Photo Of The Day – Tsa Tsas

Title: Tsa Tsas

Location: Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia

Description: Tsa Tsas are as pictured above and made from clay and sometimes mixed with the ashes of loved ones as a memorial. As most Buddhist cremate their dead, and as one of the main tenants of Buddhism is the impermanence of life, these relics are a remind of both those who have passed and that nothing lasts forever.

In the Bonus Image below, you can see how they are set on the ledge of a chorten, a holy site. They can also be found along the road near mountain passes or anything place that has special reverence.

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Lens: Canon 10-24mm EF-S
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 130mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Altitude: Unknown

Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).
Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home.

I’m excited to be heading to Central America to teach photography in November and December of 2017 in Costa Rica and Panama. One trip is from Costa Rica to Panama, including a transit of the Panama Canal and a number of National Parks and islands, while the other is the same itinerary in reverse.

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