Photographer's Note

Still part of my theme on the 'Phuket Vegetarian Festival', but a slightly tamer shot in comparison to the ones I've posted recently. As I walked the procession route on the second morning, I tried to change my focus more to the spectators and local Thai people who came out for the occasion. As I stood on the side of the road, looking down the street to my left, I saw this father and son. The little boy has cotton in his ears and the blanket over his head to protect him from the loud bangs and any firecracker fragments. I caught a fleeting glimpse as he peered out from under his blanket, and quickly realized the shot potential. With my 70-200mm lens, I was far enough to not make it obvious that I was shooting them. I waited for probably 2 minutes before the father realized what I was trying to shoot- and he flipped the blanket up.

Amazingly as though almost on cue, the little boy clapped his hands together in the traditional prayer posture. I'm a firm believer that success is when preparation meets opportunity, and I like to think that is what happened for me on this shot.

I hope you like the shot, more to come...
- Dan

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