This is the smart little guide I met the day before in Bagan when I got up the first morning to reach a pagoda for sunrise. He helped me to find a good spot and gave me many tips about Bagan and its surrounding.
He was waiting outside Old Bagan and started chatting with me with a really good english. He led me to the Mingalazedi temple where I had a fabulous view.
The second morning, He showed me a very different spot. Waiting for the sunrise, I played with him and the camera. I made him painting the wall of a nearby temple with his lamptorch and made many long exposure pictures and tried to explain him that it was him who enlightened some parts of the walls I was shooting. He was really interested and having fun I guess.
When I was done with my classical sunrise shots, we walked back through many temples. Before leaving him, I made few portraits of him in front of a little red brick stupa. I thought that the sunrise light on these bricks could creat a nice background. He told me he was living quite near Old Bagan and that when not going to school or leading travellers around, he used to help his father fishing on the Irrawaddy river..
I'm a bit sad since I'm sure I noted his name on a booklet somewhere but just can't find it... A great smart little guide !
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eleparc (24063) 2006-04-30 11:04
slt steven, j'aime bcp la lumière sur ce gamin et cette tour en brique comme fond. le seul doute que j'ai est le coté tres lise de son visage: est ce l'effet de post processing ou vraiment la realité?
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-04-30 11:59
What first struck me about this image was the sharpness and detail- very well done. The composition is good with the boy slightly off centre, and the DOF is a nice touch.
His eyes, do look a bit different- almost like a hazy brown... post production??
A good note to accompany the shot. It's nice to be able to connect with people of a different culture, very rewarding. Reminds me of my time in Cambodia...
summersun (4978) 2006-04-30 14:31
nice guide you had, I like his zarm smile, and you have chosen a nice background for his portrait.
herbnallison (1109) 2006-04-30 16:15
A nice portrait, good positioning of the subject against a strong textural and colorful background.
It looks like maybe just a touch too much lightening in the left of his face in PP perhaps.
rosiegirl (1596) 2006-04-30 19:45
Great portrait! The lighting and colors really make this lovely. He has such an adorable expression and bright eyes. The orange/brown tones are everywhere. The curved brick wall works as a background very well. Good job.
alimo3 (6854) 2006-05-01 5:33
une belle image avec un modèle aux yeux hypnotisants ,
j’aime bien la composition et le fond chaud qui donne de la matière,
par contre je trouve que l’expo n’est pas parfaite et la partie gauche est comme plongée dans l’ombre.
Merci pour ce beau sourire qui donne envie de courir acheter un billet pour yangoon.
flydragon (0) 2006-05-01 5:37
un tres beau portrait
j'aime bcp ces teintes rouge brique
perso j'aurai peu etre cadré plus bas leger
le fond avec ces courbes donne un tres beau graphisme
et la matiere brique un +
Luko (13998) 2006-05-01 8:57
typique de "l'école trekearth", quand on sait pas très bien quoi faire : on prend un gosse on le fait sourire à lui faire mal aux mandibules on le place aux deux-tiers du cadre et z'yva que je te déclenche... manque d'originalité, de profondeur, de contenu, de... bref, que reste t-il de cette photo? allez un point pour la tonalité générale des couleurs....
Rambo (140) 2006-05-06 11:05
His name is Soe Lin... :-) We've met him in Bagan earlier this year. First day he and his frieds took us to festival in Ananda. They were really good company to spend time with. Day after we planned to rent a bikes to go to see sunrise. In the early morning when we were leaving the hotel (something around 5 in the morning) they were waiting for us there. As we found out later, they had to borrow the bikes and since they didnt want to miss us, they were waiting there from 3 in the morning. Of course we knew they expect to get some money, but anyway it was during the weekend and the guys spent whole long day with us on bikes instead of playing football... Those days were one of those, I will never forget.
BTW: nice shot, besides the fact the picture touches me personally, I like the way, how the colour is repeated. I mean not just the background and t-shirt, but also his face.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon 17-40/4L USM, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 21 DAYS IN MYANMAR
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-30 10:52