Taken at sunset at the famous, iconic U Bein bridge. Just as others have seen, I would imagine, everyday, the sunset is something to brag about to those who have not been here, just awe-inspiring and worth the trip. Anyone who travel to Mandalay should make this a top priority, even though it might be jaded, but if it is one of your pictures, you could say that you’ve seen it, and done it. Go there if you can.
This is one of the image that I had imagined in my mind before I got to Cambodia, and it just happened that this young monk was visiting with his group about one hour before sunset. He was in a hurry, so the best I was able to do as to ask for one snapshot, not a perfect shot, mind you, but one that I was glad I got.
This young monk was gracious to pose for me during my very brief visit to his monastery, in Inle. The monastery there is one of the oldest ones in Myanmar.
Got up early at 5am, took a horse carriage to this spot by the local horse driver, climbed up to the top of the temple, where we were all by ourselves, with no other tourist around (a break from the other crowded and popular spots for sunset). Watching the sun went up and waited for the balloons to start flying, which I thought due to the cloudy condition that day, the balloon rides were cancelled, but they did start late that day. Myanmar is just a place...
This one was taken during sunset, even though there were only 2.5 mittens as normally taken by most people, I do like the fact that they flanked by another one on the left…which kind of making it more interesting and fresh, in my opinion. Also I love the glows on the mittens, the soft light on the foreground, everything just gels together to make this one special.
The image was created with 4 shots. The sun broke through the thick clouds for around 15 minutes then it was gone. This condition kept changing while I was there, so if you’re patient, you can get some beautiful shots.
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My passions are travel, photography and database related technologies. I consider myself a travel photographer more than a landscape one, due to the fact that I tend not to spend too much time in one place and stalk sunrise and sunset at the same place repeatedly until I get a perfect image. And more importantly, I enjoy other things during travel like seeing local cultures, eat local foods, drink local coffee, wine, pastries, etc… With that said, I do try to make it an efforts to be there at these times when I can and when my sleep does not win out. I try to document each place where I go to the best of what nature gives me that day. In addition to that, on this site, besides sharing my photos, I’d like to share some of my experiences as well with the intention to provide you with information that you might find useful in planning trips to these places. Please take time to read the brief descriptions or stories on these pictures on my experiences, and post some feedback or comments. If there is not enough information on some images or places please feel free to email me or post feedback, I will answer them all when I can. Thank you and enjoy.
These images are from my recent trip to Myanmar, November 2013. I also traveled to Thailand, Cambodia during this trip. Images from the other places will also be available shortly. Myanmar people are wonderful, courteous and nice. I would recommend anyone who are experienced travelers and who have gone to other nearby Southeast Asia to come here if you’ve not already done so. Myanmar is still in its infancy in terms of touristry compared to countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia etc…, but that is part of what its uniqueness and you’ll never see anything like this in any other places in the world. Hope you’ll enjoy some of my images.
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