I’m Taking a Break

This is our entry in Lens-Artists Challenge #57 – Taking A Break.

A popular destination in Myanmar is the Kyaiktiyo Pagoda perched on top of the Golden Rock, which is at the top of Mt. Kyaiktiyo.  The lady in the photo has somehow made it almost to the top of  Mt. Kyaiktiyo, whether by walking or riding the bus we don’t know.  We suspect she didn’t walk, since she has hired a litter to carry her the rest of the way. (The litter bearers literally ran up the steps.)

This photo was taken on February 6, 2017.   Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 400, f/8, 1/30 sec, 18 mm.

Buddha’s Thumbnail

This is our entry in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Hands.

North of New Bagan, Myanmar, just off the Bagan-Chauk Road in Myin Ka Bar, are some of the largest Buddha figures we have ever seen.  One of these was a bhumisparsha Buddha, seated with his left hand palm upward on his lap and the fingers of the right hand pointing to the earth beside his right knee.  For a sense of the size of this Buddha, consider that the human hand in the photo is covering less than half of the right thumbnail of the Buddha.

This photo was taken on February 11, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 2000, f/2.0, 1/30 sec, 4.5 mm.