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Lucky Begging Bowls

Lucky Begging Bowls

Bangkok, Thailand

يوليو 2007

Along the edge of Wat Pho are many begging bowls. Begging bowls are traditionally used by the monks to collect food, as they are expected to live solely off of the charity of the community. We saw them actually carrying out this tradition at Ayutthaya, although most of the other monks we saw were normal people, stopping at the 7-11 and such. It is said that if you put a coin in each of these particular bowls, it brings good luck. So naturally, we tried it out.

Exposure/Camera Settings

Resolution: 400 x 600
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO Equivalent: 400
Focal Length: 34mm
Flash Used: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Shutter Speed: 1/10s
Metering Mode: Pattern
Exposure Program: unknown