The Annual Festival at Wat Lao Buddhavong by Vailmedia

Here is a video by vailmedia of the July 4th event at Wat Lao Buddhavong.

I had a great seat in front, as I was watching the video, it’s funny that I spot myself. Here are 2 screen shots from the video, I’m at the bottom right hand corner wearing a brown blouse.  🙂

This one is from front view, 2 of my sisters were next to me on my right hand side, and one in back.  I used a monopod for my camera, it helps hold the heavy camera and great for tight space like this.  In this image, I think I was taking a picture of Mike since I was looking through the viewfinder. I use the same camera for taking pictures and shooting videos.

The 31st Anniversary Celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3-4, 2010

This is our fourth year attending the July 4th celebration at Wat Lao Buddhavong, and my first year able to do videos of the event.  Video clips take up a lot of memory that I had to shoot sparingly and it also meant taking less photos this year.

According to our Buddhist belief, Tuk Badt or Almsgiving is believed by many that it’s a Boun (merit making) of life, that they’ll live a long and healthy life which technically speaking by Tuk Badt, they’re offering foods to the monks to sustain their livelihoods. We Busa (donate money for) the alms bowl this year, it was $10 and Lee was putting the sticky rice in the monk’s bowl.

Candles and incense sticks for worshiping.

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Lotus and Water Lilies at Wat Lao Buddhavong July 3, 2010

The best time to photograph lotus and water lily is early morning when the buds first open, and my schedules on Saturday and Sunday morning were so hectic that I took these photos on both days while I was waiting for my dad and sisters.

The floating gazebo adds a visual interest to the pond.

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