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tkurkowski Oct 23, 2011 1:07 PM

Why I bought SHG glass
 
The most critical photography I do is for our Buddhist temple. When we have a Lama teaching I don't use flash so it's available light down around EV=5 or 6 with a mix of daylight, halogen, and compact flourescent. Landscape photography is easy by comparison, at least for me.

His Holiness Ngawang Tenzin was here last weekend. He is the senior Buddhist Lama in Bhutan which is sorta kinda equivalent to a Cardinal in the Catholic church (the only Christian church whose heirarchy I'm familiar with). Here are a couple of photos:

http://tkurkowski.smugmug.com/Tibeta...ePuja-30-M.jpg


http://tkurkowski.smugmug.com/Tibeta...ePuja-03-L.jpg


http://tkurkowski.smugmug.com/Tibeta...-266HHNT-L.jpg

This was part of a fire ceremony that weekend (included because I liked this photo):

http://tkurkowski.smugmug.com/Tibeta...-Puja-17-L.jpg


Thanks for looking.

Ted

eharrim Oct 23, 2011 2:02 PM

Nice shots Ted. Is this temple in Maryland ?
Eric

tkurkowski Oct 23, 2011 2:45 PM

Hi, Eric. Yes, in Poolesville MD.

Ozzie_Traveller Oct 23, 2011 3:25 PM

G'day TK

Great set of images - like the good colour balance & sharpness
Also like the facial expression in #2 ... beaut

Well done
Regards, Phil

tkurkowski Oct 23, 2011 4:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eharrim (Post 1261695)
Nice shots Ted. Is this temple in Maryland ?
Eric

Eric, I just remembered where you said you grew up. Our Temple is a sister Temple to the one in McDonough.

tkurkowski Oct 23, 2011 4:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ozzie_Traveller (Post 1261719)
G'day TK

Great set of images - like the good colour balance & sharpness
Also like the facial expression in #2 ... beaut

Well done
Regards, Phil

I appreaciate you saying that, because getting the color balance on the whole set of photos took quite a while. (The mix of light sources varies depending on where the camera is looking - the lighting isn't set up for photography.)

Ted

Scouse Oct 23, 2011 5:26 PM

Really excellent photography Ted. Surprised of how much light you gathered there.
Great subject matter.

30 something years ago I took my old OM1 and OM2 to Nepal. Got some nice shots of the temples in and around Kathmandu. Had fun in one "monestary" there, getting friendy with a group of young "novice monks" and realizing that the sense of humour and "golden Rule" is universal.

Travel and meeting people helped my mind grow.

tkurkowski Oct 23, 2011 6:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scouse (Post 1261740)
Had fun in one "monestary" there, getting friendy with a group of young "novice monks" and realizing that the sense of humour and "golden Rule" is universal.

Ken, interesting that you would say that, because I had one photo I think is hilarious but is hard to explain so I didn't post it. You explained it well.

I had taken His Holiness and the young monk who is his attendant (and speaks English pretty well), down to the National Mall one morning when he wasn't teaching. On the way back I stopped at an overlook with a very pretty view of the Potomac. While His Holiness and I walked around the overlook, a couple drove up on a Harley. Here is what the young monk talked them into, while we weren't looking:


http://tkurkowski.smugmug.com/photos...-8QGFjq2-M.jpg

Ya gotta love it!

Ted

Scouse Oct 23, 2011 7:17 PM

Now that's just cool.
Almost like California in the 60's ... :)

tkurkowski Oct 23, 2011 8:13 PM

He actually rides a motorcycle in Bhutan, that being a normal type of transportation. But not a 650 pound Hog. :)


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