Thanks at the Buddhist Temple

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    While walking around the city of Melaka on Saturday afternoon, I was getting lost on purpose through the back streets. I came across a Buddhist sanctuary and temple. As I came around the outer wall, I found this old guy meditating and begging. I gave him a few Malaysian Ringits and he said thank you while I took this quick shot.

    He didn't speak any English but continued to give thanks and bow to me while sitting calmly.


    Kris Kros, susan_r4, andrewsp13, and 35 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Buck Hilo 74 months ago | reply

      Wunderfull! Great colors and composition

    2. Opio_29 [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      बुद्ध धर्म.
      El hombre se sintio en comunion con tu persona, fundamento del momento de la meditacion ... la felicidad en su cara da idea del Nirvāņa y el despertar de Samsāra. Una gente maravillosa.


    3. Weaselmcfee 74 months ago | reply

      maybe - you - were the answer to some of his prayers:) Nice shot, i like the balance of back ground with foreground and I like the particular earthy tones...even his cute little (maybe toothless) face ;) Nice photo and nice of you, thanks for the view, and the story!!

    4. gillian daSilva 74 months ago | reply

      His eyes...are indeed thankful. His smile creeps into his eyes. Brilliant photo.

    5. This Miller 74 months ago | reply

      Whatta face!?! great shot my man.

    6. î-löömîn Images [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      Nice facial expression. The slightly off-centered composition worked very well. Love it.

    7. neilalderney123 74 months ago | reply

      Great Portrait Trey

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    8. Doc macaSTAT 74 months ago | reply

      impressive capture. Artfully takes us there to your moment together.

    9. gfidias [deleted] 74 months ago | reply

      very good!

    10. ArtFromPixels 74 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called All Memories Welcome!, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

      I love every part of this photo

    11. tguttilla 74 months ago | reply

      Great Photo!

    12. Vittorio Ubertone 74 months ago | reply

      From 400ASA.IT
      This is an excellent photo!!!

      Accept this prize and admit your photo to a noble contest among the finest in:
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    13. Eye on World (.) 74 months ago | reply

      Ssssssssssssssssssuuuuuuuuuuuuupppppppppppppeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrr !!!

    14. Mr.Enjoy 74 months ago | reply

      Fantastic comp and colours..
      Wonderful expression and portrait..

    15. jubilus 74 months ago | reply

      I've lurked in the background admiring your photographs and hdr compositing, but this picture I think may be my favorite. It evokes a lot of emotion when you think about it. Imagine yourself in a situation where a stranger giving you some money evokes such a profound feeling of thankfulness. It's one thing to say "Thank you" but words aren't even needed for this expression.

    16. MonicaSmoot 73 months ago | reply

      Nice wall. I like the reds.

      Even your "quick shots" are really good.

    17. Jayneblonde 73 months ago | reply

      beautiful. clean. I love the white and red background with his red shirt.

    18. sebastien joho 62 months ago | reply

      Beautiful capture.

    19. Todd Tyrtle 17 months ago | reply

      Thank you for posting this photo and sharing it under a Creative Commons license. We used it as an illustration on our site, 500 Kindnesses to go with a pledge we received. This project is a charity bike ride where instead of asking for money, we ask our sponsors to pledge acts of kindness for others in the hopes of spreading kindness throughout the world . Last year we rode from Toronto to New York City on a tandem bicycle. Next year we will leave from Mobile, Alabama on another tandem bike and ride home to Toronto along the Underground Railroad Bicycle Route. More about the project is here, and the entry is posted here.

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