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Details of a Queen
Playing in the snow
Horses by the beach
O Guerreiro
Nostalgic Paris
playa negra
Brussels
Gods palette
A glass of craft beer in Colorado
Notre Dame under the snow
playa negra
The cake decoration
Chasing warbirds: C-47 “Skytrain” followed by two SNJ-5 “Pilot Makers” over the horseshoe bend of the Ohio River
Graffitti
The trail leading to the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge
Place de la Défense
Esperanza sugar pier
Dancer preparing during Photoshoot
Autumn in Small Town Vermont
Tales in Metulla
Float like a butterfly
Colour Palette
Dancer in extreme Motion
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
The cake decoration

The first day I arrived at Songtzalin Monastery I had the privilege of being invited to seat with a group of Monks in a private ceremony. I had a beautiful meditation surrounded by polyphonic chantings, bells and percussion and wind instruments. Given the magic of that moment I was tempted to grab the camera and start taking photos. But I had the feeling that the magic of that moment would have vanished and I would become a mere tourist. So I left the camera in the bag.

TAGS: Cake, China, Kitchen, Monastery

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Tiana, Spain
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2015
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 22, 2015, 1:13 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/20
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