A man spinning the prayer wheels outside the Yiga Choling Gompa in Ghoom, 5km from Darjeeling. This Tibetan monastery was built in 1875 and contains a 5m statue of Budha.
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jinju (14265) 2006-01-14 23:32
Good stuff John,
nice close up, intimate and fantastic composition. Love the background of the moving spinning wheels
rakeshgupta (2672) 2006-01-15 10:25
Very good skin tone. Good shining metallic prayer wheels in the monsastery. The colors are good and overall composition is nice.
KevRyan (22956) 2006-02-07 14:41
A nicely framed 'live' shot of this practice in action John - i very much like the capture of his expression - great stuff!
best wishes kev
Dakota55 (392) 2006-03-22 23:13
I like the close framing around the man and the little bit of blur in his hand and the prayer wheels. His face shows the importance this tradition to him.
kajspice (4542) 2006-04-23 15:52
Good angle you have chosen here and nice inclusion of his hand.
I do like this and I think it has huge potential, though I feel that something is missing...cant quite put my finger on it??
- Copyright: John Hopkins (johnhopkins) (866)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-11-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-01-14 8:21