Making sense of my photography hobby in retirement

Buddhist Monk at Gulguksa Temple, Korea

Of the many images captured during our visit to Korea in 2008, this one keeps coming back to me.  We were in Korea to visit the parents of our daughter-in-law and during our stay we experienced tremendous hospitality and generosity.  Koreans are very proud of their country and our hosts ensured that we saw and experienced as much of the Korean way of life as possible during our three week stay. This included a trip to the historical Gyeongju Province and the many palaces, museums and temples for which the area is famous.

Gulguksa Temple is a World Heritage site and is “No. 1 tourist site in Korea”. While viewing one of the smaller temples on the grounds this Buddhist monk came into view. The bright summer day seemed to make the colours of the temple more vibrant and the monk glow in the sunlight.  In a flash he was gone, but in that flicker of time the image of him walking through the view seemed to capture what this place was all about.

Sony Alpha DSLR – A200, 1/250 sec, F 10, ISO 400, Sony DT 18-70mm lens at 60 mm



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