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I'm happy to finally put this online -- a recent trip to Myanmar. Please take a look at my website and let me know what you think.
Tools used: Minolta Hi-Matic 7s, Konica Hexar RF + Voigtlander 21/4.0, Kodak 400TX + HC110.
there are many nice pictures plenty of a real human presence. The eye contact with the boy of pic 3 and the gesture (not sure it is the right word) of the girl in pict 5, and the street scene of pic 16 are the ones I prefer in the first two pages. Not because better than the other, just site better my taste. A great collection, I'll look at next pages tomorrow !
This is really impressive work. I haven't had a chance to look at all of them, but what I have seen is very evocative. I like especially the way you have captured a sense of movement in so many of them—excellent use of slow shutter. Nice tonality, very effective use of bokeh.....
You capture something of the drama of the everyday, and provide a window into a place few of us will have a chance to see.
I have to look more to say more. And right now I need to sleep. But congratulations on some really terrific photos.
Excellent. A rare glimpse into a closed world.
Excellent stuff Alan.
Thanks everyone for the kind words.
Oh yes, I've been getting a few questions on this -- yes, these were scanned straight from negative on a Nikon Coolscan IV.
Alan, I love the photo-sets from your tours. I am particularly fascinated by your photographs from South Asia. I spent a majority of my life in India and since I developed a serious interest in photography last year, I have been very curious as to how people visiting India see it... what piques their photographic interest.
There is a very real sense of authenticity in your work. It is fascinating to me how similar life is in the different countries that comprise South Asia. (This can be extrapolated to a great degree to include all of Asia, I suppose.)
Very nice work! Too many excellent photographs to comment on individually. I shall enjoy these countries vicariously through your eyes until I get a chance to see them for myself.
Alan, thanks for your wonderful images. Memories flood back of my visit to Burma in 1976 as part of a year spent travelling overland from Australia. Then as now there was no way in or out other than by air. A once a week flight from Bangkok to Calcutta stopped in Rangoon and you could off load and spend the next 7 days racing around the country before catching the corresponding flight back out a week later. Visas were for 7 days only, no extensions and iff you missed your flight, you'd get chucked in the jug. The 7 days just allowed me enough time to catch the train to Mandalay, a day spent looking at the sights, before catching an old riverboat to Pagan, an afternoon there before a combination of trucks, buses and trains back to Rangoon. The few hotels left then were relics from Colonial times, and there were some old guesthouses and iff I remember, a YMCA in Rangoon. The few vehicles in the country were all dilapidated wrecks left by the British so local traffic was often dockas, horse and cart taxis. But I'll allways remember it as one of the friendliest places on Earth. Many thanks Alan
Definitely one of the friendliest places that I've been to, too.
Thanks folks for your comments. Especially nice after a long day at the office.
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