Category Archives: Myanmar

Barbershops

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Gujarat, India 2009 I caught these two village barbers in a solemn moment. The young one perhaps mulling on his future and the older man remembering the past. When I was in photography class, this type of photo was in … Continue reading

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Bagan: Monk at Play

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Bagan, Burma 2011 I wanted a shot of bullock carts racing along the dusty plains but the monsoons had barely ended and the ground was too wet. We compromised with bullock carts driving down a picturesque road. Luckily, we had … Continue reading

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Knowledge

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A Monastery in Burma 2011 The students ranged in age from four years old to early twenties. The young ones played on the wooden benches while the silent young men hunkered and hunched themselves to laboriously copy the Master’s dictation on papers spread … Continue reading

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Watercolor Technique

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Digital Painting My watercolor version of a Burmese Woman drinking tea.  It’s all about using the Luminosity blend mode as the finishing touch. You can compare this to the photo I posted yesterday where my last blend mode was Multiply. … Continue reading

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Having Fun

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Digital Painting I looked at some watercolor paintings on Google the other day. One that caught my eye was of a city street, all shades of gray with cars and pedestrians.  A common and boring scene, but the artist’s colors … Continue reading

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Weaving Lotus Silk

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Inle Lake Burma 2011 I liked the pools of light spilling from the windows. Low key with heavy shadows gives an impression of gloom, but the factory was as cheerful as a factory could be. They had a swing strung … Continue reading

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Software and Miracles

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Inle Lake, Burma Topaz Impressions turned this photo into a sketch. By reducing the opacity of the Topaz layer and changing the hue and saturation, I arrived at the photo you see above. It was a severe crop from the … Continue reading

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Inle Lake Redux

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Burma 2011 I have many, many shots of rowers on Inle Lake. It’s what you shoot if you are lucky enough to go to Inle Lake.  I like this one because it is a woman who uses her arms to row instead … Continue reading

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Pagoda and Go-Down

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Inle Lake, Burma 2011 A pagoda overlooks the busy quay where boats dock at a go-down or warehouse. I used my purple filter again but this time lightened it to give an aged look. Also I added scratches. I used to … Continue reading

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Burmese Marionettes

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Inle Lake, Burma 2011 Sometimes I could kick myself for being so half-hearted when I am shooting. Here I was in a small shop on Inle Lake.  We had gone there to photograph the Padaung women who ran the shop. They had … Continue reading

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