As we were at the monastery there was this monk sitting outside, so peacefully. The cool thing, which unfortunately you can't see in this picture is that he was drinking a Coca-Cola with a straw out of a glass bottle. 


I asked him if I could take his picture {which was a big step out of my comfort zone - thanks for the push from my husband}, he agreed but then put the coke bottle behind him. Sadly I was too nervous to tell him I wanted the picture with the coke. It was such an interesting visual of a mix of worlds. 


Oh well. Hopefully in the future when I am in a similar situation {not necessarily with a monk & a coke} where I want to ask a stranger for something then I'll remember the disappointment of missing this shot and will take the next step out of my {hopefully} expanding comfort zone. 


Constructive criticism always welcome! 


F:8.0 | T:1/40 | ISO:100


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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Madalena (Sunday, 04 May 2014 14:31)

    Still a great shot. Love the rich colors! Yeah, it would have been cool with the coke in hand, but you didn't miss the shot ;)

  • #2

    Mary Goldau (Friday, 30 May 2014 16:02)

    Thanks for the feedback & encouragement Madalena!