I made three new friends recently while on assignment in central Vietnam. Out at dawn to capture some early morning shots I was crossing a small bridge when three monks happened along. We stopped and said hi and chatted for a few minutes. It turns out that these were vacationing monks and one reached under his robe, produced an iPhone and asked if I would take a group photo of the three of them. I love photographing monks so of course I happily agreed. I asked them for a portrait and asked them to all look in a different direction but not at the camera. I was partly successful and this frame was the result. I like the intensity of my new friend in the middle of the frame. Hands were shook and we headed off in different directions to go about our day and our lives.