The Nuns of Mandalay, Myanmar
I spent a good 15-20 minutes at a Buddhist nunnery in Mandalay and was able to watch them as they prepared for school. Although they were receptive and allowed us to see their place, they were quite shy and reserved. Although there were opportunities for some subdued photographs, I eventually asked them if they would like a print of themselves as I had my Selphy printer along. They posed and I gave them the print (on the lap of the nun on the right). It as a different story after that and their smiles opened up as well as their guard falling off. There are many times giving something in return is not too much to ask and reaps wonderful rewards.

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Media ID 20121004080548835  
Date Tue Dec 27, '11 08:51PM
Comments 0
Views 3149
Keywords Myanmar, Burma, Mandalay, Buddhist, Portrait
Uploaded By Richard P Schoettger
Aperture Value f//4
Date/Time Tue Dec 27, '11 08:51PM
EXIF Image Height 1000 pixels
EXIF Image Width 1500 pixels
Exposure Bias -0.67 EV
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Focal Length 35 mm
ISO 1600
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