“The Day I Met That Religious Man in Bali, INDONESIA” (1/3)...I met this religious man outside the Tanah Lot Temple in Bali. He stood out from the rest of the crowd because he had very long hair tugged underneath his headgear, and a long white beard.
I was a little wary in approaching him for a photograph initially, being aware of the local tradition where women do not normally approach men, especially when they are strangers.
I lingered around for quite some time before I picked up enough courage to walk up to him and asked for permission to photograph him. He looked a little surprised, but graciously agreed. He looked very serious in the first few shots I took of him, and I paused to ask whether he could smile a little. By then, his group of friends started laughing and were making fun of him to get him to smile.
I captured this image of him with a wide grin just as one of them was saying to me, “Make sure you capture all his hair and his beard!! Don’t leave any of that out.”🤣😅😂...(to be continued...)