Achieved in PS CS5, using brushes and burn and doge distortion from the original photo

taken at the Hindu Monastery in Kauai

I was so taken with this statue and I do love Shiva.

Lord Shiva is the Lord of mercy and compassion. He protects devotees from evil forces such as lust, greed, and anger. He grants boons, bestows grace and awakens wisdom in His devotees. Since the tasks of Lord Shiva are numerous, He cannot be symbolized in one form. For this reason the images of Shiva vary significantly in their symbolism.


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  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    He cannot be symbolized in one form… such beautiful work dear Linaji-amazing treatment that really lifts this image to another plane my friend xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • aww you da best Rosie!! now I am off to work.. LOVE YOU!

    – linaji

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 3 years ago

    stunning image, beautifully worked,dawnx

  • thanks so much Dawnie!!!

    – linaji

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Amazing processing – as Rose says, it gives this image a huge lift. Well done.

  • I took a few and really liked this perspective for he is larger thank life and a golden boy for sure. Thanks Wendi!!

    – linaji

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

  • your outstanding matches my work..heheh thanks!!

    – linaji

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 3 years ago

    Spectacular! The illumination is amazing! You have definitely elevated this image from the human to the spiritual realm!

  • Hi Joanne!! wow what a great comment, thank you kindly!

    – linaji

  • Sally Sargent
    Sally Sargentover 3 years ago

    Wow, Lina, this is AWESOME! Using worms eye perspective makes Shiva look sooo tall and powerful. Bringing out the dark and light contrasts gives the work a hint of mystery and another-world quality. Nice work! Sally

  • ON my KNEES!! hehehe thanks so much Sally, I am thrilled to be reading your perspective with such acurate description of image. I can see this but to verbalize, I keep learning.. I wish you had a book out!!

    – linaji

  • Desirée Glanville
    Desirée Glanvilleover 3 years ago

    Beautiful Lina! XXX!

  • Hi Daisy!! Oh wow thank you muchly!

    – linaji

  • MoonSpiral
    MoonSpiralover 3 years ago

    Oh that is too kewl!!!!! Shiva power, love it!!!!!

  • Wow Moon! it takes Shiva Power to feel the moon..heheheh.. hope all is well and thank you much!

    – linaji

  • umbra
    umbraover 3 years ago

    very cool….

  • thank you Erich! xx

    – linaji

  • JenLand
    JenLandover 3 years ago

    The treatment & pov really do make Lord Shiva feel so powerful, and I’m feeling the protective love too. Another plane here!

  • Thank you Jen, hope all is well!! Sending you a Shiva HUG!

    – linaji

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