Bumthang / Bhutan
Softly softly, like a snow leopard hiding in the Himalayas. The quiet temple of Tamshing rests peacefully all year, until the annual festival. Rustling with colour and kindness, the locals crowd inside to celebrate the monks, the chams, the blessings. It's festive, unpredictable and vibrant.
These photos were taken during the 2013 Bhutan Photo Tour. Every year I make one trip to Bhutan to immerse in the peacefulness of a nation.
You might be surprised also to know that all the photos shown here were taken on a Fujifilm X-M1, a mirrorless camera with interchangable lenses. I wanted to see just how far you can push these little units before craving a full frame DSLR. Turns out you can go a long way with this format.
Ewen Bell's other website is called "Photography for Travellers", an online guide rich in features both practical and philosophical. Field guides to wonderful locations, insights into techniques plus inspiring idea to help you think differently about the art of photography.
Photography for Travellers
Ewen's guiding principles are simple...
"Go slow. Get closer. Look for the light."
"Photography is about showing other people how to see, to share the beauty of life. It's not a job, it's a lifestyle. We only get one lifetime, one chance to add some light into the world. Photography competitions are mostly silly. Cats are excellent."