Ayeyarwaddy river is one of the largest water way in Myanmar. It's is the life blood of Myanmar, the way the Mekong to Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Much the same as the Mekong, rising in the southern Himalayas, the river traverses the country from north to south for 2,170 kilometers (1,350 mi), emptying into the Andaman Sea through a nine-armed delta. More than just a economy powerhouse for Myanmar, it's a stunning landscape dotted with stupas, villages and farms along its bank.
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supereira (9576) 2005-01-23 14:40
Very good shot.I like it a lot!It is like a painting.Very good colors and good contrast between them.I like the composition and point of view.Good light and sharpness.Very good job!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-01-23 14:46
Hi Thien, I just uploaded a picture with a title 'dreamy landscape', but I think your's deserves that title much more.
This is fabulous, it is as if the temple arises from the mist.
I am reminded of parts of the book of Tolkien, as if I am arriving in Elf land by boat.
This one goes right into my jewelbox
MiguelP (14470) 2005-01-23 15:01
What a magic picture of a land that I know and love!!!! You have portrait the pacefull essence of the place, althought politicaly things seems to be going all the way around... But from the photo point of view this pictures is National Geographic staff. Congratulations from Madrid.
Mireille (2604) 2005-01-23 15:02
Great mystic picture ! I like the contrast between the moutain and the temple. Very well done !
Galeota (10338) 2005-01-23 15:06
This comes out straight from a dream or from a fairie tale. It just can't be real. The blue tones and hue give a very moody atmosphere to your image. One of the rare photographs that make me think instantly : "I wish I was there!"
MaJose (427) 2005-01-23 15:17
An excellent photo, very enigmatic and mysterious. Very very nice.
KevinRL (835) 2005-01-23 15:19
Straight to my favourite photos for this one Thien, magnificient.
Beautiful colours and composition.
Well, well, done, thanks for posting this photo.
RGatward (20062) 2005-01-23 15:20
Mystical shot, looks like an illustration from a book. The layer of mist above te terrace completes the scene beautifully.
nygus (8178) 2005-01-23 15:24
fairy tale indeed
Cath (360) 2005-01-23 15:26
magnifique vue, féérique et irréelle.Très beaux nuancés de bleu.Tout simplement magnifique. beau travail! Catherine
SophieL (6038) 2005-01-23 15:30
Wow, this is pure magic, just like in a dream... Incredible. The lonely boat on the silvery blue water, the beautiful temple, white with its golden roof, rising through the mist, the other spots of gold in the mountain, the great lights and colors... Very mystic, fairy-tale picture. Beautiful.
ChristianS (2997) 2005-01-23 15:30
Beautiful photo, very peacefull and almost dreamlike. I agree with you, it's a stunning lanscape. the composition is very nice with the off centre temple and the boat to the left is a nice addition. The colours are beautiful. Well done!
todbrowning (105) 2005-01-23 15:45
Wonderful, magic, unreal photo. Bravo ! I want to visit Myanmar now...
foxy (893) 2005-01-23 15:51
I don't know what to say.......I'm speechless.
What I wanted to say.....were said by the TE's member.
Well done !!!!
Elise_d (1943) 2005-01-23 16:07
Wow, what a great contribution. The landscape is amazing, of course (like everybody else said), and you did it perfectly. I didn't know Maynmar at all and you just made me disccover this amazing part of the world. You deserve 20 smileys...
sengir (4956) 2005-01-23 16:12
beautiful. You really captured the magic of Burma in Your picture!
Maru (0) 2005-01-23 16:27
Woww! this is just a dream place. I can't believe it's a shot..
it seems to me just some scenery of The Lord of the Rings.
The hole composition is just perfect. The blur and softly misty background with three temples in deep perspective.. and the small boat over those quiet waters.
The only thing I can say is that I hope to be there one day :)
Thanks for sharing this piece of arte and
Michael_Gan (2776) 2005-01-23 16:31
Wonderful! This picture is a real delight for the eye. There's beauty, there's magic and there's also a story. It looks like the arrival of a couple of brave travellers at a land that they've never heard of before but that's both beautiful and peaceful. Great job.
avigur_11 (22087) 2005-01-23 16:50
Wow, what a dreamy atnosphere you got here, Thien. The fog and the colors, the boat and the golden wats - it looks like a fairytail scene. Beautiful.
dormoy (148) 2005-01-23 22:04
Very nice picture. The composition of well made. The boat on the left hand side is balancing the importance of the shrine on the right.
delaufer (260) 2005-01-24 0:18
Very beautiful, mystical shot. Great composition and a very informative note too.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-01-24 3:58
when I discovered your photo I couldn't believe my eyes, it seems straight out an heroic fantasy story or "The lord of the rings" movies !
The way the pagoda raises out of the surroundings and contrasts with them as well as your composition with the boat and the placement of the various elements are excellent !
Have a nice day, Jean-Yves
naxius (16685) 2005-01-24 5:20
Gosh, what could I say to this photo ! This is completely breatheless...
You did a remarkable photo here. I like this atmosphere. The light is particularly good.
Indeed a great photo, one of the most beautiful since a while on TE.
ngythanh (8582) 2005-01-24 5:28
Am I dreaming?
greg (2835) 2005-01-24 5:53
A beautiful dreamy scene, Thien. I like this pale blue on the water.
clodreno (0) 2005-01-24 6:12
a beautiful image, I love it. the stupa in the background, the light, and the man on the boat makes it a winner.
