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Forbidden Gardens, in Katy, Texas, is a fascinating outdoor museum replicating some of China's major historic scenes. Guided tours take you back to the third century BC to view the first Emperor's amazing 8,000 piece terra-cotta army replicated in 1/3 scale. The tour continues to the intricately detailed miniatures of the famous Forbidden City in Beijing which served as palaces for nearly 500 years of Imperial rule in 1/20 scale.

You might notice this statue is a man-dog, a very exclusive use only. I tried to compensate the white balance for this one but you see the end result. It was very bright this day in Houston.

(constructive critique is welcome)
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Jan 16 2007 16:45 GMT jambysunedited
crying and laughing at the same time :-)))) ....really funny image PP!!!
Jan 16 2007 16:52 GMT Lensvision
White is always difficult in bright light, the best way is using a graycard. Measure the light reflecting off the card by holding it in front of your camera (hold it so you can only see the card), let the camera remember the setting and then take the picture. It should be better.
Sometimes you still have to underexpose a bit.

It's a funny statue!
Jan 16 2007 18:06 GMT litz
Great image PP..!
Jan 16 2007 19:17 GMT bennystr
Great one!
You can try spot light metering, but i think you know that already...
Jan 18 2007 03:35 GMT jomoud PRO
how would you avoid the pink glare in the white?
I love the statute
Jan 18 2007 14:42 GMT Poulet PRO
Very interesting sculpture !!