In this my second shot from the 'Phuket Vegetarian Festival'; this devotee or 'Ma Song' (meaning entranced horse) bears the burden of these two Chinese decorative umbrellas pierced through each cheek. This Ma Song would have been pierced this morning at sunrise and would endure this all through the procession to the temple, all in an effort to bestow good fortune.
I hope you like the shot, more to come.
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carper (96) 2009-10-25 10:13
oeps, two umbrellas
you kidding me. I have never seen this before, a good details shot well composed and technical oke.
good one Dan Have a nice day.
BelCan75 (2201) 2009-10-25 10:22
Interesting story why they would put themselves through this. The photo is great with wonderful colours and beautiful details. I like that it almost has a sepia look to it, but yet it's colour. Great work!
BennyV (13867) 2009-10-25 11:31
I don't know if this really would be an argument pro vegetarianism, Dan...
Great up-close shot, fantastic shades of brown...but it's the topic that does it here, of course. Cutting edge stuff!
Thanks for sharing.
PJE (20758) 2009-10-25 13:48
Dan what happens if the wind picks up? Also I am wondering if the umbrella handles are removable to allow the user to be free from them. Again the eyes are not as pronounced as in your first posting, but the colors here are really befitting his skin tones. Again very nicely framed. Good stuff Dan.
On a side note did you eat breakfast before you arrived at this ritual event?
gneufeld (15890) 2009-10-25 13:51
Whoa, this is unusual - what lengths some cultures won't go in order to mark special events and celebrations? Are these "punctures" permanent or what?? I like the intricate details of the umbrella. TFS. Gerald
sabermonajati (9735) 2009-10-26 1:26
in asia is usualy this woeks.
amazing frame you shot.
pattabe (421) 2009-10-28 1:59
very impressive, this series of photos of this festival in Phuket, great shots, well captured, good Job,
Regards Freddy (Bangkok)
SaidQirimli (480) 2009-12-13 13:02
Excelent shot that shocks!
This guy got a really genius idea about the place to put his umbrella into...
- Copyright: Dan Walsh (danielswalsh) (13599)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-26
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mk II, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM, @ ISO 320
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/2000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Phuket Vegetarian Festival [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-10-25 10:06