Photo: Alms Giving on Don Khong Island, Laos

Alms Giving on Don Khong Island

Alms Giving on Don Khong Island

Ever since my retirement travel adventures have brought me to Southeast Asia I have been fascinated by the Buddhist practice of Alms Giving. This scene took place early one morning on the island of Don Khong, in the 4,000 Islands areas of Southern Laos. I love the way the light came off the river and highlighted the monks saffron robes. I had to do a little enhancement in Adobe Lightroom to bring up the shadows on the faces but other than that, this scene is pretty much as I saw it.

I made this image with my Canon EOS 6D 20.2 MP DSLR Camera with a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens handheld, set at 320 ISO, 47 mm, f/3.3, 1/160 sec.

 

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Author: Jonathan Look

In 2011 Jonathan Look decided to change his life and pursue adventures instead of comfort and possessions. His goal is to travel the world solo; one country at a time, one year at a time. To accomplish this he got rid of most of his possessions, packed up what little he saw as necessities and headed out. His goal is to spend ten years discovering new places, meeting new people and taking the time to learn about them, their values and their place on this tiny planet. He embraces the philosophy that says a person is the sum of their experiences and rejects the fraud of modern consumerism that makes people into slaves of their consumption. He doesn’t intend to be modern day ascetic, just more mindful of his place in the world and to make decisions according to that new standard.

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