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The Claire Visit...Part 7

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Love the response to yesterday’s pic. Thanks, all Smile

Moira, I never even thought about the scale of the bells being a mystery! I’m glad you put that out there in yesterday’s comments. V1 here reveals the scale.

Actually, V1 was a hilarious moment. Claire was down on one knee about to take a pic of the door. I was taking a pic of Claire taking the door. She’d just about composed the shot. Just then, this lady comes along…and gently and serenely rings the 3 bells from left to right. I kept a straight face but inside I was howling at Claire's shot being momentarily sideswiped. Now obviously this is something some temple goers do as they leave the temple. Maybe it’s kinda like dipping your fingers in holy water as you leave a church? And obviously temple goers should be able to go about their stuff…so I didn’t think she was being inconsiderate or anything. I just thought, “Oh man…talk about getting in the shot!” GrinGrin

V2 is another shot of the door…and these are all the door pics I have Sad

Tomorrow…a pic of the floor and the ceiling as we enter the temple.

Andrew

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Title:The Claire Visit...Part 7
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Uploaded:9 Jan 2013 - 12:17 PM
Tags:Bells, Humour / fun, Landscape / travel, Photo journalism, Portraits / people, Temple
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debu
debu e2 Member 4debu vcard India
9 Jan 2013 - 12:41 PM

Lovely images.
debu

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 12:47 PM

Hey we are next doorWinkGrinGrin
That is so irritating getting in the shot, but it has worked well all the sameGrinGrin
Diane

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 12:54 PM

Hey, neighbour Wink

Yep...the 'intrusion' worked out well for me, for sure Smile

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 12:54 PM

Good to see the scale, and your suggested explanation. I think the bells may well be a holy water equivalent; bells do seem to be important in Buddhist tradition and ritual. I have just located this quote:

Quote: According to Tibetan Buddhism, ringing the bell represents an offering to all the buddhas and bodhisattvas in order to accumulate positive karma. Also, the bell represents wisdom, so ringing the bell is the sound of wisdom which purifies confusion.

Q.E.D.???
Regards
Bill

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 12:55 PM

A great candid, Andrew, obviously she was carrying out a ritual, and had no intention of letting Claire take her photo first Grin Carol

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41035 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England134 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:01 PM

.... the bells in the Burmese temples had to be struck an odd number of times as well. Excellent scale on this door, Andrew.

Dave

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:09 PM

Ta, Bill Smile

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 7418 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1001 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:15 PM

Looking at yesterday's V1 I started off imagining this as a little chest of drawers for earrings, trinkets...
How wrong was that!
Moira

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:19 PM

So funny you say that, Moira, 'cos when I worked on V1 today I was like, "That's a pretty big door! Sure doesn't look it in yesterday's V1" Grin

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 1:39 PM

Still loving that wonderful door! Looks like it weights several tonnes too as well as having all that musicality! Rather nice result of the lady getting into the shot in V1.

Ann

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SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 2:33 PM

A really interesting series.

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 3:45 PM

What a fantastic series Andrew.
Bob

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 4:10 PM

That door looks much larger today, it really is beautiful and that 'extra' lady exactly enhances the picture.
Shame we could not see the expression on Clare's face!
Carole

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CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:28 PM

Andrew thank you very much for your User Award, I seem to be having a problem with sending some messages!
Carole

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:36 PM

brilliant detail andrew wonderful colours and tones v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 5:56 PM

Brilliant story Andrew - I'd love to ring those bells! SmileSmile
Ann

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franken
franken e2 Member 113108 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 6:09 PM


Quote: Brilliant story Andrew - I'd love to ring those bells! SmileSmile
Ann

and me!

ken

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8763 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jan 2013 - 7:41 PM

It's so good to have things explained. I wonder if the bells had different tones.

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JimV
JimV  8 Canada3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 4:58 AM

Actually Andrew, the lady appears to me to be totally oblivious to both of you, intent only in performing her ritual ringing of the bells, you did get a nice shot afterwards though, as V2 shows! All's Well That Ends Well!!
Rgds., Jim

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 8:30 AM

Claire seems to have the same kind of photo luck as me. I spent the entire day at Valencia's City of Arts & Sciences having my shots invaded by oblivious idiots who were posing for 'me at' shots. Claire's bad luck makes for a great candid shot though and I love version 2.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jan 2013 - 3:00 PM

v2 is very beautiful.
where I come from, somebody once called them dark stumblers.. these shady characters that stumble into your picture

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10 Jan 2013 - 9:02 PM

These definitely ring my bell Andrew, the inclusion of the people adds so much and places these images in the travel photography category

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