Myanmar – the Chickadee photographs

Heading to the monastery (L)Final set from our Myanmar trip.  These are the shots that the Chickadee took as she started taking serious photographs for the first time.  No question – she has real talent.  Check out the very last shot of this series…….

 

 

The Chickadee had never taken any photographs other than Facebook snaps before, but I was sure that she had the eye and compositional taste to be a really good photographer.  I offered her the little Sony RX100 camera for the Myanmar trip, and to my delight she took it with enthusiasm and started taking real photographs from day one.  During the trip I taught her most of what I know about photography (it took 5 minutes – we went through it twice), and she mastered each stage and improved her technique each time.  By the end she was taking what I think are exhibition-class photographs, including the shot of monks at Mandalay above, and, in Yangon the absolute stand-out photo of the trip (the last one of this set).   Whenever I was taking the standard straight-on shot, the CD was taking the unusual, the human or the close-up one.  The difference shows.

I never got my RX100 back, but this I hope is because she will keep using it to take more and more great shots in her undeniably exotic home location of Kuala Lumpur.  Actually for Christmas I bought her the excellent Canon 100D SLR, the smallest lightest DSLR yet made, and then went a bit mad on lenses, so a) I might get my RX100 back some day, and b) she might continue to take shots as good or better than these.  Anyway, enjoy – as always viewing details are at the end.

Myanmar - Chickadee pictures

Lighting candles at the Shwedagon Pagoda
Lighting candles at the Shwedagon Pagoda
Mother and Child - Shwedagon Pagoda
Mother and Child - Shwedagon Pagoda
Praying - Shwedagon Pagoda
Praying - Shwedagon Pagoda
Firefly at dawn in Bagan
Firefly at dawn in Bagan
Dusk in Bagan
Dusk in Bagan
Monk at Kuthadaw Pagoda
Monk at Kuthadaw Pagoda
Praying at the Kuthadaw Pagoda - site of the biggest book in the world
Praying at the Kuthadaw Pagoda - site of the biggest book in the world
Monks on U-bien bridge
Monks on U-bien bridge
Heading to the monastery
Heading to the monastery
Shoeless at dawn
Shoeless at dawn
Our boatman heading home
Our boatman heading home
Carved head at the 2nd lake
Carved head at the 2nd lake
Flower at Indien stupa
Flower at Indien stupa
Fisherman's hut on Inle Lake
Fisherman's hut on Inle Lake
Dusk over Inle
Dusk over Inle

 

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