Sunset time in Bagan is always a magical time.
My eye was caught by the shepherds and their goats going back home, and with the dust around them catching the light...
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holmertz (42831) 2011-02-20 2:56
I recognize these colours and the haze from other pictures, but it is surely a magic view. The dust flowing in the air provides an excellent background to the row of people and animals, and the silhouette of the pagoda in the distance balances the composition perfectly. The weak evening light is very well handled.
siudzi (34113) 2011-02-20 3:20
Extremely good shot with interesting planes. Love your light management and soft sunset colors. Well done. Congrats!
korbee (6617) 2011-02-20 3:42
Nothing can go wrong in Bagan Julien,so much ingredients for a perfect shot,superbe soft contrast
with,the shepherds in front in the dust lighted up in the last sun,its all magic.
Angshu (56190) 2011-02-20 3:47
Its good to see you post again!
You're right about Bagan sunset...magical is the word, but here you've shown something more than just the haze & the silhouettes of the stupas...the shepherds & their cattle with the dust creates a fine interest to this shot, all in pastel hues. Fine work!
pajaran (53354) 2011-02-20 4:34
Lep trenutak i pogled ...
Dan odlazi, magla daje misticnost i lepotu mestu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, lepa fotografija.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, moje cestitke4.
Prijatan dan i sve najbolje.
Moment de Nice et de comparer ...
Dan va, le brouillard donne la mystique et la beauté du lieu ...
Un enregistrement temps utile, de superbes photos.
Bon travail et de la composition, mes félicitations.
Belle journée et tout le meilleur.
Bartleby (13552) 2011-02-20 7:34
et bien! Il est temps de refaire ton intro ! "je découvre tout juste la photographie"? Et bien pour quelqu'un qui découvre, tu découvres bien, elle envoie cette photo. Magnifique. Les tonalités douces, la compo verticale...tout....superbe.
magalik (6103) 2011-02-20 10:57
Une composition très riche qui fait parcourir plusieurs kilomètres à nos yeux.
Les personnages et les vaches ressortent très bien sur la brume claire et les tons uniformes de cette photo lui confèrent une certaine élégance. Un format vertical bien vu qui propose autant de choses à voir au premier plan qu'au dernier plan.
ManuMay (35865) 2011-02-20 11:04
A wonderful capture...very good mood and colours, a superb ligth management to show this special moment of light, dust, and fog...very good colours treatment and a good election to post that vertical size...
Have a nice day...
SnapRJW (31617) 2011-02-20 22:13
Hello Julien - I couldn't pass this lovely image by. It seems that time has stood still and the shot could have been taken today or a hundred years ago.Layer upon layer of wonderful detail and the sheperds and flock taking centre stage. This goes into my favorites! Best regards Rosemary
Wanda1 (14982) 2011-02-21 0:33
Splendid and moody, misty and dusty, soft pastels and light, daily life of the people shown in the herds being taken home, and temples visible through the haze as well as a good choice of vertical framing all form together to create a wonderful image.
yquem46 (38746) 2011-02-21 1:06
cette succession de plans dans la brume et la lumière du coucher avec les temples en BG et le troupeau de moutons en FG est vraiment du plus bel effet graphique
Très beau, bien vu !
gmg (4202) 2011-02-21 4:57
Great light and beautiful composition
batalay (35875) 2011-02-22 4:45
This is a spectacular shot of Bagan. The unusually good depth-of-field has allowed both the returning herd and the silhouette of the distant temple to be in focus. What is especially beautiful is the light illuminating the herd, and the general color scheme. I will free some space among my favorites, in order to hang this beauty among them.
Mistral (15402) 2011-02-24 14:25
it's not just a sunset, this one... It's Bagan world in a photo. Well managed light with the right haze that make easily dream...
avene (12675) 2011-02-26 19:20
I really like the mood here, soft and dreamy, the world seems to be slowly falling asleep after a long day. the vertical framing works well to emphasise the layers of light, trees and temples in the distance, the result is postcard-perfect. excellent work, my compliments.
wolf38 (31282) 2011-03-02 9:17
Hi Julien. A fantastic photo of a shepherd in Bagan. Perfect composition. Everything is very atmospheric. Compliment.
Your photo reminds me of my stay in Bagan 10 years ago. I think Myanmar is one of the most beautiful countries in Southeast Asia. Rgds, Wolfgang.
mayjayne (3669) 2011-03-03 8:06
Lovely shot - I will be going to Bagan in the coming month of May....where did you take this shot from - were you at higher grounds? We are thinking of staying at the Kumudara Hotel, which is supposed to have nice overviews of the temples...is that the best choices for overhead temple views at Bagan?
bebbetto (12) 2011-03-06 10:57
Beautiful against-light photo. Very suggestive
king (2905) 2011-03-13 8:29
Nice picture with beautiful dusty light and nice silhouets at the top. TFS.
Merou (4726) 2011-10-17 13:51
What a nice shoot !
I like this atmposphere
smarcell (19963) 2011-10-24 12:16
An incredibly beautiful texture of details in this picture. the background looks like a hand painted background for some Hollywood movie.
The misty atmosphere is fantastic.
agjika (3616) 2012-05-20 16:15
Fabulous photo. Great atmosphere and even the trees look interesting.
I have had a good look at your gallery. You have some superb photo, thank you for sharing them with us.
kwekwekan (1078) 2012-05-27 11:57
I have seen lots of exceptional shots of Bagan, especially with the magical haze that bathes the site in the morning and evening. What makes yours even better is the incredible way you have captured the shepherds and their flock. The mist illuminates them perfectly. Simply beautiful!
Waylim (25368) 2012-06-19 17:41
One of my favorite city in Myanmar. This is a beuatiful photo of the sunset, what makes it more special are the farmers going home with the cow and goats. I love the dusty and air, creating a very moody atmosphere. All is very nice with soft texture and light, not too much contrast. Excellent depth and great composition.
speedymanu (3585) 2012-08-13 18:58
Une composition éthérée, toute en nuances monochromatiques. L'étagement des plans est magnifique et guide l'oeil à travers l'image. Bravo,
serp2000 (41012) 2012-08-14 4:35
What can I say? Superb! My congratulations, Julien! Just a masterpiece. This is one of my favorite photos today!
Tibo (1904) 2012-12-25 21:53
Great light and POV! Tibo
- Copyright: Julien ju (jga) (1062)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-01
- Categories: Architecture
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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- Theme(s): Photographs to Remember [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-20 2:20
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