There are so many hopes and sentiments already spoken - I hope the next words are from the Than Swhe........
The Shwedagon Pagoda in stormy days (monsoon)
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lctan (1061) 2007-09-26 15:21
its a dark sky but yet the shrine "heads" all shine in the dark! Good contrast well captured here! The two main sharp shrine top on both sides of the photo gives a well balanced sense to this photo! good composition. tfs,
Furachan (0) 2007-09-26 21:44
Nice view of Shwedagon from the side, Elaine - unusual to see it taken this advanced in the day (but not quite night).
We can only pray, my friend. The monk who died yesterday with a fractured skull is bad news indeed, but believe it or not, the junta is relatively restrained when compared to pre-internet days. Info and cell phone pics as well as moving film are leaking out of everywhere. THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING this time and the whole world cares. They will have to compromise to some extent.
Extraordinary defiance by the monks whom we love so much on TE.
darrasin (2860) 2007-09-26 23:01
Wonderful capture Elaine! The monsoon skies creates an evocative mood. The sea of pagodas is well seen and the Shwedagon is well placed on the left. My only knitpick is there appears to be a stray spot on the upper left corner, perhaps an errant clone stamp got away?
DarkoG (8) 2007-09-26 23:55
classical but very nice photo of this pagoda.
gervaso (16857) 2007-09-27 3:24
Excellent lighting, emphasizing the shine of this monument! Perfect composition!
ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-09-27 3:54
I hope brighter days can be achieved in Burma without bloodshed.
aadilj (18102) 2007-09-27 4:32
I lve the way the golden pagoda rises out of the darkens into the sky. the clours are superb and the light management is great. like your po and the way you have composed this image
Bien (4745) 2007-09-27 8:14
And the day got even darker than it was this morning when we in Europe woke up. More people have been killed by the end of another Burmese protest day. How much more will it take.
I hope the answer to that question will be more hopeful than my thoughts.
A great image of the pagoda really that you show us here. The threatening impression is impressive and how appropriate, doomsday has come. It has a bit of a surreal feel to it as well, or am I influenced by circumstances perhaps? But quit an excellent shot really. As much as the image conveys darkness, it also conveys hope, there is a light that never goes out. Shown in the reflection of the holiest of stuppas. Sabine
plimrn (21344) 2007-09-28 12:12
Your photo is a very symbolic addition to this moving collection of support for a people who are clearly very much beloved by TE members. Here is a link to an international organization that is collecting signatures to ask the UN to support them.
delkoo (68) 2007-10-12 2:11
monsoon sky and golden pagodas works well together, i hope a pacific end for this conflict.
axiotea (21651) 2007-10-13 23:49
I also was in Myanmar(just for ten days) during the rainy season and in here I like very much the luminosity on the pagodas under the overcast sky adding lot of character to the scene.
I also hope that some change for the best will occur...
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (15510)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-26
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Nikon D 70, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1600 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Burma revisted
- Theme(s): All together with the Burmese people [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-26 14:20