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Another HDR image, this time of the Buddha that stands tall in the middle of the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad.

The 18 meter high monolithic statue of Lord Buddha towers over the lake from atop the Rock of Gibraltar. The monolithic statue is chiseled out of a white granite rock, weighting 450 tons. It was carved by 200 sculptors for two years. The statue was transported to Hyderabad in November 1988. After intial problems, the statue was erected on 12th April 1992 on a red colored Lotus pedestral. Source:

Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: f 5
Date/Time Clicked: 2009-08-01 18:34:44
Focal Length: 130 mm
Camera: N/A, Canon EOS 1000D

Photo Tags: Buddha, Hussain Sagar, Hyderabad, Monolith, Tank Bund,

  • This is a beauty!!!! Makes the otherwise drab lake look awesome!!!
    Vanessa @ 2009-08-04 21:13:18
  • Beautiful shot. I love buddha with sunset in the background
    umallya @ 2009-08-12 00:28:03
  • Great scenery. Love the evening tone.
    Cliff @ 2009-08-12 18:15:49
  • dude did u get a shot of d sun center aligned with budha's head.....or even behind wud b classier. btw wher d hell were u 1st aug??
    Austin @ 2009-08-25 08:56:42
  • @Austin: No man, tried.. but the clouds behind did not allow the sun to align behind the head. Was waiting for that shot, but nature played spoil sport..
    Lovell @ 2009-08-25 09:40:38
  • whoa... I have to go here one day... awesome shot!
    Francis @ 2009-10-10 18:03:33