Thursday, July 14, 2011

2011, Day 195 - Canang sari

Every day the devout Hindu people on Bali make offerings to show their gratitude to the gods for their good fortune.  They are usually made on trays of young palm leaves and include rice, flower petals and incense.  These offerings, called canang sari, are a common sight on the island and I found these tokens of religious devotion inspiring not only in their presence but in their simple elegance.

The woman pictured below is at the market in Ubud.  She is there every day and always in the same spot.  The towel helps to cushion the materials she brings every day, balanced on her head, as she walks to the market.  In her hands she holds her breakfast while waiting for customers to come purchase flowers so make their daily offerings.

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 24-70/f2.8L
70mm, f2.8, 1/1250 sec @ 400 ISO

1 comment:

  1. Found you on Google+. :-) A lot of nice photos here. Well done!

    I should have done my picture a day like this, great recent photos. I literally took a pic a day and made a post. A lot of pressure that way & improved a lot. Unfortunately the wife exploded one day that I take too many pictures and spend too much time on the computer. No more pic a day. :-) Keep up the good work!