Yi Peng Lantern Release

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    Hundreds of lanterns are released for Yi Peng festival in Mae Jo near CHiang Mai, Thailand.

    craigbeck, Pamela MacNaughtan, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. it is elisa 53 months ago | reply

      great perspective and light. maybe i would have cropped the girl, but it's only my pov. well done!

    2. CanvasOfLight 53 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the comment!
      Yes I was thinking of cropping the girl too, but then I realized that without a "human subject" it loses all sense of perspective. Although I would have preferred a different angle, I think the girl adds a bit more to the photo.


    3. thailand_photos 52 months ago | reply

      stunning shot!

      And I agree not crop the girl out of this image. this way it adds a bit more of depth I think!

    4. Valentinian 50 months ago | reply

      great sense of magic here!

    5. horngyih 49 months ago | reply

      Hope you don't mind, I'm doing a bit of research for Yi Peng 2011 and am trying to figure out where to go see these magnificent displays of floating lanterns.

      Where were these taken in or near Chiang Mai?


    6. CanvasOfLight 49 months ago | reply

      Hi ,

      Yes the best place to watch the lantern release during Yi Peng is North of Thailand, near Chiang Mai in a town called Mae Jo. They have a huge festival with hundreds of people releasing the lanterns at the same time after a Buddhist ceremony.
      Truly beautiful moment.
      You have more photos here if you wish: www.canvas-of-light.com/2010/11/photo-essay-loy-krathongy...


    7. horngyih 49 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the tip. =)

    8. horngyih 47 months ago | reply

      Hi Daniel, any idea when the Yi Peng festival will be this year? Still at Maejo University?

    9. CanvasOfLight 47 months ago | reply

      No idea exactly when but it will be mid-November probably.
      The festival can be seen from everywhere but yes, they will do it again at Mae Jo probably, that's where the most lanterns are released at the same time.

    10. horngyih 47 months ago | reply

      :) Thanks for the heads up.

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