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monk shot

Studious Concentration

An orgy of saffron. Unusual for me, I asked this novice monk at Wat Pan Tao in Chiang Mai if I could take his photo. Then had to get across I didn’t want him to look at the camera. Or smile. I would have just snapped the shot without asking, but extreme low light required a still subject so I needed his cooperation. He did good. His buddy who happened upon the scene wasn’t in as of a cooperative mood. No problemo. A bit of cropping and the moving monk blur makes for a nice background.