Fisheye Reclining Buddha

One of the steps in evolving from a snap-shooter to a photographer is planning what you would like to photograph rather than photographing whatever catches your eye while carrying a camera. We, sadly,  are still primarily snap-shooters but we did take a small step towards becoming photographers by planning to take a fish-eye image of the reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in Bangkok before traveling there from the US. We carried a fish-eye lens for five weeks waiting to take this photograph. We stood where we planned and waited for about 15 minutes for the hoard of tourist to briefly clear. In the end, we felt it was worth our effort.