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Challenge: The Username Challenge IV (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Thailand-Cambodia
Location: Mae Hong Son, Thailand
Date: Jan 3, 2012
Galleries: Architecture, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 3, 2012

This is a view of the Wat Jong Kam temple across Jong Kam lake in a small mountainous town Mae Hong Son in northern Thailand. It is an old Asian tradition to release "sky lanterns" (big rice paper bags with burning something attached underneath, a huge fire hazard if you ask me :)) in various celebrations. As our guide told us, Thai people celebrate all kinds of holidays, Christmas and Western New Year included. So I was lucky to witness the beautiful sight of the release of hundreds of these lanterns during the New Year night in Chiang Mai. This release on January 3rd in Mae Hong Son was unexpected, since there are no significant holidays on that day I am aware of... Perhaps it was to dispose of some leftover lanterns :)

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 133
Avg (all users): 6.9375
Avg (commenters): 8.6923
Avg (participants): 6.6622
Avg (non-participants): 7.1373
Views since voting: 3363
Views during voting: 377
Votes: 176
Comments: 41
Favorites: 7 (view)


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01/17/2012 04:05:43 PM
I have always waited to see an event like this one! My imagination didn't live up to the beauty of your image, Lev! Congrats on your ribbon! ;-)
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01/16/2012 12:55:56 AM
This is wonderful, Lev. What great reflections in the water.
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01/14/2012 09:27:51 PM
Perfect presentation of the name. You were very fortunate to be in the right place at the right time. Love the golden glow of the rising paper lanterns that complement the golden glow of the temple spire. This is truly a breathtaking moment of time captured beautifully. Congratulations on the ribbon! One of my very few 10's.
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01/13/2012 02:31:12 AM
PERFECT FROM SHEZ
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01/12/2012 12:41:45 AM
Congratulations! That is a beautiful sight and lucky you to be there. It sounds like they don't need much of an excuse to celebrate. Fire hazard indeed. I can just imagine what would happen here (Australia) if this were the way we celebrated. As it was they almost called off the fireworks for Melbourne's New Year because of fire risk.
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01/11/2012 10:50:44 PM
Beautiful shot Lev! Congrats on over/under ribbons ;)
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01/11/2012 07:10:52 PM
I saw my name on the front page and for a second I thought I'd won a ribbon, haha, j/k! Great work and congrats, Lev!
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01/11/2012 06:15:49 PM
Wonderful image, I have seen that in movies and anime and always thought it would have been amazing to witness it in person.
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01/11/2012 03:15:52 PM
I hadn't looked at the submissions for this challenge. A fine shot, congrats on the ribbon.
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01/11/2012 01:52:46 PM
Здорово.С настроением фотография
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01/11/2012 11:51:48 AM
That's a killer of a serendipity, for this challenge. Awesome image!
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01/11/2012 11:29:28 AM
I'm glad that you told us what this is...it really is a magical moment...beautiful capture
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01/11/2012 08:32:30 AM
What a delight . and you're so lucky to have witnessed this celebration. Congrats on the yellow!
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01/11/2012 07:56:50 AM
Nice one,Congratulations.
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01/11/2012 03:31:05 AM
Congrats. Another great result from your Asia trip
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01/11/2012 02:30:11 AM
Spectacular, comgrats
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01/11/2012 02:01:08 AM
I love these lanterns. I was at a German wedding where they set these off - pretty large, though - about three feet high! Wonderful interpretation of the username.
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01/11/2012 01:47:00 AM
such a great sight and you captured well. congratuations.
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01/11/2012 12:38:44 AM
Stunning image, wd.
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01/11/2012 12:33:39 AM
Ripper image mate, well done.
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01/11/2012 12:30:27 AM
Magnificent entry, Lev. Congrats on the ribbon.
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01/11/2012 12:16:18 AM
This is just wonderful! Didn't get a chance to vote on this one, but I'm sure it would have been one of my favorites. Actually I just made it one! Congrats on the red.
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01/11/2012 12:15:30 AM
This was my pick for blue, lovely photo! Congrats on the great score and ribbon!
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01/11/2012 12:15:12 AM
Maybe next time, can I have yellow and you get 4th??? Pleeeeeease??? :) What are the odds of that happening 2 times in a row. But seriously, I'm kidding because this is SO deserving of a ribbon! Congratulations!
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01/11/2012 12:09:19 AM
Could this be the start of a yellow rut ? WTG Lev.
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01/11/2012 12:04:42 AM
Go, LEV!!! Congratulations !!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/10/2012 11:27:51 PM
Pretty and magical.
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01/10/2012 10:01:58 PM
Very pretty scene.
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01/10/2012 10:00:18 PM
wonderful
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01/10/2012 08:46:32 PM
just wish the top lantern was deleted ;) still a 10 though! you must have a 5D MK2.... if not, AMAZING ....
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01/10/2012 12:27:54 PM
Wow, what are those things hanging from the sky? I first though they might be inserted from another image but apparently not. Thanks for using my username for your entry. Very unique image!
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01/07/2012 11:55:56 PM
Beautiful!! I love how it's perfect with that username too. Excellent job!! Top scores!
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01/07/2012 11:41:23 PM
wonderful!
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01/07/2012 12:30:09 PM
Best in show
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01/07/2012 12:29:35 PM
Great choice to do this while there is still some light in the sky. Very well balanced image. Magical! 10 and a fave from me.
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01/06/2012 04:01:30 PM
What a ... beautiful image! 9
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01/05/2012 02:57:18 PM
What a lovely interpretation
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01/04/2012 10:39:44 AM
The lights are so crisp!
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01/04/2012 10:30:04 AM
Wow! What a fantastic idea of that user name.
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01/04/2012 01:34:08 AM
My pick for the blue so far. (Voting later)
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01/04/2012 12:03:52 AM
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