LIFE IN DARJEELING SERIES - I (IMAGES OF DAILY LIFE FROM DARJEELING - FIRST IN A SERIES OF 5 IMAGES).
In this photograph,you can see three young Buddhist Monks standing on the Toy Train Track in Darjeeling.
Some Tidbits about the Buddhist Monks.
Monks and nuns are expected to fulfill a variety of roles in the Buddhist community. First and foremost, they are expected to preserve the doctrine and discipline now known as Buddhism. They are also expected to provide a living example for the laity, and to serve as a "field of merit" for lay followers, providing laymen and women with the opportunity to earn merit by giving gifts and support to the monks. In return for the support of the laity, monks and nuns are expected to live an austere life focused on the study of Buddhist doctrine, the practice of meditation, and the observance of good moral character. The relative degree of emphasis on meditation or study has often been debated in the Buddhist community. Many continued to keep a relationship with their original families.
A Bhikkhu or Bhikkhuni first ordains as a Samanera (novice) for a year or more. There are some conditions which must be met in order to be allowed into Buddhist monaticism, such as age between 7 to 70 and haven't broken sīla in some manners when undertaking them. Male novices often ordain at a very young age, but generally no younger than 8. Women usually choose to ordain as adults, since there is no expectation that they do so in childhood. Samaneras live according to the Ten Precepts, but are not responsible for living by the full set of monastic rules, vinaya. Higher ordination, conferring the status of a full Bhikkhu or Bhikkhuni, is usually given only to those 20 or older. Women monastics follow a similar progression, but are required to live as Samaneras for a longer period of time, typically five years.
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aliabazari (16053) 2012-11-23 22:38
प्रिय नमस्ते फरहत
युवा संन्यासी के सौंदर्य शॉट. अच्छा कुशाग्रता और जोखिम. स्पष्ट रूप से देखा.
सम्मान के साथ
mirosu (15302) 2012-11-23 22:50
Very nice photo of this three monks posing for you. There are not smiling but I'm sure they are accepting your camera. Nice color contrast. I like the composition, but IMO it would be even better if you had moved your viewpoint more to the left to get this nice green BG and to eliminate the part of the building, and vertical format (with expansion at the bottom) would be also very nice. Wish yoi a nice weekend.
tedesse (25133) 2012-11-24 0:23
I can see that is going to be an interesting series of Darjeeling.
Nice frame showing three young Buddhist monks.
Beautiful colors and good sharpness of the image.
Have a nice weekend
SWEETFREEDOM (23438) 2012-11-24 0:36
very nice colors and daily life scene.
Fis2 (89977) 2012-11-24 3:33
Ilike this daily life shot.
Good reportorial photo.
jhm (144176) 2012-11-24 5:33
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Three young monks with a lot attention for the camera.
A pity we missing perhaps the feet of the first monk.
Sharpness and clarity are very well.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice weekend,
Tigerlily (3299) 2012-11-24 6:14
Excellently captured iamge.. it seemed that they were a little surprised to see the photographer... I like the light.
Sonata11 (33697) 2012-11-24 7:25
A very beautiful shot of monks in daily life scene with very nice clarity of details. Great POV. The soft light makes the picture very beautiful and attractive. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a nice WE,
lousat (82472) 2012-11-24 9:02
Hi Farhat,a very nice pic,they seems a bit surprised from you camera..ehehe...nice position of this trio and excellent quality of details and colors,it's nice to see something to different,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
holmertz (45167) 2012-11-24 11:09
This is a good and puzzling photo. I guess it was not really intended as a portrait but it has turned out as an interestng triple portrait. The looks of the young monks make me wonder what on earth was going on at the time. Did you say or do something strange to startle them? They do look either upset or just surprised - I am not sure what. They're not very happy with you in any case, but you managed a fine picture.
willperrett (8265) 2012-11-25 3:46
This is an interesting informal group portrait. From their attitudes and expressions, it looks as though you had called to them to attract their attention, and snapped as soon as they turned round, before they had time to adjust to the situation. Either that or they were not keen to be photographed! I can't work out what Buddhist monks are doing on a toy train track!
danos (90257) 2012-11-25 5:12
nice the snapshot with the three young Buddhist monks to look so mysteriously your lens.I like the pose of them as the good manageent of the scene.
Miguel82 (26541) 2012-11-25 5:35
Like that monks portrait
Nice document showing hard life of these young boys
A life dedicated to god
Sharp picture, fine colors, interesting light
Have a nice We
ikeharel (62855) 2012-11-25 5:48
Good evening Farhat,
They all look surprised, staring directly at your camera.
The red gawns are in excelent contrast to the background, street scene.(I always thought they had orange color gawns).
Superb face expression collected.
mohammad_H (9728) 2012-11-25 6:23
Look inquisitive monk, a long red dress
Contrast resolution and clear, good
Enjoy the moment
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-11-25 7:30
This Monks have the same poze i don't know why? They look as if annoyed. Beautiful details and light.
Have a nice Monday,
Nicou (129967) 2012-11-25 9:42
très belle compo me tiamge de ce moines sueprbe avec leur bel habir oruge de cérémonie sueprbe compo et iamge splendide.
bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (15510) 2012-11-25 14:57
superb portrait of these Monks.Nicely composed and the timing was just right for the shot.Overall quality as well as the colors are fabulous.Strong,expressive face expressions make the image even more distinct.Well done!
pajaran (54997) 2012-11-25 22:23
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep trenutak sa mladim monasima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, ostrina, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good text ...
