Shanti Prayer Flags

By: Ken Lee


Himalayas, India

2013 June 18


From the photographer: "Tibetan prayer flags whipping in the wind, sending prayers to the heavens on the way up to Shanti Stupa in Leh, Ladakh. Leh is about 3524 meters (11,562 ft) in elevation. Shanti Stupa is a steep 555 steps above that, and was built by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura in 1991 using donkeys to haul the material up. The stupa holds relics of the Buddha at its base, and was enshrined by the Dalai Lama."
Technical Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. Light painted cliff and prayer flags. ISO 400, 25 second exposure, f/3.5
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