Very well done.
ishai (4097) 2005-01-24 14:52
looks very magical Thien,
the water tones the misty river side and the temples
it looks like a seen out of the Lord of the rings
well seen and cuptured
Stepan (27210) 2005-01-24 17:59
Your picture is incredible. I really like this blue fog... Well done.
Luko (14000) 2005-02-01 10:46
That's the kind of view I just can't imagine for real : the pic as itself is great, the cold colors are unbelievable, there's nothing to nitpick about. (or perhaps a bit soft optically, I don't mean focus but more about contrast).
As I'm mostly interested on how it was done, I would have liked to get a more general view of the surroundings. I wonder for instance at what time of the day you took it and what were the weather/shadow conditions.
Anyway a great pic.
philip_coggan (11) 2005-02-06 22:34
Magical. This looks like Sagaing region?
alimo3 (6854) 2005-02-11 19:42
a beautiful and magic image !!!!!
great blue green tones with fog.
lemon_logix (1054) 2005-03-16 9:46
dreamscape. This is awesome. must be breath-taking to see it personally.
Leonie (8809) 2005-04-03 16:58
Hello Thien...what a mystical, fantastic picture! Really great! My compliments.
bebecam (161) 2005-04-11 19:42
MAGICAL ... the half disappearing pagodas staggering up the mountains with green bluish water and fog, what a combination! The vastness of its pleasant nature surrounding is well captured in this one single photo. Thanks for sharing!
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-04-15 7:24
Fantastic composition and a beautiful scene captured. Great shot.
ydarias (679) 2005-04-21 17:26
Hi Thien. Your photo have a beatiful mistic mood. It seems a dream picture. The composition is very nice and the landscape is really pretty. Very good job.
nmess (2301) 2005-05-04 0:24
Jeez Thien.. you've out done yourself. I don't know how I could have missed this one. The atmosphere has a dreamy wimsicle quality and the composition with the boat and the stupa backed by the mountains is wonderful.
CoolDan (2516) 2005-05-12 7:07
Wow Thien, une photo directement sortie d'un conte de fée ou du Seigneur des Anneaux.
Magnifique atmosphère et superbe lumière. Bravo.
bullabulla (3488) 2005-07-26 11:23
it is an impressive shot ??
did you do somme PP work ???
it is magical
pascalbene (1717) 2005-08-14 8:48
Hello Thien. How are you? All the atmosphere of Myanmar is here. A favorite. Friendly.
Albrecht (11281) 2005-09-02 7:53
Unbelievable scen as from a movie. Wonderful dark and mysterious atmosphere. great catch...
Take care, -Albrecht-
rajhema (1873) 2005-09-02 8:02
Very artistic picture. Very well positioned and composed Thien.
quelquepart (810) 2005-12-12 13:00
a fairy tales picture ! excellent.
Matt-Bird (100) 2006-01-20 23:09
Very nice shot. You have alot of depth to this shot. The mist creats a mystique and surreal atmosphere. However, my feeling is that you could have photoshopped it abit by cut a bit of the height of the photo. If you cut the photo just above the second temple half way up the mountain. This could make the scene more visually stimulating as I find the mountains are dull and take away the feel from the rest of the image.
MLINES (12516) 2006-03-11 18:21
Surreal capture with very informative message. This looks like something from a movie. Wonderful feeling about this image.
randompics (955) 2006-03-25 3:25
It is almost a mystic picture. Colors of water and the hill and the monastry goes well together and gives a serene feeling. Perfect composition and lights.
asanak (1972) 2006-03-25 3:41
It's jast a nice dream!
I can't tak my eyes out of the photo.
thanks for sharing
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-03-22 18:47
Je la retrouve cette photo !!!
Je la cherchai depuis longtemps :)
C'est la première photo qui m'a fait halluciner quand j'ai découvert ce site .... tellement magique
Hop dans mes favories
Thanks for sharing this tremendous work, it's with a lot of emotion that i see this one after having it lost for almost one year :)
veyselk (0) 2007-06-02 7:26
is this real?????
it is an amazing shot... thanks
jrleborgne (1554) 2007-06-02 7:49
Incredible shot ! It seems ( for me ) to come out from a fairy tale.
I like those numerous shades of blue.
Thanks for sharing it.
patdeph (35748) 2007-09-30 5:28
what a magic picture!There is an incredible unreal atmosphere!The colours,the light,the splendid pagoda,everythink is more than perfect!
siislam (290) 2008-01-02 14:52
this is an amazing shot, very much like fantasy, agains its amazing, thankyou, regards Syed
golden (2289) 2008-01-29 12:19
unbelievable shot.It seems to me like an illusion.Great atmosphere,colors and contrast between then.
totoamoto (2519) 2008-03-17 8:27
Une photo sortie d'un conte fée..
Une vision que l'on à déjà vu dans nos rêves...
kyzer (341) 2008-06-06 20:48
Excellent photograph and wonderful lighting and composition. Adding the man and the boat has added life to the landscape..
coco (30439) 2009-01-15 0:06
The photo has something... magical. Maybe is the place, the fog or the composition... maybe is the whole photo with tha wonderful scene... I don't know, but I love it.
fritzi007 (9119) 2009-07-21 10:25
Breathtaking, your photo, fabulous!
vmukherjee (612) 2009-07-21 10:47
A surreal image! The cool colours with perfect composition and the mist make an extraordinarily beautiful image. Thanks for sharing.
ryno (6865) 2011-08-27 7:55
What a fabulous photo, Thien. You've captured the mystical, magical aura that is evident almost everywhere in Myanmar. Great shot!
- Copyright: Thien Tran (thien) (2112)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Sigma 70-200 f2.8EX, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/500 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2005-01-23 14:33
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