A nice moment with the young monks ...
A good time recording, contrast, sharpness, beautiful colors.
Have a nice day, all the best in the new week that started.
kordinator (20145) 2012-11-25 23:53
Very interesting notes.
Three young monks with a lot attention for the camera.
Sharpness and clarity are excellent.
Great choice of square format.
s_lush (16134) 2012-11-26 6:27
Your have made a very good portrait of these young monks. Good composition, interesting background, perfectly chosen moment, vivid colors and very high quality of the image!
adramad (40602) 2012-11-26 7:45
A splendid composition, in this informal portrait of the three monks, which I believe were captured spontaneously .... beautiful chromaticism which give their red tunics on the green background.
A great job, with great brightness and sharpness. TFS.
Have a nice day.
Oceania (5202) 2012-11-26 8:04
These young Monks remind me the movie recently I watched. "Life of Pi" is a story about an Indian boy stranded on a lifeboat in the Pacific Ocean with a tiger.
ourania (36366) 2012-11-26 12:45
a superb portrait of the three young monks looking straight into your lens and having assumed similar postures. Their expressions are those of typical teenegers towards a stranger they have just noticed and who's aroused their curiosity, very intriguing. If it weren't for their robes this could be a picture of a band. I like very much the depth, the colours and the way the light is falling on them. A wonderful picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
shevchenko (18892) 2012-11-29 0:11
Good portrait of three monks, clear to show their young faces, nice less busy background, sunlight and shading add extra effect to the scene too, interesting composition, thanks for sharing.
delpeoples (55086) 2012-11-29 2:15
Namaskar dear Farhat
What a decisive moment you captured here! One monk is rare but three together is intriguing. I love their faces, so natural and so surprised to be the subject of your photo. Excellent reaction at short notice and a charming photo.
jemaflor (89347) 2012-11-29 13:21
An impression of surprise on their glances, well captured and nice colors for these clothes, good light capture.
Afsanehbagheri (3228) 2012-11-30 22:17
نمای دوست داشتنی از نگاه جوان ها به یک سو بسیار جالب
تبریک دوست من
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-11-30 22:19
Hello dear friend
Register nicely done. Good color and exposure. With respect
maloutim (9639) 2012-11-30 23:31
This is a very interesting post about monks and monastic life in Buddhism.
A natural capture of these three young men dressed in their bright clothes.
Being able to join the monastery at such an early age as 7 or 8, I wonder who chooses for them and if it's then for life.
Thanks for sharing and have a good day.
agulberk (3794) 2012-12-02 1:10
Salaam Dear Farhat
Very nice captured of three burgundy color clothes young Buddhist Monks browsing that They seem as timid and curious.
Thanks for sharing
Have a good Sunday
jacquest (18871) 2012-12-02 4:56
Good portrait of these tree monks with their an expression of curiosity and maybe a bit of annoyance for your lens. The red robes stand well against te vegetation.
Didi (59046) 2012-12-03 11:21
The monks are worried about something, I don't know
In my opinion it's better without the vignetting.
kato (11630) 2012-12-04 3:51
You're capturing well this portrait by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Buddhist monks wearing red clothes. The monk is mentally trained by understanding meditation and the Buddhist scripture. And it is splendid to admonish laity at popular custom or to save a soul. They have a good expression.
mauro61 (52633) 2012-12-04 5:18
hai colto delle espressioni molto particolari sui volti di questi giovani monaci, un po' stupiti dal tuo scatto.
La luce non è perfetta ma l'istantanea è di discreto effetto,
josepmarin (57911) 2012-12-04 12:00
this one is a spontaneous photo, taken rapidly, in that you have caught the looks of these young monks looking at the photographer.
Simple and vital composition.
Cricri (111339) 2012-12-04 23:52
Des expressions de surprise de ces trois moines , dans leurs tenues rouges et sous une belle lumière, note intéressante
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-12-05 10:57
Nice colors and good framing.
Have a nice day.
Robert1969 (7160) 2012-12-06 2:38
Very nice moment for you (and now for the
viewer) that the three young Buddhist
are looking at/in you camera at the same
time. Composition is very good...well done.
clic (16074) 2012-12-10 5:06
Sorry for being so late to answer to your kind words Farhat.
This is a perfect picture, composition-wise because the number three is quite satisfying visually and of course, the complementary magenta color to green backdrop is quite attractive!
eldancer1 (31987) 2012-12-11 7:33
I like the composition and the placement of the monk in the frame. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
pierrefonds (60320) 2012-12-19 4:54
You have captured well the wondering and suprise expression of the monks. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the clothing of the monks. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
fds (8828) 2013-05-10 23:12
dear farhat great picture with this trhee monks to darjeeling
great colors and very interested moment of the life
i licke very much
jcpix (13814) 2014-03-30 19:25
Perhaps it's the toy tracks, but the young monk on the right appears quite tall, and his expression towards your camera is a bit intimidating. :) A great capture, both for its bold color content and triple presence. With good spacing between the three, there's a nice sense of depth. Another daily life scene well taken with candid regard, and nice depiction of local culture. Enjoy the new week ahead. All the best.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16817)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-04
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix L1
- Exposure: f/2.9, 1/512 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-23 20:59