Bagan Photo Shoot #4: The Alms Line

This post continues our series describing photography sessions with the photographer Maung Maung Bagan in Bagan, Myanmar.  As our morning photo shoot with the young monk was nearing 11 am, we made one last stop at an “alms line.” This line of 20 statues is headed by Buddha, indicated by the Ushnisha (enlightenment elevation) on top of his head and the elongated ears.   He and the following 19 monks hold alms bowls. We cannot read the signs at the feet of the statues, but they are probably lessons in Buddhism. Our model is carrying his sandals because the walkway beside the statues is sacred.

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Alms Line

This photo was taken on February 8, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 400, f/5, 1/1000 sec, 37 mm

For the earlier posts in this series, see:

Bagan Photo Shoot 1: I need a map

Bagan Photo Shoot 2: The Firewood Seller

Bagan Photo Shoot 3: The Monk at Prayer

Stay tuned for more posts in this series, using different models in the afternoon of the same day.

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