A perfect example of how depth of field can completely make a background become insignificant. The statue is clearly the dominant figure in this photo. Having a fast lens allows this to happen.
On one of my excursions to the Bronx Zoo, I found this very visible stone statue of a Rhino.
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This photo was taken with a Canon AE-1 with Illford 400 Delta. The Buddha is approximately 3 feet tall. It's located in a super huge monastery, in Kent, NY.