His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Washington D.C.  A.D.  2000 by Matsumoto

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Washington D.C. A.D. 2000 by 

This is from a series of prints shot on the National Mall in Washington D.C. when the Dalai Lama made his trip in 2000. 50% of proceeds from this image will benefit the humanities.
Nikon F4 Tamron 200-500mm lens f5.6
Fujicolor film iso 400

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  • PineappleLuv
    PineappleLuvover 4 years ago

    What a Neat Shot!! I adore this one! He looks so nice and happy! I love his expression!

  • I missed it the 1st time he turned towards me!!!
    I was sitting there hoping that he would turn in my direction again.
    Then happy, happy, joy, joy!!!! :))))))))))

    – Matsumoto

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...over 4 years ago

    He is so wonderful….all goodness always

  • He is such a wonderful person. I’m so happy that I got the opportunity to photograph him. :)

    – Matsumoto

  • © Andrzej Goszcz,M.D. Ph.D
    © Andrzej Gosz...over 4 years ago

    Awesome sniper shoot , congrats with all the best for You Konnichi wa (今日は) with cheers :):) sake Lol :)

  • Oh, no this was up close and personal. I was sitting in the grass right in front of him!!! He is so animated that I had to wait for him to turn my way so that I could get this great portrait of him.
    Thank you for the great commment!!!

    – Matsumoto

  • © Andrzej Goszcz,M.D. Ph.D
    © Andrzej Gosz...over 4 years ago

    tHANK you so much for exclusif informations . Thank You so much. GREAT that You have possibility to be so near So VIP person …. great…great…great… for my onlt hearty greetings Andrew Adalber

  • Pozdrowienia!!! mój przyjaciel. :)))))))))

    – Matsumoto

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 4 years ago

    Wow, how lucky you are. Excellent capture.

  • This is still work from the beginning of my portfolio that I’m resizing.
    I loaded images years ago that were too small for anything but cards so, I’m making the images larger.
    Thank you for the wonderful comment on this as I deleted stuff I lose previous people who may have commented on it four years ago. :)

    – Matsumoto

  • Littlehalfwings
    Littlehalfwingsover 4 years ago

    Awesome! Such a wonderful, happy, shot!

  • It’s always a pleasure to hear from you. Thank you for visiting and the great comment! xox ♥

    – Matsumoto

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 4 years ago

    A once in a life time opportunity. An excellent capture!!!! Bill

  • Thank you very much for the kind great comment. :)

    – Matsumoto

  • chipster
    chipsterover 4 years ago


  • Thank you very much for the great comment!

    – Matsumoto

  • aussiedi
    aussiediover 4 years ago

    awesome capture.what a big thrill to be that close to someone so special


  • Your pretty special yourself! Thank you for the wonderful comment. :)

    – Matsumoto

  • jihyelee
    jihyeleeover 4 years ago

    wow. you are lucky to have dalai lama’s picture. I saw him once in india but it was very strict to take him picture. anyway nice capture! :)

  • It was awsome, he is a very wonderful person to photograph. This was a dream come true! Thank you so much for the great comment. Hope to hear from you again soon! 작별 Arigatou gozaimasu!!! (Thank you very much!!!) 松本

    – Matsumoto

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