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Prayer Wheel
06-MAY-2009 Walter O. Koenig

Prayer Wheel

It is said that prayer wheels are used to accumulate wisdom and merit or good karma and to purify negativities such as bad karma.
The most commonly used mantra in prayer wheels is Om Mani Padme Hum. This mantra is the resonant vibration that helps tune a human being toward enlightenment energies

Learn more about Prayer Wheels here

The image above was taken for this weeks Totally Informal Transglobal "Thursday" Challenge: "Wheels".

Check out images of other participants here

Nikon D300 ,Tamron SP AF DI 90mm f/2.8 Macro
1/160s f/3.0 at 90.0mm iso2500 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Art White09-May-2009 01:14
Beautifully realize and done.
Inga Morozoff08-May-2009 17:06
Really nice details on that. Is it hand made?
Ed Preston08-May-2009 15:37
What a great way to think of the challenge!
Dave Hein08-May-2009 06:59
Lovely shot, Walter!
Pat Shawyer08-May-2009 06:18
Beautiful shot Walter
Nancy Lobaugh08-May-2009 02:37
Laura Sebastianelli08-May-2009 00:54
beautiful image! and not what I expected from the words in your lead-in!
Jola Dziubinska07-May-2009 23:17
Beautiful object and beautiful photo, wonderful golden details and DOF. V.
Flo Hendry07-May-2009 21:34
Great shot for the challenge....great details and tones. Great entry...original.
sue anne07-May-2009 21:21
The art detail and this knowledge is very beautiful.
Cliff Hutson07-May-2009 21:10
Beautiful work.
Russ Rose07-May-2009 21:01
nice image. love the dof. great color. nice idea.
Matylda Lempel-Chareza Photography07-May-2009 20:03
well done
Máire Uí Mhaicín07-May-2009 17:59
A superb image. Really well done, love the dof and the tones.-v-
Doug Cruden07-May-2009 17:45
Rich warm colours, perfect DoF and a informative narrative...great stuff, Walter...and yes, something a bit different (while we all grab shots of the cars' wheels, lol!!) which displays your creative eye. V
Ken Duckert07-May-2009 16:05
Beautiful shot with interesting information. Well done!
J. Scott Coile07-May-2009 15:15
Spin it a few times for me...
mathilda williams07-May-2009 14:43
Beautiful! I wish you plenty of good karma this week :)
Ilana gil07-May-2009 13:49
Love the DOF! so beautiful presentation, Well done!
monica memoli07-May-2009 08:52
Great job! v
Maaike Huizer07-May-2009 08:45
A gorgeous object and so well taken. Very nice DOF.
Ann...07-May-2009 06:48
It's beautifully crafted and on this background looks a real treasure.
Evaristo Buendia-Carrera07-May-2009 05:09
Norbert Fortelny07-May-2009 05:09
Love the colors, excellent entry.
Paul Williamson07-May-2009 04:50
The background compliments it really well
Dan Chusid07-May-2009 04:41
Looks like the other wheel's fallen off the chariot!
Cindi Smith07-May-2009 03:38
Hmmmm....never had to use one of these....I just pray and God listens. Very cool prayer wheel though. Love the image! Great detail and very good thinking outside the box!
carol j. phipps07-May-2009 00:41
Beautiful image! Artistic prayer wheel. Original submission!
Ray Rebortira07-May-2009 00:18
One can almost hear the mantra --- sonorous, soothing and eventually silent, still.
Jeff Lobaugh06-May-2009 23:54
This is a wonderful image of what must be a true treasure!
Laryl06-May-2009 23:52
beautiful image, well done
Phillip Normanton06-May-2009 23:28
Super DoF and light - and something a little exotic for the challenge :o)
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