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This was taken at Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on the last day of Khmer New Year. The wat was abuzz with activity that day. She was with a number of people (probably family) and she quickly poked her head out of the main sanctuary to fan out the joss sticks that she had just lit. She then proceeded to separate them out to the people that were with her and they continued to the many shrines on the surrounding the main sanctuary. I last saw them leaving a few joss sticks at the shrine of Madame Penh and then pouring water on their heads as a sign of cleansing.


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  • Th3rd World Order
    Th3rd World Orderover 5 years ago

    nice work

  • Thank you very much!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • botticcelli
    botticcelliover 5 years ago

    beautiful picture !

  • Thank you Rafael

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinover 5 years ago

    Really like the way her face anchors this pic in that corner – really cool processing Caroline!

  • Thank you very much Vikram … one of these being at the right place at the right time, I guess! Oh by the way … the dandelions have started coming out. I am on fluffly dandelion alert just for you!!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 5 years ago

    Very cool capture, Caroline….Congrats on your feature with this shot too. Well done.

  • Thank you very much Wendi!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Nour Kasem
    Nour Kasemover 5 years ago

    beautiful shot

  • Thank you Nour

    – Caroline Fournier

  • LorenaLo
    LorenaLoover 5 years ago

    awesome picture

  • Thank you Lorena

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Patty Boyte
    Patty Boyteover 5 years ago

    Congrats on your feature, such a “real” shot, simply wonderful.

  • Thank you very much Patty

    – Caroline Fournier

  • jetsta42
    jetsta42over 5 years ago

    stunning portrait

  • Thank you Jessica

    – Caroline Fournier

  • kazcook1972
    kazcook1972over 5 years ago

    Beautiful tone and great composition. Lovely photo!!

  • Thank you Karen

    – Caroline Fournier

  • sandy1984
    sandy1984over 5 years ago

    love the colors and details

  • Thank you Sandy

    – Caroline Fournier

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