Bhutan - Culture & Religion - Jeff Henry Photography
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Friends and Candles

Friends and Candles

Walking around one of Bhutan's oldest temples, these three young novice monks began following me and a few other photographers. 

I entered a large butter candle room, immediately hit by the immense heat created by hundreds, if not thousands, of copper-encased candles. I paid to light 10 of these candles, but asked the oldest novice to light them for me; not a simple request given the language barrier. 

After he started, his two friends stood off to the side watching, until one put his arms around the other. I quickly captured several frames before the scene changed; but before it did, I got my favorite image of the entire trip.

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