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buddhist monk chiang mai

Buddha Ears

This shot is from Wat Phan Tao in Chiang Mai, one of my favorite monk hunting spots in the city. I spent several minutes taking fake shots of Buddhas waiting for this novice monk to quit paying attention to me so I could grab my shot of him. No such luck. I think he knew what I was up to. As much as I hate to do so, I finally had to ask him if I could take his picture. No problem. Except then he ‘posed’ for me. That usually kills the shot. In this case though it highlighted his enormous, Buddha-like ears, and it ended up being a keeper.