Fisherman_Myanmar

 

Hasselblad 500C camera and Hasselblad Sonnar 150mm f4 lens with Kodak Portra 160VC film Hasselblad 500C camera and Hasselblad Sonnar 150mm f4 lens with Kodak Portra 160VC film


Some days are truly wonderful. As part of a photography trip to Myanmar I’d undertaken a short pre-dawn trip from Mandalay to photograph U-Beins Bridge at sunrise. It was an amazing day that provided numerous opportunities for landscape, architectural and portrait photography.


 


The above image was an incredible scene to behold. Warm, soft sunrise light illuminated fog surrounding the two fishermen as they walked through the water. The surreal nature of the scene reminded me of the famous bible story of Jesus walking on water. Whether fact or metaphor it’s a wonderful story. As far as my photograph is concerned no fancy Photoshop hocus-pocus has been employed. This is not the result of superimposing one image onto another. The fishermen were simply walking through very shallow water. Nevertheless, the sheer beauty of the scene was undeniable and the appearance of the fisherman through the fog serendipitous.


 


The image was made with a Hasselblad 500C camera and Hasselblad 150mm f4 Sonnar lens with Kodak Professional Portra 160VC film. After scanning the image was processed in Adobe Photoshop CS3.


 


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