New Year Celebrations (also)

4 months 4 weeks ago #631596 by Khelm
Here are some photos of a different Lunar New Year celebration from a different culture...
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Captured: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 12:13pm

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Captured: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 12:37pm

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Captured: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 12:09pm

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Captured: Tue, 5 Feb 2019 12:28pm


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4 months 4 weeks ago #631711 by Stephen Graham
Very interesting. I especially like the colors of the last shot. 


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4 months 1 week ago #633942 by Adam Wilson
Interesting way to celebrate. The last shot I think is my pick as well. 


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4 months 1 week ago #634171 by Breanna Ellington
I like it when people show photos of their culture or the celebration of their community.. Great shots! 


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4 months 1 week ago #634330 by Kira Minori
What does the throwing of the papers mean? I love seeing traditional representation shots. 


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4 months 1 week ago #634792 by Khelm
Hey everyone thank you for your kind words.  I've been away for a bit.

In their belief the movement of the flags and paper are the same as if they had spoken a prayer.  As the wind blows the flags it's as if they are saying the prayer.  On the flags are a prayer that is written many times.  I know the papers had an image on them but I can't remember if the paper had words or not.  But it's the same idea of movement doing something for them towards their prayers or what have you.  As they were throwing the papers they were saying something I couldn't understand which I believe to be a prayer or something like it.

As I'm not an expert this description probably doesn't do justice to what is happening but it's the best I understand to explain.


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4 months 6 days ago #634857 by Pavel
Great!


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4 months 6 days ago #635006 by Rohan Tushar

Khelm wrote: Hey everyone thank you for your kind words.  I've been away for a bit.

In their belief the movement of the flags and paper are the same as if they had spoken a prayer.  As the wind blows the flags it's as if they are saying the prayer.  On the flags are a prayer that is written many times.  I know the papers had an image on them but I can't remember if the paper had words or not.  But it's the same idea of movement doing something for them towards their prayers or what have you.  As they were throwing the papers they were saying something I couldn't understand which I believe to be a prayer or something like it.

As I'm not an expert this description probably doesn't do justice to what is happening but it's the best I understand to explain.


This is a really good explanation of that phenomenon. Good job for capturing the flying papers in the right timing and angle. 


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4 months 5 days ago #635028 by Khelm
Thanks Rohan and Pavel


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4 months 4 days ago #635198 by Jin Hyuk Kwon
Really good cultural shot! I am so fascinated in the way you conveyed their culture through these shots. 


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4 months 4 days ago - 4 months 4 days ago #635247 by GaryA
So littering is legal on New Years?  ;)

Seriously, I enjoy the different cultures and the images thereof.  I love the idea of prayers, being carried to the Gods, on the shoulders of a breeze, is very romantic.  Similar, I guess, to lighting a candle.

Keep 'em coming!

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3 months 4 weeks ago #636077 by Khelm

Jin Hyuk Kwon wrote: Really good cultural shot! I am so fascinated in the way you conveyed their culture through these shots. 



thank you


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3 months 4 weeks ago #636078 by Khelm

GaryA wrote: So littering is legal on New Years?  ;)

Seriously, I enjoy the different cultures and the images thereof.  I love the idea of prayers, being carried to the Gods, on the shoulders of a breeze, is very romantic.  Similar, I guess, to lighting a candle.

Keep 'em coming!



I am really fortunate to have had the opportunity to be here to capture these images.  Thanks for the kind words.


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3 months 4 weeks ago #636089 by Hannah Williams
Would love to witness celebrations like this well. You're lucky. 


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3 months 3 weeks ago #637266 by Joshua Atkins
This is a good shot that represents a good culture.


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