Its 6am,its still dark the alarm is ringing, why? To climb the hill behind the guest house (the highest point in Mrauk U) and wait for the sun the rise........exquisite. Enjoy!!
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ptibelo (3380) 2008-01-24 14:04
Superbe j'aime beaucoup..cette brume au petit matin qui va se dissiper au soleil levant..
leo61 (0) 2008-01-24 14:10
In Mrauk U it`s worth to put the alarm clock at 6 am even when you are on vacation.Your great shot is the reward,but not only the photo ,it`s the moment to be there and enjoy this unique view.
You framed this view very nice with the silhouettes of these branches.
Oh,I have to go there again..and I`m sure I will do so some day.
Best regards to you and Keith from cold and grey Geramny,
mite (153) 2008-01-24 14:14
nice pov and the picture have some mistique..... great photo
Paolo (41222) 2008-01-24 14:16
Hi Elaine...so..another fantastic place from Mrak U...a place that 10 years ago was closed to tourists and that we cannot visit...damn..it's a fantastic corner of Burma!
wonderufl view, from a great POV, the fantastic mist and the fablous light.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2008-01-24 14:18
Beautiful capture, well framed, nice points of light here and there.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-01-24 14:26
this view is still wonderfull.
The fog in the morning in Mrauk u is one of my best moment in Myanmar.
Excellent contrasts and light and beautifull composition.
Lisas_world (1232) 2008-01-24 15:35
A gorgeous shot, Elaine, with beautiful depth and lighting. It looks like the opening to a fairy tale. Well worth the early alarm, for sure :)
dragonslayero (3116) 2008-01-24 15:43
This is simply a superb landscape photo. It's moments like this that make getting up early worth the effort eh?
The overall view and the composition looks great. The landscape in itself is beautiful, but with the added fog clinging to the deeper areas of the land this place looks almost magical.
Lovely framing effect with the vegetation in the foreground.
Thank you for sharing.
gneufeld (15890) 2008-01-24 17:06
A very unusual but impressive image. The depth is absolutly amazing with layer afte layer after layer. I love those little golden sprigs of grass in the foreground. A very pleasing image and TFS. Gerald
Waylim (25368) 2008-01-24 18:08
Myanmar is one of the most picturesque places I have ever been to. I was there about 7 years ago. No matter in the country side or in the city. There’s always photo opportunity. Many posted on this site are just beautiful. Many of them are from you. So far this is one my favorite. There's a sense of tranquility about it. You captured the morning fog very well. The trees in the foreground provide a really nice frame. It’s too bad for the people there because of political situation. I would love to go back one day.
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2008-01-24 21:38
I don't think I can get tired of seeing photos from here with the beautiful morning mist. Glad you woke up early to capture this, so you can show us here on TE, who havne't been lucky enough to visit Myanmar.
jorgi (3810) 2008-01-24 22:56
what a beautiful capture. Such a lovely landcape embraced by the morning haze and glazed by early sunrays. So lovely. Thank you for sharing this beauty.
bakes888 (18499) 2008-01-24 23:32
Hi Elaine. Exquisite indeed. The atmosphere is beautiful and well framed. Wonderful subtle colours. Thanks for sharing.
totoamoto (2519) 2008-01-24 23:56
Les branches en premier plan forment un beau cadre naturel..
Luciano75 (0) 2008-01-25 0:16
Exquisite...you`re so right.
Beautiful view,the misty atmosphere created by the fog,the first light of the sun...gorgeous.
I`m just enjoying the view.TFS
vincz (19113) 2008-01-25 0:26
Dreamy place, pictured many times on TE but always so pleasant to look at. You got fantastic golden light on the vegetation in the foreground which makes such a nice natural framing to this fantastic landscape. I am planning to get there soon, if I can make time I hope to get there in March and stay a week in Mrauk'U to discover it at the right pace.
delkoo (68) 2008-01-25 0:54
fantastic POV, i am stunned by the framing of your shot, fog , pagodas ,jungle,A perfect mixture which restores us a great picture.
