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Lantern Floating II by laiquendi-elf Lantern Floating II by laiquendi-elf
Another shot from Memorial Day, 2009. Magic Island, Ala Moana beach Park, Oahu. Japanese lantern floating ceremony. See also: [link]

Traditional Japanese lantern floating festival to send the souls of those who gave their lives into the calm sea at sunset.

There were rumored 40,000 people at the event that night, with thousands lighting their own personal lanterns with messages for loved ones.

A beautiful night!
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Suggester says, "The golden glow of the lanterns matches the sunset and complements the blues and grays in this stunningly beautiful and sad Memorial Day photo." Lantern Floating II by *laiquendi-elf

[Photojournalism > Public Gatherings & Events]
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TatyanaChe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
very beautifully
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NightKunoichi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
This is simply gorgeous.  And the ceremony is amazing!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
You've been featured: fav.me/d6nsjyf
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zeiruch Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconlaiquendi-elf:
laiquendi-elf Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
it's very beautiful :) thanks for the credit!
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:iconzeiruch:
zeiruch Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hello can i use your image as my photo manipulation?tnx.....
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struckrevenge Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
[link] thanks do you mind if i use it as a premade?
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:iconlaiquendi-elf:
laiquendi-elf Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
with credit, sure. I'd like to see
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nadav-y Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
hi there :)
i wrote a photography article of the subject - "Everyone is a photographer" in my blog and i chose your picture as an example of one of the genres, with a full credit and a link back for your art included.
you're welcome to check on it if you wish - [link]

have a great weekend,
N.
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:iconlaiquendi-elf:
laiquendi-elf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks, how cool.
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:iconnadav-y:
nadav-y Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
welcome :)
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Zurthuryx Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I guess that I learned something new today after all. Also, what a beautiful and majestic sight.
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MarkRDragunov Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
I want one!
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CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!!!
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:iconrosazul:
rosazul Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful! do you mind if i attempt to paint this?
:love:
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:iconlaiquendi-elf:
laiquendi-elf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
no problem.. I'd like to see it when its done :) a little reference to the original source is all that's needed somewhere in your credits, comment, whichever.
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FireBrite Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Very cool! Hope to see this in person one day.
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DragonKira Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
This is stunning!
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NigNag Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Outstanding
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NigNag Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Outstanding
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WailHeart Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is really beautiful :]
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:iconnignag:
NigNag Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
outstanding exceptional piece
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Jaberwakey Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Beautiful~
Sensitive and serene
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Tikury Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, really awesome:D:D
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nixonsound Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
wow
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Kissmyash2 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
this is waaaay better than the simular pic i took on maui. we use paper lanterns, these lanterns are super nice. thumbs up yo.
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AntarcticDreamer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Student General Artist
This is a beautiful photograph :) I love the balance in the colours.
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Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured in my current journal! :)
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:iconlaiquendi-elf:
laiquendi-elf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks v. much. :)
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pica-kwial Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
The floating lanterns are so lovely. Like stars, waiting to be put up in the sky.

Just wondering, what does happen to the lanterns, when the festival is over? Where do they go?
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laiquendi-elf Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
There's actually a netting farther out near the mouth of the bay, and so the lanterns are collected and don't pollute the sea. :)
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Konoka-chan Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Hello there! I'm just stopping by to let you know that this piece of art, has been featured [link] <- There! Sorry, its a bit of a messy feature, but its there, I promise you! :heart::heart:
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laiquendi-elf Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
appreciate it! :)
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jimmyvilas Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
So beautiful....

There are no words to describe it...
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SteelAtlas Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic image, I featured it randomly in my most recent journal ([link]) if thats alright :)
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laiquendi-elf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Not a problem, thanks very much!
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dugger66 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
soo beautiful
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Ithillen Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009   General Artist
This picture is stunning. Your composition is spot on and the subject matter is heart warming.
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jade-pandora Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
As soon as I saw the thumbnail of this I knew it was serenely beautiful in the full view.

Congratulations for the DD!
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invisiblebloodygirl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
OMG really love this :D
good job.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Professional
sweet job
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playerground Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
En verdad es una hermosa foto, un momento memorable que combina muy bien con la hermosa luz del atardecer...
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FallingDark Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Magical.
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Suphiria Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
That is a truly magnificent picture, the sunset adds to the calm mood and the lanterns just lighten all of that up! :iconblush--plz:
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Modernmilk Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
awesome! :D
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allykat08 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
I am now in love. :heart:
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retroboy78 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Cute.
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random-impressions Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
wonderful shot~! :]

i remember going to this event a couple of years ago. a very emotionally moving and beautiful event ^^
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777Tails Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's amazing!:wow: Very nice photo!:thumbsup::D
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