mandala @ sera monastery (སེ་ར་), lhasa, tibet



(this is traditional tibetan buddhist sandpainting. all the colored sand is laid down painstakingly with tiny applicators)

sacred yamdrok lake -- completely unedited photo 2 (btwn lhasa & gyantse, tibet)


(fisheye lens; watermark added; otherwise it's just the majesty of yamdrok lake)


sacred yamdrok lake -- completely unedited photo 1 (btwn lhasa & gyantse, tibet)


(i even left in the obvious vignetting caused by the filter to keep this honest -- all i did was add a watermark -- the colors are this surreal)


roof of the jokhang temple in lhasa, tibet