Floydian (30970) 2008-01-25 1:58
Vroeg opstaan betaald zich uit in een fantische foto. De verschillende lagen in de heuvels en de ochtend mist wat daar nog tussen hangt geeft er een enorme diepte aan wat de algehele compositie alleen maar ten goede komt. De takken rondom maken er een mooi frame van en brengt nog meer diepte in de foto.
Een exotisch locatie....ook daar zou ik graag willen staan, prachtige plaat.
Prettig weekend, Henk
batalay (36159) 2008-01-25 4:21
Sometimes I look at the number of times an image is viewed, and the points it has received. At the moment I am writing this critique, 18/101 (or approximately 0.2 points per viewing.) It is preposterously low for a truly magnificent and magical image. In the language of the United States, you have "hit a home run." I wish I could award 4 or 6 or 8 points. The composition and perspective, light and shadows, the sharp resolution of the foreground and the amorphous shapes in the fog — all collaborate to make this one of the finest images in TE. I plan to take this among my favorites, as soon as I can open some space. Meanwhile, here is an image of Mrauk shot by Andreas (Leo 61)
AmiBe (6042) 2008-01-25 4:57
nice place, isn't it ?
I like a lot this picture, very good idea to put the trees in the foreground.
For sure a magical place.
Bien (4745) 2008-01-25 14:40
Hi Elaine, Welcome back! I was waiting for you to post the fist photo and as often, waiting has been rewarded. Quit a first post you present us here, so mystical and beautiful. The image fills the viewer with the air you must have been breathing in. It makes me regret even more that I have not made it out there. Lovely shot and thank you for letting me escape in some dreams. Hope you had an enjoyable and safe trip. Sabine
Norte (531) 2008-01-25 15:31
I`m glad you were early awake that day - you captured a fantastic scenery and light here!
The fog adds a magic mood to the picture, and I like very much the way you have framed it with the branches.
knowdebu (964) 2008-01-25 21:34
You have captured the magical moment. The touch of golden light has made the image dramatic.
Mistral (15402) 2008-01-26 0:46
it's a pleasure to have your news from Myanmar, I will follow your gallery and your sensations.
Every new morning in Mrauk U is an unmissable gift and you share one more one of you!
The light and the myst are just fantastic and I can hear the chirpy chirpy of the small birds and the bells ringing...
A warm smile from sunny Italy!
tinamunk3 (6408) 2008-01-27 0:54
Elaine, you are back :O)
Mrauk U sure looks like a fantastic place on Earth. The landscape seems unique. Love the view of the morning fog and the hills. It's like a dream - and you framed it so well.
ndb1958 (9289) 2008-01-30 8:41
such an amazing and unique landscape. I like these mountains and the fog around them. The light is great. Nino
BennyV (13915) 2008-01-30 11:26
You're doing a great series on Mrauk U. This has to be my favourite. I can smell the morning air.
manub (920) 2008-02-01 19:14
Beautiful landscape, so peaceful. I just wonder if it would not be even better without the tree leaves of the foreground.
great picture anyvway
Angshu (56406) 2008-02-10 20:01
No matter how many shots of Mrauk U I see, I feel the same attraction towards this place as I had when I saw the first picture. This is an original IMO because of your framing. The picture beyond, of the stupas, the fog, the pastel colour tone, the layers is like a dreamscape, only fit to be framed with foliage bathed in early morning light as you’ve done here. A classical scene, without the human touch, something we normally do not see in your pictures, but then this cannot be done in any other way. Exquisite!
bwiti (402) 2008-02-27 5:35
C'est une vue classique mais très bien réussie ! J'aime comme tu as utilisé les branches en guise de cadre, cela apporte une élégance certaine à ta composition...
krakowiak (4762) 2008-03-09 23:19
Wonderful landscape. I just wonder if it would not be even better without the tree leaves of the foreground - yes, it would be much better :-)))
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14696)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-04
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 70, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Burma yet again...........
- Theme(s): A day in the life of Mrauk U [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-24 13:59
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