i spent a cloudy afternoon at inle walking around the main streets meeting people. a lot of houses here are built on stilts even though they are on land. maybe these houses are really old and belong to a time when the lake extended beyond what is now the town.
so i crossed a house on stilts and there was a little old lady who kept walking up and down her room. could see her figure move acorss the window and the door. i waited for a good moment, but she disappeared. i was giving up on her and was about to leave, when i saw her again, only this time she was standing at her doorway, looking at me and smiling.
there is no tilt in this photograph, if you look at the photograph carefully you will notice that infact it is the house that is built on an uneven platform
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RGatward (20066) 2004-09-24 5:10
Maybe, like in Cambodia, the lake expands in the rainy season. Great capture, she clearly spotted you, but doesn't seem to mind you photographing her, nice expression she gives you.
eleparc (24063) 2004-09-24 5:20
great compo but somehow not so sharp...;-( i can feel the rainy atmosphere in this shot...;-) i like the overall idea of this shot;-)
pione (2031) 2004-09-24 7:53
one more great picture of the life than every day, compliments!
Proxilva (2157) 2004-09-24 13:43
this is a good photograph and the story is great to, i guess we all know these moments... when you focus it stops, i quess that some kind of bad curse of photography... but you've still maneged to get this good shot... well done
sunny (3068) 2004-09-24 16:24
Wonderful graphism of details beautyfied by the charming smile of the old lady Sohrab! Like it! Well done!
bfly (5775) 2004-10-04 18:24
I love your picture kissing your mom :)...I wish I had one of my son kissing me..
Sohrab, you do not have much chance with colors after all the beautiful bw ones you have posted in the beginning :)
I like this one..I like the two windows, bright yellow can and the plants/flowers complimenting it..and the big smile there..
take care and have very good grades..:)