Travel story – Chasing light and shepherds in Bagan, Myanmar
May 15, 2014
Bagan is known for its spectacular sunsets. Equally impressive though are its sunrises, where you’ll see a perfect blend of morning light and haze complementing an already amazing landscape.
Sunrise is also a great time to sit and watch the hot air balloons take flight over the temples.
We saw these wonderful sunrays from a distance while we were out on a walk, and rushed towards them to take a picture. As you can see, the small temple in the middle was almost completely hidden by the flood of afternoon light.
From chasing the light to chasing the shepherds…
One of the images Sooti and I really wanted to capture on our trip to Bagan was that of a shepherd and his flock walking down a dusty, dirt road, bathed in a hazy, early morning light.
So when the situation presented itself, in the form a shepherd and his flock walking down a dusty, dirt road bathed in a hazy, early morning light WHILE heading towards a famous ancient temple, we thought…great!
The shepherds were about halfway down the road to Thatbyinnyu Temple by the time I got in a position to shoot (we saw them from distance and had to cycle madly towards them). However, after taking about five shots, the dreaded memory card full sign appeared on my camera (and no, I didn’t have a spare one with me).
The image above wasn’t quite the image I had in my mind originally, but I hope to be back there one day to capture that moment…and hopefully I’ll have a spare memory card with me.
For more of our photos from Myanmar, visit our Myanmar 2013 album.