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Buddhist Prayer Candles

A Pale Flicker

Ghostly prayer candles flickering at twilight.

I took this about a month ago at Gagwonsa Temple (각원사) in the mountains outside of Cheonan, S. Korea. I had just finished a long hike down from the peak of Taejosan Mtn where I had been shooting the sunset. I could hear the sounds of prayer during my descent, but by the time I arrived the temple was deserted. There was a glass case, isolated and haunting, defiantly glowing while the swell of twilight ushered in the night.

Buddhists light these prayer candles (or wish candles) as offerings. Candles hold a special significance in the Buddhist faith as they believe that enlightenment can be “described as the transmission from a flame from one candle to another candle”  allowing both candles to burn brightly without diminishing the flame of either.

Camera: Nikon D3100, 18-55mm lens

Effects: Inverted and Cross Processed

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2 thoughts on “A Pale Flicker

  1. wow, beautiful effect!

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