This picure is taken during sunset at the U-Bein bridge in Amarapura. The teakwood bridge spans 1.2 km across the shallow Taungthaman Lake some 10 km south of Mandalay. It was built by U Bein in the mid-19th century when the capital of Innwa (Ava) Kingdom moved to the nearby Amarapura.
Today, even though a few of the 1000 teakwood posts have been replaced by concretes, the bridge remains intact and serves as a main passage indispensable to the daily life of the local people.
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serp2000 (42536) 2011-03-02 7:57
Wow! My compliments, Mirko,
Superb composition and the excellent sunlight colours.
I love your photo! Thanks!
vagabondtravels (6511) 2011-03-02 8:21
Amazing capture of this famous bridge. What colors. The cyclist is in a perfect position, unfortunately not a lone a cyclist. Anyhow, well done.
annjackman (21360) 2011-03-02 8:52
A beautiful silhouette of this frequently photographed bridge and the cyclist is well caught between two posts. The sunset has been very well captured. Well done.
Tweety (4546) 2011-03-02 9:02
Superbe image ! Le point de vue choisi, le coucher de soleil et surtout la présence du cycliste, rien que des bons choix. Une très belle image.
faletiz (10759) 2011-03-02 9:54
what a wonderful a sunset! I like the black silhouette of the bridge and cyclist silhouetting sharp against a fiery sky. Beautiful colors, beautiful light and excellent composition.
claud26point2 (1418) 2011-03-02 10:22
Great composition, color and lighting on this stunning photo. Well done.
BennyV (14991) 2011-03-02 12:41
A very classic shot from famous U Bein bridge, probably the photo op in Myanmar. No surprises, but still this is good quality work. Tfs.
- Copyright: Mirko Tikalsky (travel-mirko) (250)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-10-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 300D
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-02 7:52
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