Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind ( Temple)

I wasn’t sure what was on my mind when seeing this in the Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong.

There was a big bronze bowl which has a face molded on it. The bowl full of sand was for insertion of the incense sticks.IMG_6829

Smoke from the incense sticks coming up to the air.

At the same time, light from the roof above was glancing down as the sun was setting.

I had a state of mind which I have never experienced.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds (Incense at Man Mo Temple)

The burning incense is on the left third of the picture.

I have taken this picture at Man Mo Temple, Hong Kong adopting a slow speed.DSCF0162

The smoke just floated from the left to the right side of the picture, blurring the background and giving it a sense of motion.

Smoke gets in My Eyes – Man Mo Temple

The main theme of my photography at Man Mo Temple was smoke and light ; and I thoroughly the experience.

Light was coming in at an angle and there was a swirling cloud of smoke from the burning incense.DSCF0164A

I could remember the smoke scenes from many movie pictures, but it was a scene which I have never seen before.DSCF0160

On looking closer, the smoke from some joss sticks did float up in streaks, streaks which gave the place a particular atmosphere.

The ascending smoke just threw me into a trance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .