The Burmese are perhaps the most gentle, soft spoken people I have come across in my travels. They deserve so much better; one can only hope they get it.
The photo is simply a flower vendor at Shwezigon Pagoda in Bagan. It seems I took this a very long time ago. I guess just an upload to show that I remember and care about the people there. I think anyone who has visited will have great memories, great fear and great hope right now.
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holmertz (50760) 2007-09-27 10:53
I fully share your respect for the lovely Burmese people. I visited Burma very long ago and have wanted to go back ever since, now I'm just waiting for a decent government. Apart from the symbolic value of your picture, it is also a very fine composition with beautiful colours. A really fine portrait.
leo61 (0) 2007-09-27 11:05
A very nice portrait of this old lady with wonderful Myanmar light.I like her pose and expression.
nursez (1903) 2007-09-27 11:44
this lady looks very peaceful,I hope we will see Myanmar in Peace again.TFS,Nur
Homerhomer (4080) 2007-09-27 18:00
sad to see what's happening over there.
This is such a pleasent photo, she is as gentle and pleasing as this flower, composition is simple and works just fine.
Maybe my monitor but her hair and clothes seem to have a bit of blue cast.
Nice work Darren.
vincz (19113) 2007-09-28 1:54
Very nice image, very touching. A very nice contribution to the current situation.
Furachan (0) 2007-09-28 3:26
First of all lovely shot, Darren, showing both trademark craftsmanship coupled with a marked sensitivity.
Secondly, yes we are all heart sick at the carnage...
aralda (1240) 2007-09-28 7:36
Such a gentle face and meek person. Quite a nice contribution to the Myanmar series which has cropped up on TE.
Guenther (10915) 2007-09-28 15:13
this is a very delicate portrait. Thankyou very much for sharing it in this tragic moments. All my solidarity to the Burmese people.
eleparc (24063) 2007-09-29 5:43
thank you Darren for joining in the theme created in support to the Burmese people. This photo is so enlightening with this pink flower looming out of the shade and her gentle face asking for nothing more than peace and freedom... I am glad this photo came out
Eric( be back)
dilane (861) 2007-10-01 5:26
Extremement émouvante cette vieille dame et dans son expression et dans son attitude. Son regard est plongé dans une réflexion dont on peut deviner le sujet puisqu'il est évoqué par cette fleur, symbole de bons sentiments - Et son grand âge donne de la force à cette scène -
aliabazari (16154) 2012-10-05 16:12
Hello dear friend
This portrait is very beautiful and attractive. Exposure is good.
- Copyright: Darren Melrose (Darren) (6823)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax *ist D, Sigma 70-200 f2.8EX
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): All together with the Burmese people [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-27 9:52