I took the above photo at the Lama Buddhist temple in Beijing, China. The temple was pretty impressive, lots of incense and halls with Buddha statues where people were praying. Outside the halls there were signs at said ‘Please don’t burn incense or film in the halls.’ I kept reading the signs and wondering who would burn film inside? Maybe people were lighting the plastic film their incense was wrapped in. Regardless I kept taking shots until I got to the last hall where there was a GIANT buddah. Whoa… gotta snap me a photo. A guard saw me and yelled ‘No Photos!’ I was perplexed, I didn’t see any signs saying pictures weren’t allowed. Then it dawned on me, “Please don’t burn incense, or flim in the halls” I guess I shouldn’t have been taking all those photos. To my defense the sign could have been a little clearer, maybe a picture of a camera with an X over it would help. I’m happy I didn’t understand or I wouldn’t have gotten the shot.
I came across a burned building in an old neighborhood of Dalian, China. I took some shots of the interior and continued on my day. When I was reviewed my photos I noticed the point of view between two of the shots shifted just slightly enough to give the illusion of 3D. I made a .gif that quickly switches between the two images. It may be a little bumpy but the element of depth is unmistakably visible.
When I visited Seoul, South Korea, I came across the Jogye-sa Buddhist temple located in the heart of the city. The temple was decorated with thousands of lanterns for Buddah’s birthday which occurred a few days before I arrived. While there were many different colors of lanterns, the area in the photo was decorated only in white.