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Holy Day
Photograph by Mattias Klum

Cymbals punctuate a special prayer chanted during a Saga Dawa ceremony. In honor of the event Hanle's monks donned elaborate hats last worn at the monastery 15 years before. People living in the surrounding valley brought offerings of yak butter and rice. By praying, the monks are believed to help both themselves and the members of the wider community draw closer to enlightenment.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Kodakchrome 200
Lens: Nikon 28mm f/1.4
Speed and F-Stop: 1/50 @ f/3.5
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Natural light


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