Taken at the Tam Son Hoi Quan Pagoda in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Cross-processed for consistency with the other photos from this trip. The beam of light is very real!


temple, incense, burning, vietnam, pagoda, saigon, atmospheric, cones, coils, ho chi minh city


  • Kaylea
    Kayleaabout 5 years ago

    This is stunning Caroline. The light really makes it x

  • Thanks Kaylea!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • gemynd
    gemyndabout 5 years ago

    caroline what an amazing eye you have…. your folio is just beautiful …you captured such a quiet stillness here yet other works have an energy and editorial immediacy….have enjoyed viewing your travels…and delighting in your work

  • wow you sure know how to give a compliment!! Thank you so very much for that incredibly kind comment. It definitely inspires and encourages me to keep doing what I am doing. Glad you like the photos!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Vikram Franklin
    Vikram Franklinabout 5 years ago

    Love the light – and the desaturation/cross-processing – it creates such a wonderful mood.
    PS: These are incense cones?

  • Thanks Vikram … they’re incense coils. It’s like one big stick that was just wound around. I think that I read that they burn continuously for a week. At the rate that I burn incense in my house, I should have just brought a couple of these back in my suitcase!!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Deirdreb
    Deirdrebabout 5 years ago

    Great capture with beautiful light.

  • Thank you Deirdre

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloabout 5 years ago

    Gorgeous lighting, beautiful capture :-)

  • Thank you Angie for all of your very kind comments. Glad you like the photos!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Di Jenkins
    Di Jenkinsabout 5 years ago

    Really well seen & shot – the light shaft is stunning!

  • Thank you Di!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Th3rd World Order
    Th3rd World Orderalmost 5 years ago

    awesome work

  • Thank you very much!

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Suze Chalmers
    Suze Chalmersover 4 years ago

    This is fabulous – we’d love to see it the XPro group

  • Thank you very much Suze

    – Caroline Fournier

  • Cat2be
    Cat2beover 4 years ago

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