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The Amazing Stories Behind Pictures: Places, Events, Poetry, Works of Art Some pictures have far more to see than what is immediately obvious. It's also a window and a library of whatever went before. Tell us this and so we'll be taken beyond the picture deep into the nature and feelings that will buttress the pictures and pull us to come back.

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Old January 20th, 2011, 12:47 AM
fahim mohammed fahim mohammed is offline
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Let me tell you a story.

I wanted to capture the life in a monastery. I was told, I could visit and get some photos.

Would not do for me. I wanted to be with them for at least a couple of days.

Any case, I spent two days with them. Most of the photographs were given to the Head Lama.

I retained a few, with their permission.

Here is one from that retained collection.


In between the Sutras, he asked me how I was finding it.

Basic bed and breakfast, I had said.

I caught him laughing.
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Old January 20th, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Fahim

well did you come back any more enlightened that's what I wanna know
what a nice smile you caught
he is up town with that microphone
man I want one though people would run screaming LOL

Charlotte-
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Old January 20th, 2011, 03:08 PM
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Excellent picture and story. Thanks for sharing these gems Fahim.

Cheers,
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Old January 20th, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Let me tell you a story.

I wanted to capture the life in a monastery. I was told, I could visit and get some photos.

Would not do for me. I wanted to be with them for at least a couple of days.

Any case, I spent two days with them. Most of the photographs were given to the Head Lama.

I retained a few, with their permission.

Here is one from that retained collection.


In between the Sutras, he asked me how I was finding it.

Basic bed and breakfast, I had said.

I caught him laughing.
Fahim,

in general photography pisses me off (which is funny cause I love it - go figure) but sometimes your pictures catch me... i dont smile but laugh...

cheers for that and this...

I find it strange how the poor recording of light - transmitted has this power to connect - and I don't believe there is anything of the scene left in the image other than a measure (poorly) of the light bouncing around at the time..

this is made not caught...
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Old January 21st, 2011, 08:02 AM
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Fahim,

in general photography pisses me off (which is funny cause I love it - go figure) but sometimes your pictures catch me... i dont smile but laugh...

cheers for that and this...

I find it strange how the poor recording of light - transmitted has this power to connect - and I don't believe there is anything of the scene left in the image other than a measure (poorly) of the light bouncing around at the time..

this is made not caught...
Mark, thank you. Isn't that what a part of life should be. We share and maybe laugh together.

Stay well and happy.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 08:03 AM
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Excellent picture and story. Thanks for sharing these gems Fahim.

Cheers,

Cem, as usual your comments leave me very thankful.
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Old January 21st, 2011, 08:06 AM
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Fahim

well did you come back any more enlightened that's what I wanna know
what a nice smile you caught
he is up town with that microphone
man I want one though people would run screaming LOL

Charlotte-
Charlotte, thank you so much for the kind words.

Enlightened ? No.

Enriched ? Very much so.

Kindest regards.
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