kim Calvertabout 5 years ago

    Great shot Karen, full of emotion..

  • Thank you Kim i was drawn to her really quickly, have another couple of images may look at, the best one was blurred still learning to focus and take my time and rememebr to manual focus. Lol Appreciate your comments as always. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthabout 5 years ago

    ohhh nice texture and detail, like the close up… reminds me of you when your alseep… lol

  • Simon Duckworth, im blushing on my computer at this end. Im sure i do not look that serene when im aslep.LOl I did like this when i uploaded it due to the texture ans subtle colour. Ummm no housework done today been playing on here. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • p.s. you nearly got the Paul added to. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot Karen, lovely rich tones & textures, you’ve created a lovely mood with this :)

  • trish thank you so much for your wonderful comment, as to mood she had it coming off her so i only needed to take her image.

    – Karen Betts

  • DeviousLili
    DeviousLiliabout 5 years ago

    This isn’t a her, babe. This is a statue of Buddha himself. :)

    He personifies peace, which is part of his charm. Great shot. xox

  • Oh Steph Thank you no idea as HE was just in the little court yard garden, i stand corrected. : )))) Well i definatly got peace off him.

    – Karen Betts

  • DeviousLili
    DeviousLiliabout 5 years ago

    Haha! No worries, I promise. Buddha has many faces and many attributes. Peace is but one of them. Zen is a multi-faceted thing.

  • well im happy to have many faces and peace my way, have a lovely wooden buddhaof somekind in my concervatory that i love, Afraid peac is not working in there at the moment more like a local laundry washer room, i hate iorning. lol

    – Karen Betts

  • KristineNora
    KristineNoraabout 5 years ago

    Great capture Karen ,I love the texture and lighting , I want to touch him :] k

  • Thank you so much, he was rather a special statue lovely feel round him. appreciate your comment : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Simon Duckworth
    Simon Duckworthabout 5 years ago

    LOL well i can get you to blush then, and you called my by my first and last name, i can hear you saying it…lol ohhh im a naghty boy.

  • Yes you can get me to blush eve with 8 miles bewteen our computers. LOL You where lucky did not use your full name then you knowyou had crossed the line. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 5 years ago

    Gosh I can feel the serenity from my side of the monitor (on the other side of the world). Great capture Kaz!

  • It did just have some thing, a wonderful thing to look at and photograph but not that big, does have a vibe. hope the serenity continues for you. : )

    – Karen Betts

  • Linda Ridpath
    Linda Ridpathabout 5 years ago

    beautiful subject and a lovely image….. in fact because it is buddha i am gonna fave it!!! :>)

  • Thank you so much Linda, this does seem to be a image peopel are enjoying. Thank you so much for the favourite.

    – Karen Betts

  • Smudger
    Smudgerabout 5 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • Thank you Steve, appreciate you leaving such a nice comment.

    – Karen Betts

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