images of the crossing over

Bean-sprout rice

On the right, the two nuns standing are, from top to bottom, a first-year nun serving a work-rotation as the Third Helper (하채공) and the summer season’s third-year student Housemaster (원주). Scooping rice out of the cauldron are two third-year nuns, the Head Rice Cook at top left and her helper for the day at bottom left.

The bean sprouts used to make this special meal were grown by the Housemaster; to turn fresh bean sprouts into bean-sprout rice requires careful control of water and fire, and more batches of this meal end up bad than good. This one, however, was a success.

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2 responses

  1. This is a really beautiful photograph. Thank you!

    September 16, 2010 at 4:42 am

  2. Glad you liked the photo; I was actually told to stop playing with my saturation in photos after I turned in several shots done with the same ramped-up saturation settings as this one for a different project on campus. Personally, I liked the high saturation–the buckets and the “blessings pocket” on the nun’s belt really jump out.

    September 19, 2010 at 4:17 am

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