Bhutan - People - Jeff Henry Photography
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Brass and Blue

Brass and Blue

South of Trongsa is an incredible nunnery. Aged and unique, this nunnery is a relatively large complex built on the top of a hill. Outside the main temple building, this butter candle room was small and hot, both from the number of photographers inside and the numerous lit candles. No room for tripods in the room, and so I handheld the camera as steadily as I could as this nun moved around behind all the candles. I loved photographing inside these types of rooms, but in this case I thought the far wall, with its uneven color and flanked by the plastic covered windows. The nun was incredibly kind, and lit several more of the candles for us, even as the door remained open and the wind blew into the room.

AsiaBhutanTrongsa area