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The Claire Visit...Part 7

By ChiliMan
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.


Tags: Photo journalism Bells Temple Landscape and travel Portraits and people Humour and fun

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debu 8 India
9 Jan 2013 12:41PM
Lovely images.

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Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 12:47PM
Hey we are next doorWinkGrinGrin
That is so irritating getting in the shot, but it has worked well all the sameGrinGrin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
9 Jan 2013 12:54PM
Hey, neighbour Wink

Yep...the 'intrusion' worked out well for me, for sure Smile
woolybill1 Plus
11 23 72 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 12:54PM
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.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
9 Jan 2013 12:55PM
A great candid, Andrew, obviously she was carrying out a ritual, and had no intention of letting Claire take her photo first Grin Carol
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
9 Jan 2013 1:01PM
.... the bells in the Burmese temples had to be struck an odd number of times as well. Excellent scale on this door, Andrew.

ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
9 Jan 2013 1:09PM
Ta, Bill Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 1:15PM
Looking at yesterday's V1 I started off imagining this as a little chest of drawers for earrings, trinkets...
How wrong was that!
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
9 Jan 2013 1:19PM
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
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
9 Jan 2013 1:39PM
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.

SUE118 Plus
9 8 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 2:33PM
A really interesting series.
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
9 Jan 2013 3:45PM
What a fantastic series Andrew.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 4:10PM
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!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 5:28PM
Andrew thank you very much for your User Award, I seem to be having a problem with sending some messages!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 5:36PM
brilliant detail andrew wonderful colours and tones v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 5:56PM
Brilliant story Andrew - I'd love to ring those bells! SmileSmile
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 6:09PM

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

and me!

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
9 Jan 2013 7:41PM
It's so good to have things explained. I wonder if the bells had different tones.
JimV 11 6 3 Canada
10 Jan 2013 4:58AM
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
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
10 Jan 2013 8:30AM
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.
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
10 Jan 2013 3:00PM
v2 is very beautiful.
where I come from, somebody once called them dark stumblers.. these shady characters that stumble into your picture
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
10 Jan 2013 9:02PM
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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