Last Saturday, on the 28th of December 2013, 10,000 monks gathered in Changklan road, not far from Chiang Mai’s walled town, in Northern Thailand, for a mass alms-giving ceremony. Alms-giving plays an important role in the Buddhist tradition of Thailand. By offering food to the monks, not only are Thai people supporting Buddhism, but – based on the Buddhist doctrine, they’re also making merits, whereas merits contribute to attract good luck and spiritual growth. Read More
As many of you already know we’re in Thailand. We arrived last Thursday and we’re here to stay a few months. We’ve taken a nice and fully equipped apartment close to town, and because we have reliable internet access, yesterday we started working our normal hours (which considering the time difference are not so normal anymore – we basically start after lunch).
Anyways, life is good (so far 🙂 ) and it’s great to be here. Our arrival was timely because we got on time for Loy Krathong, the famous lantern festival. After checking my options I decided that I would go to the Pahn Tao temple (Wat Pahn Tao) to watch this Buddhist ceremony that takes place as part of the festival. The atmosphere was simply magic and although the world doesn’t need more pictures of this celebration, I couldn’t keep my hands off my camera 🙂
When I don’t have anything else to shoot or I’m just short of visual inspiration, I take my camera and go to the nearest street market. With a fair amount of characters hanging around, all the colourful items and the intense life going on while the daily business is carried out, Sicilian street markets can never be boring. Read More
Although I appreciate good black & white photography when it’s done by others, I don’t usually make black & white photos myself. However, when I visited Cabo Carvoeiro, in Peniche, Portugal, on an overcast, gloomy day back in March, my visual thinking instinctively switched to monochrome – suddenly all the images I could envision taking were about the textures of the cliffs and, in some cases, those formed by the ocean waves. Read More