Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

If only even just for a minute or two I can be your light to illumine your dark and gloomy night...I will...

 

Sky lanterns, also known as Kongming Lantern are airborne paper lanterns traditionally found in some Asian cultures. They are constructed from oiled rice paper on a bamboo frame, and contain a small candle or fuel cell composed of a waxy flammable material. When lit, the flame heats the air inside the lantern, thus lowering its density causing the lantern to rise into the air. The sky lantern is only airborne for as long as the flame stays alight, after which the lantern floats back to the ground. (Wikipedia)

This photo was taken last November 2010 in Phitsanulok, Thailand in time with the celebration of Loy Khratong Festival. This lantern flew alone by itself but if this goes along with many others, they surely light up the sky creating a majestic effect.

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About enzo

A teacher by profession who makes reading as his past time. He has been addicted to facebooking until he decided to make worthy of his time by writing blogs.
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9 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

  1. Patrick says:

    Nice share, sir! Wonderful pic!

  2. enzo says:

    hey…pat…thanks for dropping by….hoping to get much better shots once i get that cam i have been wanting… 🙂

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  6. j.alms says:

    i know you have some knowledge/experience in taking photos (the right angles, two-thirds, etc).. evidently, this one is amazing..

  7. 2e0mca says:

    Nice pic – enjoyed the informative commentary too 🙂

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