This year’s visit to the temple has been a lot of fun for us, I did more videos than photography. Some of my photos were blurry like the image below, having to switch back and forth from video to photo taking was a pain since I only have one camera. The videos and photos were taken with my Canon T2i and the EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom lens. And only a few photos were taken with my EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Ultra-Wide Zoom lens.I don’t have a steady hand and used a Monopod when shooting videos, it works perfect for crowded area.
I like the sharpness of this image below, and wish she had looked up. I kept coming back to the image, perhaps there is something there that keeps drawing me back to it.
I didn’t have enough time in the morning to spend by the pond, the light is prettiest in the evening but all the lilies were closed by then.
The Buddha Garden was well maintained this year in comparison to last year.
The animal signs.
I met a lady and her family that flew all the way from California to visit their deceased father. This is a resting place for many passed loved ones.
And a meditation place for monks and Buddhists.
Thanks for reading all my Wat Lao Buddhavong posts. This is my last post, and you’re probably thinking “it’s about time!” I know, till next year. 🙂
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Very nice photos as always; if you didn’t know this was the US, you’d think you were in Laos.
Hi Jeffrey, it feels like back home when you step into the temple ground and we didn’t have to travel as far. 🙂
Finally, a set of photos :-). Lately, I’ve notices that you tend to lean toward shooting more videos. Looks calm and quite, gives you that feeling of empty temple.
seeharhed, I think when it comes to performance it’s better to capture with video than images. I have a good audience on Youtube for events video such as this.
I thought the crowd was thin last year, this year was even less people and many didn’t show up until afternoon. I think the entertainment has a lot to do with it, and as I search through Youtube I found out that Baitaung toured the US in Dec2010 and Jan2011. This made me think that she didn’t go back home and is doing another tour now.
The meditation room look a little small don’t you think? I spent a lot of time at wat area I noticed there were many monks have cameras and samrtphone I thought monk were not allow to have any excessory like that makes me wonder sometime.
Hi salalao, I can understand the cell phone so that the people can contact the temple, but phone gadget or iPads for personal entertainment is hard to accept. My dad would tell us that we should have faith in the religion and not the individual monks that might be there for their personal gain, sometimes I just look the other way.
I thought the meditation room was for the head monk only, although I never did ask.
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