For Good Luck | Photograph by Rodney Ee (@eastcoastrod)
“In Thai traditions, it is considered good luck to release a sky lantern, which symbolizes one’s problems and worries floating away,” writes Your Shot photographer Rodney Ee. “During the Yi Peng Lantern Festival in Thailand, thousands of such lanterns are released at the same time.”
“This frame is magical Rodney — a perfect use of reflection to heighten the visual experience. I love it. Thank you for explaining in your caption the tradition I am looking at. I now better understand the significance of the thousands of lanterns being released. I love the idea of thousands of peoples’ problems and worries simultaneously floating away. Well done!” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee).
This photo was published in our “Traditions Around the World” story, curated by David Y. Lee. To submit to our current assignments, including “Off the Beaten Path” curated by @natgeoexpeditions Digital Media Special Lindsay Kuczera (@linkuczera), “Ocean Encounters” curated by @natgeo Explorer and Creative Conservationist Asher Jay (@earthheiress) and “Epic” curated by @natgeo Photographer Robbie Shone (@shonephotography), go to the link in our profile. #YourShotPhotographer