17 June 2018
I’m not normally a fan of colour photography. But you exclaim, this whole website is full of colour pictures!!! Let me qualify that statement. The colour photography I don’t like are the exaggerated, contrived colours that were there or added to for effect. Advertisements would be an example of this such as the classic yellow beachball on the sand or the bright umbrellas against the dull sky. But I do like including umbrellas in my photos as they are very photogenic but under my breath I am saying thats another cliche’. You may have noticed (I hope) that I prefer a more subtle, muted colour palate in my photos.
Today I’m gonna make an exception. Myanmar is full of colour and probably the most colourful country I have visited. The bright colours match the warmth of the people and the brightness of their smiles. So here is a sample of what’s to come over the coming months in full blown sometimes exaggerated colour. No holding back with the vibrance and saturation sliders in photoshop lightroom. Put your sunglasses on!
1. Bagan Sunrise. 19 April 2018 Nikon D750 iso200 300mm f11 1/200sec Nikon PF300mmf4
2. Yangon 16 April 2018 Nikon D750 iso 200 70mm f4.0 1/500sec Nikon 70-200mmf4.0
3. Chaukhatkyi Pagoda Bagan 16 April 2018 Nikon D3s iso1600 16mm f5.6 1/60sec Nikon 14-24mm f2.8
4. Shwezigon pagoda 16 April 2018 Nikon D3s iso200 48mm f2.8 1/180sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
5. Shwezigon pagoda 16 April 2018 Nikon D3s iso800 38mm f4.8 1/125sec Nikon 24-70mmf2.8
6. Shwezigon pagoda 16 April 2018 Nikon D3s iso200 14mm f6.7 1/180sec Nikon 14-24mmf2.8
7. Market Bagan 18 April 2018 Nikon D3s iso1600 24mm f4.8 1/125sec Nikon 24-70mm f2.8
8. Market Bagan 18 April 2018 Nikon D3s iso3200 55mm f3.3 1/125sec Nikon 24-70mmf2.8
9. Pakkaku Market 19 April 2018 Nikon D3s iso6400 24mm f5.6 1/125sec Nikon 24-70mmf2.8