Shanti Prayer Flags – Long Exposure Night Sky Photo from Buddhist Himalayas

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Tibetan prayer flags whipping in the wind, sending prayers to the heavens on the way up to Shanti Stupa in Leh, Ladakh. Leh is about 3524 meters (11,562 ft.) in elevation. Shanti Stupa is a steep 500 steps above that, and was built by Japanese Buddhist Bhikshu Gyomyo Nakamura in 1991. The stupa holds relics of the Buddha at its base, and was enshrined by the Dalai Lama.


Title: Shanti Prayer Flags
Info: Nikon D7000, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 lens. Light painted cliff and prayer flags. ISO 400, 25 second exposure, f/3.5, 18 June 2013, 11:39 pm.
Photographer: Ken Lee
Location: Leh, Ladakh, Indian Himalayas.

Equipment:  Nikon D7000, Tokina AT-X 116, Feisol tripod.

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