Sunrise from U-Beins Bridge_Myanmar

 

Hasselblad 503CW camera and Hasselblad 150mm f4 Sonnar lens with Kodak Professional Portra 160VC film Hasselblad 503CW camera and Hasselblad 150mm f4 Sonnar lens with Kodak Professional Portra 160VC film

This is one of my favourite images, the making of which was a joyous experience. Taken toward the sunrise from U-Beins Bridge, Myanmar (Burma) the image is broken up into three areas: the water, either side of a large fish trap, and the sky above. The composition draws our eyes through the frame by the warm/cool color contrasts and by the line of the fish trap as it gently snakes its way through the foreground.

The bridge is constructed from teak, which is famous for it's water resistant properties. Salvaged from the palace at Ava, a former capital, after it was deserted the one km long footbridge has provided passage for monks and lay folk alike for over 200 years. 

I was immensely fortunate to have had the opportunity to make numerous images from that morning with which I'm happy. Though at the time I didn't understand the significance of that day, I now realise it was one of the highlights of my life, to date. I work hard to ensure similar days come my way in the future. To live in the light, albeit only for moments at a time, is a dream well worth a life time's effort.

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