This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: All Things Farm Related.
These are farmers that we met in Bagan, Myanmar, while traveling with local photographer Maung Maung Bagan. We were traveling down a dirt washboard road at (what seemed like) a high rate of speed leaving a quarter-mile dust plume behind the hot, un-air-conditioned car. Suddenly, Maung Maung turned down a path that was even worse and sped up. Apparently, he saw these farmers at a distance and chased them down to pose for us. The locals all seem to know that Maung Maung will arrange a tip for them if they pose. A lot of people were willing to pose and the tip seemed like a fair exchange to photograph interesting people going about their everyday lives.
This photo was taken on February 8, 2017. It was converted to black and white using Silver Efex Pro. Specs are:
Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/1250 sec, 55mm.