16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Prayer woman

The photo shows one of the women that at night, in front of the Stupa of Kathmandù, lights a candle as a sign of blessing. Only once the candle has been extinguished by the wind, the person returns home to his loved ones. In this case, that woman spent two hours by candlelight before the wind won.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: Kathmandù, Nepal
Camera: Canon EOS 650D
Copyright: © Francesco Meoli