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As is typical in the Chinese culture this old woman paid honor to her own deceased relatives, along with dozens of other people, in a cemetery near Beijing, China, with her offering of burning incense. The air was pungent with the mixed aromas of the smokey tapers.

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old age, hommage, burning incense, chinese culture, beijing, china, candid

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist”
Oscar Wilde

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  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    lovely image xx

  • thanks lynn
    she was one of many folks there doing the same thing with incense for their lost relatives

    – phil decocco

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 1 year ago

    Marvellous image, Phil – such wonderful hands!

  • shulie
    she was so careful and made every move count, it seemed. this arthritic fingers looked like they caused her some discomfort

    – phil decocco

  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Strattonover 1 year ago

    Great candid, Phil. Interesting character study. :-)

  • thanks pete,
    the strength of their cultural value set towards respecting the elder, alive, and all those who have gone on is powerful to see

    – phil decocco

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaover 1 year ago

    SUPERB candid Phil!

  • many thanks al,
    she joined dozens and dozens of other with incense as tribute

    – phil decocco

  • Michiel de Lange
    Michiel de Langeover 1 year ago

  • muchiel
    many thanks for selecting this image to feature!

    – phil decocco

  • shadowlea
    shadowleaabout 1 year ago

    CONGRATULATIONS… on your beautiful work

    featured

  • Thanks very much, irene for selecting this one to feature. An honor!

    – phil decocco

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...11 months ago


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  • thanks thomas for this feature!

    – phil decocco

  • patcheah
    patcheah11 months ago

    Lovely image! I love the hands-amazing clarity. Congratulations on your feature!

  • patcheah
    so glad you liked seeing this one. She was clearly devoted to remembering loved ones

    – phil decocco

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