his holiness dalai lama | on the way to morning teachings | tabo monastery | spiti valley | northern himachal pradesh | india
© tim buckley | bodhiimages
…i love this with the all the different heads and levels.
this was only the second time i’d photographed his holiness, officially – with a pass. so i just watched what other photographers were doing, their mannerisms, comfort levels and tenacity.
amongst the machine guns and police and army, quite a scary experience to step up and be brave. i had a 75-300mm lens (w/ a short lens at the ready) so i took a chance, and stepped out into the middle of nowhere to get this.
fortunately one of my dear brothers, who works for HH, was quite close, and i kept an eye on him for a warning. quite amazing standing out in the middle of a cleared area, and seeing the thought “how long can i stand here?” – thuje nang (thank you) ….