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Challenge: Free Study 2016-04 (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Canon EOS-70D
Lens: Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
Location: Zhong He, New Taipei City
Date: Apr 17, 2016
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/30
Date Uploaded: Apr 17, 2016

Part of a Buddhist celebration. One person will volunteer and show full devotion to the god. He will each time they stop on a given place, hurt himself on his forehead with a kind of sword with needles and do this many times along the procession. I saw it many times during the years here in Taiwan already, but never took pictures of the bloody people and I think that it's maybe gore to show it that way, but it's a good representation of how it really is. The person is in complete trance.

Place: 51 out of 117
Avg (all users): 5.7857
Avg (commenters): 7.2500
Avg (participants): 5.7609
Avg (non-participants): 5.9000
Views since voting: 403
Views during voting: 114
Votes: 56
Comments: 6
Favorites: 1 (view)

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05/08/2016 05:56:55 PM
Thanks for the story and the great shot.
I was one of your 10's.
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05/08/2016 12:17:29 AM
I gave 8. didn't know what to say.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/07/2016 11:45:58 PM
wow. A movie still just begging for more of the story.
this is worth a breaking rad award. I'll post it later.
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Further- even the composition and motorcycles in the distance add to the interest and drama here.
It's a WOW for sure.

Message edited by author 2016-05-09 10:41:18.
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05/07/2016 04:21:46 PM
Absolutely fascinating scene, and intriguing title. looking forward to reading the story.
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05/02/2016 09:06:44 PM
not sure what I'm seeing here, makes me think of a crime scene or an accident, dramatic and authentic are two words that come to mind, disturbing is another
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05/01/2016 06:02:02 PM
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