The clock with no clock hand can be seen as a metaphor for the forgotten country. I re-visited Mrauk U 7 years later. Still the same charme, people very friendly, seemingly happy. Where else on the world things change so slow or not at all?
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CycleEyes (24) 2011-04-10 18:10
The moment not perceived.
For me a good photo is not so obviously logical or innocent beauty technique. Transmits something that is not visible, an idea or feeling as an indication to our mind.
You have many stories not conditioned on the pictures in your gallery, the atmosphere and the feeling.
sittipong (251) 2011-04-10 19:39
It was fantastic with this clock.
kato (11630) 2011-04-10 22:26
You captured well this situation as a ducumentary style, so this is impressive/precious scenery when we think other countries. you're catching this broken-stopped clock symbolic material.
Technically, good focus and excellent tone! And, priest who wore red clothes to body by standing on passage draws out a good effect for the whole as well as the contrast between clear front and the background with blurred image, I think.
SnapRJW (31627) 2011-04-11 2:43
Hello Ralf - This is a clever shot and well composed with good use of DOF. It is a poignant and makes a strong commentary on the Burmese situation. TFS best regards Rosemary
BennyV (14357) 2011-04-11 11:16
Fine observation, Ralf. Good picture with an interesting personal touch in the note. Good post, tfs.
everlasting (14698) 2011-04-19 12:54
I like this very much, I often say - everything is burma is broken, and this is a simple way to show just how broken and forgotten the country is. The monk in the blurred background makes sure we know where we are. Nice work!
Wanda1 (15000) 2011-04-28 5:48
According to your note and what little knowledge I have of this country, it seems to be a place where time stands still and your image is a strong metaphoric representation of that. Great use of depth of field to blur out the monk in the background and focus our attention upon the handless clock, but nice that we can still make him out slightly.