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The Temple Priest

I visited a small village temple area where villagers were getting ready for a ceremony. As I looked into the temple I saw this man, the temple priest, and hel...
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I visited a small village temple area where villagers were getting ready for a ceremony. As I looked into the temple I saw this man, the temple priest, and held my camera up to ask if I could take a picture. He nodded and held his hands together in a sign of welcome, as I fired off this single shot.

Edit - Photography is often a very personal thing for me, and the moments I experience when taking images often have more meaning for me than those who see the image. This is to be expected because I was there experiencing all the sights and sounds and smells and the moments either side of the one captured. It's a great feeling when other people also connect with an image that means so much to me. Thank you to everyone who takes the time to comment or "award".
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Honorable Mention in Exploring Spirituality Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Exploring Spirituality Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Inspiring Portraits Photo Contest get inspired magazine
Contest Finalist in People In Black And White Photo Contest
Contest Finalist in Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2
Contest Finalist in Cultures of the World Photo Contest
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People In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
People In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class
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ViewBug Photography Awards 2018Top 10 class week 1
Shooting Hands Photo ContestTop 10 class
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Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol3Top 10 class week 1
Everything In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class
Anything People Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Everything In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
A World In Black And White Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monochrome Creative Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class
Monochrome Creative Compositions Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 2
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol2Top 10 class week 1
The Talent AwardsTop 30 class
Cultures of the World Photo ContestTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class
ViewBug Photography AwardsTop 10 class week 1
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol1Top 20 class
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol1Top 10 class week 2
Black And White Compositions Photo Contest vol1Top 10 class week 1
The Face Of A Man Photo ContestTop 10 class
The Face Of A Man Photo ContestTop 20 class week 1

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15 Comments | Report
berniemazor
 
berniemazor April 08, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
berniemazor
 
berniemazor April 08, 2017
What a wonderful face!! Thank you for this.
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Hamster7 April 08, 2017
Thanks berniermazor. He does have some character in those eyes.
traceymcdonald
 
traceymcdonald June 18, 2017
Beautiful!
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Hamster7 June 19, 2017
Thank You Tracey!
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots June 27, 2017
Great capture! Congrats.
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Hamster7 June 27, 2017
Thanks JDLifeshots
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Hamster7 February 02, 2018
Thanks Birmo :-)
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Hamster7 February 03, 2018
Thanks for the kind words people (somehow managed to delete your comment Taffspride, but it is appreciated). It’s a nice surprise to be in the mix with some epic finalists.
Suvan
 
Suvan March 05, 2018
Wonderful
Suvan
 
Suvan March 05, 2018
????
Neckbone
 
Neckbone June 01, 2018
Great shot! Congrats!
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Hamster7 June 04, 2018
Thank you!
Mlabyrd72
 
Mlabyrd72 June 02, 2018
Fantastic! Transcends all time and yet poignantly relevant! I am utterly left inspired and truly in awe. Well done!!!
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Hamster7 June 04, 2018
Thank you very much for those kind words. Much appreciated!
harmeetsingh
 
harmeetsingh Mar 12
nice
maureenrueffer
 
What an incredible moment
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Hamster7 Aug 19
You know, it really was. They don't often happen like that and thankfully it's in focus :-)
maureenrueffer
 
Your words make this even better The expression you’ve captured on him makes this shot amazing