13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Lanterns for Remembrance

In Hawaii, Memorial Day is commemorated by the Lantern Floating Festival dedicated to departed loved ones. The canoe in the ceremony reminded me of legends of a ferryman escorting the passed to the afterlife and the lanterns representing their souls.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2015
Date Uploaded: 05.2015
Photo Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Camera: FinePix S4500
Copyright: © Chantalle Van Putten