Funeral Flowers

If you can see the full moon this month you are very fortunate. It has been raining here, I guess I wouldn’t trade the rain for the full moon, my garden needs the rain more. These flowers are called Dork Chan, it sounds like moon flower in Lao language.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/4, 1/15sec, ISO 3200, focal length 37mm, exposure bias 0step, evaluative metering

Dork Chan flowers are passing out at a Lao funeral service to be placed in the casket with the body.  It’s believed that you can communicate with a spirit with 1 incense stick, and this flower is tied to 1 candle and 1 incense stick, which allows you to communicate with the deceased to say your final farewell.

Canon T2i, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM lens, Aperture Priority, f/4, 1/15sec, ISO 3200, focal length 40mm, EB 0, evaluative metering

I was working on the funeral video for the family late last night and the power at my house went off.  There was no storm, the light blinked several times and finally went off for good.  It was very odd, kind of eerie and a good thing that Max didn’t start howling.