The nice thing about digital cameras is there is no longer a need to conserve film, so you can shoot off dozens of shots of one scene. The downside is you may end up with several perfect photos. This shot is from one of my visits to Angkor Thom, just outside of Siem Reap in Cambodia. I posted a similar one in my article about that trip, but with Songkran as an excuse I’m getting to post another now. I took this photo at the beginning of the year and assume the basic idea of the bowl of water being dumped on this guy’s head served the same purpose as it does during Songkran. Even if it was more similar to one of the major water fights than the traditional sprinkling of water over an elder’s head. One of the reasons I managed to take so many shots was that the monk kept dumping bowlful after bowlful, totally drenching this man. He must have had lots of bad luck needing to be washed away.
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