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On To A Better Life

By jkennedy  
Taken during a cremation ceremony on Sanur Beach, Bali, the relatives of the deceased are bringing the urn with the ashes to a boat, (out of picture), which then sails offshore for about 1km to deposit the ashes in the sea. Its a most interesting ceremony to watch and not a sad occasion as its believed that the spirit of the deceased is moving on to a better life.

Thanks for taking time to look at the photo and all comments welcome.


Tags: Black and white Ceremony Bali Beach ball Travel Cremation

Voters: digital_boi, Daisymaye, Ania Pankiewicz and 7 more

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digital_boi 15 3 6 Scotland
23 Feb 2011 12:56PM
Having seen many of these ceremonies over the years in Bali as you rightly say never sad. I wonder what is better than Bali. I assume the high contast is deliberate good work maybe if you have the colour version also put it up as V2 nice to see you uploading again

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
23 Feb 2011 1:17PM
Very interesting and detailed like in a pencil drawing. I like it.....................Sandy
23 Feb 2011 2:48PM
Great image and the mono convertion adds to the sthomspere, wonderful.

jkennedy 15 4 1 Indonesia
24 Feb 2011 1:28AM
Thanks everyone for your comments on this photo. Yes Graham, the high contrast treatment was intentional.

8 Mar 2011 3:50PM
Tip top B/w panorama.
photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
4 Oct 2011 11:57AM
top notch

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