Morning Prayer

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:02+00:00 November 13th, 2012|21 Comments

Canon 5DMkIII, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens, 1/125 sec at f/5.6. ISO 1600.

Yesterday morning we stopped by the Bayan Temple first thing in the morning, and in that same area was a Pagoda with a large group of children monks. They were so cute! They were called to dinner as we were there, so they rushed upstairs and crowded around a table to eat.

Then, shortly after, I heard the most beautiful thing which I imagine was the prayer before they ate. An older monk started chanting, and then all of the children repeated it in unison. It was like a song—rhythmic and flowing, and to hear it coming from small children intensified it even more. I’m sure it’s a common, everyday occurrence to them, but to me it was one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard.

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Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,


  1. Paulo José Santos November 13, 2012 at 1:58 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for explain your comment above the cultural way and   it's a amazing pic, show us a lot of signs like children, prision and oranges colours and lights…Congratulations.

  2. Sir Francis J Santiago November 13, 2012 at 2:01 am - Reply

    Very nice experience! I felt the feeling like if I wes there!
    Touchiest, thanks for sharing it! Love always!

  3. Gordon Hitt November 13, 2012 at 2:14 am - Reply

    You just made me miss them so much.Really got to go back now

  4. Chance Barber November 13, 2012 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Great story.

  5. Chris Chabot November 13, 2012 at 2:49 am - Reply

    Such lively colors and the religious undertones never fail to tell a moving story – lovely capture +Nicole S. Young !

  6. federico medrano November 13, 2012 at 2:54 am - Reply

    Kgran Talento….!!!

  7. Corinne M November 13, 2012 at 4:49 am - Reply

    Thank you very much for this lovely, vicarious experience. I wish it had been caught on audio.

  8. Ken Toney November 13, 2012 at 4:53 am - Reply

    Awesome , that would be an experience most of us never enjoy!

  9. Vathana Vong November 13, 2012 at 5:42 am - Reply

    Thanks for posting my country activity.

  10. Renjith Babu November 13, 2012 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Combodia is a great place of spiritual activities…..thanx for the post

  11. Amin Shahin November 13, 2012 at 6:57 am - Reply

    wow!! what a great
    awesome pics

  12. Sajjad Y November 13, 2012 at 7:17 am - Reply


  13. Giles Stepney November 13, 2012 at 7:59 am - Reply

    Really lovely shot.

  14. Hans Reurings November 13, 2012 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Beautiful photo and story.
    I love the smile.

  15. ranga vijay November 13, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

    i think its taken near buddist camp.. its really nic1

  16. hafez mahmoud November 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm - Reply


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  18. geo fred November 14, 2012 at 5:37 am - Reply

    nice photo

  19. Theresia Popken November 16, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    HI bI

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