20 November 2018
The first photo in my view has little photographic merit compared to others chosen for the website. I could be criticized for having the pole going through the man’s head. And the lighting itself is pleasant late afternoon sun but nothing dramatic- photography is all about light….
So why is it here and at the number one slot.
Well, because its my website and I can do anything I like! But actually I like the shot. There is something symbolic to me that represents my feeling about the country and the people.
Myanmar is a beautiful country. The people are amongst the friendliness I have met and also very genuine. Right now it is still not very commercialised compared to other asian countries but it is changing rapidly. That is why I am planning to return in 2019. Yes there is a problem with the present Government, lack of democracy and the treatment of the Rohingya people. But the people we met were just trying to make a living with no say on the countrys future, let alone their own future. What I did observe in the areas I visited was the enormous respect people have for one another. There is this politeness and kindness to strangers. This is partly because the Burmese strongly believe in karma. Treat others well and good will come to you.
This is why the first photo appeals to me. It has a symbolic meaning to what I want for the people. Standing tall, all in the same boat and hope is shining through.
I’m finishing off my Burmese Blog with lots of smiles as that is my final impression of the lovely people we have met. Jay zu and thwa`me naw (thankyou and goodbye).
1. 19 April 2018 Nikon D3s iso200 52mm f13 1/180sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
2. 19 April Nikon D750 iso5000 140mm f8 1/125sec
3. 19 April Nikon D3s iso800 26mm f4.0 1/125sec
4. 19 April Nikon D3s iso6400 24mm f4.0 1/60sec Nikon 24-70mmf2.8
5. Nikon D3s iso6400 35mm f4.0 1/60sec
6. Nikon D3s iso6400 70mm f4.0 1/60sec Nikon 24-70mmf2.8
7. Nikon D3s iso6400 62mm f4.0 1/90sec
8. Nikon D3s iso6400 32mm f4.0 1/60sec
9. 19 April Nikon D750 iso1250 190mm f4.0 1/125sec
10. 23 April Nikon D750 iso2200 160mm f8.0 1/200sec
11. 23 April Nikon D750 iso2500 116mm f8.0 1/200sec
12. 21 April Nikon D750 iso800 160mm f5.6 1/125sec
13. 26 April Nikon D750 iso6400 200mm f5.6 1/200sec
14. 27 April Nikon D750 iso3200 175mm f7.1 1/160sec
16. 21 April Nikon D750 iso 1000 92mm f8.0 1/250
17. 17 April Nikon D3s iso1600 70mm f8.0 1/180sec Nikon 70-200mm f4
18. Nikon D3s iso800 62mm f5.6 1/125sec