Luang Prabang: Monks collecting their alms.

My posts are going to come out of order based on my ability to process photos and still accomplish school work. I’m trying to process more of my photos in Photoshop which is more time consuming but hopefully makes them look better. Any feedback (in comments) on the photos would be greatly appreciated.
One of the things Luang Prabang is famous for is the monks collecting their alms in the morning. This consists of them walking a route with their beggar bowls collecting food for the day, they begin at sunrise. My understanding is that they are not to make eye contact and must walk in silence. One of the interesting parts of the ceremony is that they are trying to preserve it as religion rather than turn it into a tourist attraction. Making it difficult to rationalize seeing and taking pictures, realizing that I am part of the problem. I tried to be as unobtrusive as possible to minimize my presence. I could not resist taking pictures, I used my zoom and no flash in a compromise to myself. (This is just me justifying what I wanted to do). While we had see monks passing in Myanmar collecting alms we had never seen such a long line of monks going by. It was one of the cooler things we did in Luang Prabang.

The Orange robes stood out nicely.
A young novice waiting to get started. They start at a young age but are allowed to quit if they choose to.
A monk who has been through the show a few times.
A young novice as well I think. Novices only cover one shoulder we were told.

Another monk waiting to start.

I took a lot of pictures. 
This novice had fallen behind but marched on with diligence and a serious look.  I couldn’t have imagined being that mature at such a young age.

One last picture of the street.
Not sure what the different colors represent.
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