Buddhas at Kum Ryong
Buddhas at Kum Ryong – Republic of Korea
A Korean friend of mine told me about the Buddhas at Kum Ryong. She said they were unknown to the rest of the world, and had most likely never been photographed before. The Buddhas were hidden away on a mountaintop along with a Temple and a huge statue looking down over the village below. Each Buddha belonged to a family in the village. The Buddhas were about 2 ft. tall and sat on shelves chiseled into the rock precipice at the top. I could feel that this was a sacred place. There were vibrations in the air. I stood there in silent reverence, the sun waiting to shower the earth with gold. In the last bust of sunlight, I captured Buddhas at Kum Ryong.
Nikon N90 SLR, AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D, exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 sec., ISO 100, filter: Nikon L37C, program mode: Aperture Priority, M-up Mode, Kodak Lumiere 100X 35mm color transparency film, Manfrotto 3221 tripod with Manfrotto 3265 pistol grip ball head, Nikon MC-20 remote cable.