Buddhist offering after a rain

Buddhist offering after a rain Hijirizaka temple area, Mita, Tokyo

Sunrise Balloons over Bagan


Before Sunrise

Bagan, Myanmar

Sunrise over Ancient and Modern Bagan


Japanese monk

Zen monk at Shuokuji temple Kita-Komatsu, Lake Biwa, Japan

Enryakuji Porch

Enryaku-ji (延暦寺) in the spring mist on Mount Hiei (比叡山), Japan

Novice Nun at Study

Yangon, Myanmar

Novices Monks Sharing Lunch

Yangon, Myanmar

Korean monk

Lives in temple in the NE corner of South Korea

Child Friends

Buddhist temple, Seoul

Korean Monk with Umbrella

Hwaeom-sa (temple), Jirisan, South Korea

Buddhist Monk in Snow

New Year's Day 2012, Cheonan, Korea

Hwagye-sa temple, Seoul

Announcing Evening Vespers

Haein-sa mountain Buddhist temple, South Korea.

Parading Monks

Lantern Festival, Seoul

Buddha's Birthday Parade Dance

Lantern Festival, Seoul

New Year Buddhist Prayers, Seoul

Jogye-sa (temple), Seoul, Korea

Prayers During Buddha's Birthday Season

Chogye Temple, Seoul

Climbing Temple Step in the Rain

Eomwha-sa (temple), Jirisan, South Korea

Rainy Temple Visit, Korea

Eomwha Temple, Jirisan

Korean Autumn Sunburst

Ma-gok Temple, Chungnam, South Korea

Buddhist rain basins, Korea

These are 3 of the 6 bronze basins placed along one side of a temple building at Gapsa mountain temple in Chungnam, South Korea. The original image was lighter and I had to remove some major distracting elements from the basins to try to achieve simplicity. The reflection in the basin in the foreground is of a temple corner eve.At the last minute, I was forced to visit the temple with just one lens. Not knowing exactly what I would find, I grabbed my dependable go-to lens, the Nikkor 28~300mm. It is a relatively slow and large lens, but is also one of Nikon's most versatile lenses of all time. It is very much the ultimate travel and street lens, in many people's opinions.

Buddhist Temple Tiles

Haein-sa, South Korea - Gaya mountain Buddhist temple

After Buddha's Birthday

Haein Temple, South Korea

Temple Running Toddler

Eomwha-sa (Temple), Jirisan, South Korea

Buddhist Temple Dragon

Ma-gok Temple, Chungnam, South Korea

Buddhist Temple Dragon Head

Big Buddha Offering

Temple Under Rennovation

Chiang Khong, Thailand, near crossing into Laos

Temple Under Rennovation -HDR

Chiang Khong, Thailand, near crossing into Laos

Temple Morning

Wat Chedi Luang

Wat Arun Stupas at Sunset, Bangkok

The foreground is a five-exposure HDR whereas the background skies are made from a single exposure.

Buddha Holding Setting Sun, Wat Arun

Bangkok, Thailand

Thai Sunburst Dragon

Photographed about 3:00 pm, at a wat (Buddhist temple) entrance dragon at Wat Rangsit in northern Bangkok on New Year's Day. This is a 9-exposure HDR, shot hand held.

Wat Arun in the Bangkok Late Afternoon

Hand-held 5-frame HDR exposure shot from a moving river boat on Dec. 23, 2013.

Countryside Temple Monk

Ang Thong, Thailand

Ayutthaya Monks

Two monks I literally bumped into as I took their photo up close with an ultra-wide angle lens in Ayutthaya, Thailand. The monk in the back gave me a friendly pat on the back before proceeding on.

Monk's Candle Meditation

Wat Pan Tao, Chaing Mail, Thailand

Chiangmai Monk

Cambodian Monk

Sieng Reap

Thai Forest Monk

Wat U Mong, near Chiangmai, Thailand

Thai Monk in Procession

Rangsit, northern Bangkok, New Year procession, 2014

Inquiring Monk

Buddhist monk, Lamphun, Thailand - December 2012

Passing Down the Culture

Rangsit, northern Bangkok, Thailand - New Year's Monks' Procession and Believers' Blessings

Monks Morning Commute

Wat Chedi Luang, Chiangmai

Monks on the March

New Year's Procession, Rangsit, northern Bangkok

Three New Year's Monks

Rangsit northern Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok Monks

Rangsit, northern Bangkok, Thailand

Monks Crossing

New Year's monks processing, Rangsit northern Bangkok

Balinese Buddha

Danu Bratan, Bali, Indonesia

Bali Temple Girl

Next to Denpensar Market (version3)

Balinese Hindu Priest

Kuripan Tabanan, Bali, Indonesia

Ritual Bathers

Tirta Empul, Bali, Indonesia, January 2012

Balinese Hindu Priest (hatted)

Bali,Jankuary 2012

Morning Spirits Sacrifice

Tossing milk to the spirits of the four directions

Korean shaman making offering

Seoul, Korea 2011

Thai Lotus

Wat Phra Keau, Bangkok

Monk's Family Blessing

Muang-ek (Rangsit) northern Bangkok, Thailand

Ayutthaya Golden Buddha


Birds On Buddha, Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya, Thailand

Monk Traveler at Rest

By Erwon Shrine, downtown Bangkok, Thailand

Holy Cow

Bangkok temple cow

Buddhist Nun Cymbal Dancer

Buddha's Birthday Lantern Festival, Seoul, Korea

Naksansa Bodhisattva Rice Offerings

Rice offerings to Gwanseeum-Bosal or Bodhisattva of Mercy at Naksan Temple, Korea

Lotus bud at Naksan Temple

Lotus bud at Naksan Temple, South Korea

Novice Monk in the Window

Buddhist novice monk in the window of Swe Yanghwe Kyaung temple, north of Nyuang Swe in the north shore area of Inle Lake, Myanmar.

