Since there are so many Monks in Bhutan I can hardly only put up one image, so here are a few more. Mostly photographed in the Dzongs and temples of Punakha, Trongsa, Thimpu and Bumthang.
Path to Enlightenment
It seems the Monks are used to being photographed, I guess they are an easy target, but if you are on the path to enlightenment being magnanimous with a group of photographers is just one small test along the way. Either way they were all very friendly and obliging, or perhaps gracious is a better description.
Dont forget to click on the images to see the bigger (and better) version. All three of these images were shot on the Canon 5D Mk II with a Canon 24-105mm f4L
On the way to the Temp
Bhutan Photographic Tour 2013.
The dates for the Bhutan photo tour for 2013 are up! I have redone the whole tour for 2013 and reduced the number of participants to a maximum of 10 people to ensure plenty of personal contact time. You can read about the new Bhutan photo tour for October 2013 on this page
Let the Dance begin
During many of the festivals in Bhutan (a country with lots of festivals), they act out their traditional stories in dance. Most of the stories are quite incomprehensible to the uninitiated without a guide explaining them, but they are fantastic to watch and exciting to be a part of the enthusiastic crowd as the dancers whirl around the coutyard with their costumes flaring out in bright vibrant colours and patterns. Read the rest of this entry »
These are random shots from a roadside stop on the way to Trongsa Dzong in central Bhutan. this fellow and the rest of his team were in the process of putting up a viewing platform shelter on the opposite side of the valley from the Dzong (temple fortress). And like almost all officially placed lookout platforms, it was in the wrong place! It was situated directly opposite the Dzong and the view was very uninspired, the workers themselves were much more interesting, this fellow in particular. He has such a lovely open face, and the light was just right. I got some more interesting pictures of the Dzong later.
Trongsa Province, Central Bhutan. Shot with a Canon 5D Mk II, 24-105mm f4L lens.