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Tea Time in Tibet



We were looking for monks in Drepung Monastery (Tibet) when, suddenly, bells started ringing out loud. Monks started coming from everywhere... Whether it was f...
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We were looking for monks in Drepung Monastery (Tibet) when, suddenly, bells started ringing out loud. Monks started coming from everywhere... Whether it was for tea or for lunch, this one seemed more in a hurry than the others!
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3 Comments | Report
lancellotti
 
lancellotti August 03, 2017
Very nice
livit
 
livit September 04, 2019
Love it 👍
bilyana_simone PRO+
 
bilyana_simone November 22, 2019
Great shot!

Behind The Lens

Location
I was in Drepung Monastery (Tibet) when I took this picture. Suddenly, bells started ringing out loud. Monks started coming from everywhere. I have no idea if it was teatime or lunchtime but this one was really in a hurry to get his!
Time
Time of the day was everything but ideal! It was something like noon time... I would have loved to be there at better moments of the day to take pictures, but I was with a guide - an obligation for non Chinese visitors - and Chinese authorities force non Chinese tourists to follow a close schedule as soon as they leave Lhassa (with road checking and so on...).
Lighting
I was literally chasing monks - with all the necessary respect of course ???? - so as to make sure to catch natural moments of their daily life. Nevertheless, this one came out of nowhere! No time was left for preparing my camera! I just pressed the button while praying the previous settings would be alright. Thanks God it was!
Equipment
This was a shot on a Sony DSC-RX 100M2 (ISO: 160 - Exposure: 1/800)
Inspiration
I was looking for Tibetan monks to photograph... My preconceived idea was to find monks in a "zen" or "meditative" state! But life being what it is, even for spiritual minded persons, this very down to earth picture was the best of all my Tibetan pictures!
Editing
Being just an amateur photographer who had the chance to live in Asia for a few years, I just used SNAPSEED to post-process this picture (with simple HDR, blur, vignetting, ...). One of the very first ones I ever post-processed actually!
In my camera bag
Just my Sony DSC-RX 100M2. I will definitely need more with time, but right now it helps me get nice shots while being close from people without scaring them with huge lenses ????LOL
Feedback
No advice to give right now. Only advice to receive! Just enjoy! Whatever your level, even as low as mine, you can all do that!

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