Monks and Stupa

Botataung Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Inside the Pagoda

Botataung Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Monk at Sule Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Visiting monk agreed to have his photo taken; made from 3 exposures.

Festival Crowd, Shwedagon Temple, Yangon

South entrance to Shwedagon Temple, Yangon, Myanmar

Spiritual Doors at Maha Wizaya Pagoda

Located just south of Shwedagon Pagoda complex in central Yangon). (Burmese: မဟာဝိဇယစေတီ, Maha Vijaya), Myanmar.

Thadingyut or Festival of Lights

Thadingyut or Festival of Lights Shwedagon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Sunrise over Bagan


Bagan Dawn


Morning Balloons

Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan Sunrise


Monk in a Plastic Chair

Yangon River Ferry, Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon Begging Novice


Yangon Morning Alms Begging

This is an example of what Jay Maisel calls "the gesture." That is, the line of monks lead the eye to the rightmost monk, but the gesture is having the good luck of having the last monk look over his shoulder at the photographer. Without that turning of the head, this would have been a nothing image.

Mountain Cemetery

Springtime, at the base of Mt. Hie, near Kyoto, Japan

Senior Monk

Head monk at Shutoku-ji, Kita Komatsu, overlooking Lake Biwa, Japan

Early Morning Novice Monk

Yangon, Myanmar

Shirohige Jinja Torii

Lake Biwa, Japan

Three-story Pagoda, Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto

Mountain Temple

Mountain temple at Arashiyama, Kyoto

Morning chat on the Yangon River, Myanmar

Yangon River ferry, Yangon, Myanmar

Morning Buddhist Nun

Nyuangshwe, Myanmar

Early Morning Monks’ Alms Collection

Nyaungshwe (Inle), Myanmar

Morning marketplace prayers

Nyuangshwe (Inle), Shan State, Myanmar

Morning Alms Collection

Nyunagshwe (Inle), Myanmar

Temple Attendant

Mt. Popa, Myanmar

Novice Monk

Mt. Popa, near Bagan, Myanmar

Mountain Roofed Stairways

Mount Popa, near Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan at Sunset


Sunset at Bagan


Monks’ Meal

Shan village of Indein, Myanmar

Temple Dog

Mount Popa, near Bagan, Myanmar

Boy with Novice Nuns

Shwedegon Pagoda, Yangon, Myanmar

Prayer Lamps at Shwedagon Pagoda

Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Elderly Buddhist monk

Indein village (Inle Lake), Myanmar

Early morning at Bagan


Sunrise Over Bagan


Early Sunrise

Bagan, Myanmar

Shwedagon Worshipper

Yangon, Myanmar

Elder Monk

87-year-old retired high school teacher turned monk Yangon River ferry, Myanmar

Just Before Buddha’s Birthday

My neighborhood prepares for Buddha’s Birthday!

Chiangmai Monk

Day After Buddha’s Birthday

Geumsan-sa, near Jeonju, Chollabug-do, Korea, one day following Buddha’s Birthday

Mireuk Temple, Korea


Geumsan Temple Chairs

Near Jeonju, South Korea

Ancient Temple’s Pond, Korea

Surviving pond of gone, ancient temple of Mireuk-sa.

Bangkok National Museum

Siwamokkhaphiman Hall’s Gallery of Thai History within the Bangkok National Museum.

Wat Thewarat, Bangkok

Thai Spiraling Dragon

Erawan Museum interior, Bangkok

Behind the Buddhist Temple at Night

Jogye Temple during the Chrysanthemum Festival

Back of Main Hall

Jogye-san (Jogye Temple), Seoul, Korea

Bhutanese Monk

Tashichho Dzong, Thimpu, Bhutan

Bhutan Thimpku DochulaPassHimalayasStupa

Early morning at Dochula Pass, Bhutan. Memorial stupa in foreground, Himalayas in background.

One Man’s Worship

Punakha countryside Buddhist shrine, Bhutan

Littlest Worshipper

National Memorial Chorten, Thimpu, Bhutan

Young Buddhist Monk

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Punakha Dzong Courtyard Pano

Punakha Dzong Courtyard Panorama, Bhutan Pano made up of multiple vertical images using a 14mm lens.

Buddha Point

Thimpu, Bhutan

Sun Break at Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan

Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Bhtan’s national icon - elevation 3120 meters (10,236 feet) - where the unacclimated visitor can inhale a full lung’s of air and feel like one has not inhaled anything at all.

Bhutanese Pilgrim

National Memorial Chorten, Thimphu, Bhutan

Bhutanese Pilgrim, Thimphu

Chorten Memorial piigrim

Quiet moment in front of the temple

Tashichho Dzong, Themphu, Bhutan

Dzong Courtyard

Punakha Dzong fortress monastery, Bhutan

Bhutanese Doorways

Doors of Punakha Dzong (fortress monastery), Bhutan

Prayer Wheel Turner

Chimmi Lhakhang temple, Punakha temple, Bhutan

New Year Day's Prayers

During Lunar New Year's Day, February 2017

Proceeding to Sutras

Jakar Dzong (administrative/religious fortress), Central Bhutan