Sunset over Bagan Pagodas

This is our entry in The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Rise/Set.

Sometimes we think that there are too many sunset photos. Then we find ourselves in a beautiful location with a magnificent sunset and we can’t resist capturing the image.  We climbed the steep, handrail-free, steps of the Shwesandaw Pagoda with several hundred very new friends (all of us in our bare feet) to take this shot. When we finally got back to the ground, we agreed the climb had been worth it.

This photo was taken from an upper level of the Shwesandaw Pagoda in Bagan, Myanmar, on February 9, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/16, 1/100 sec, 135mm

A Monk Waiting for Sunset

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: WAITING.

This photo was taken in Bagan, Myanmar, on the top terrace of the Shwesandaw Pagoda. We, along with hundreds of other tourists, had climbed the steep steps (in our bare feet) and were crowded together on the western levels of this magnificent pagoda to witness the setting sun.  At the very end of our terrace, a monk had climbed onto the corner parapet for an unobstructed view.

Monk Awaiting Sunset

We were on the upper terrace of the 328-foot-high pagoda, but if he had slipped, he would have fallen “only” 15 feet to the next terrace down.

This photo was taken on February 9, 2017.  Specs are:

Olympus Tough TG-4, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/100 sec, 18 mm