A Smoky Dawn Breaks Over Bagan

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN APRIL – Y3.  The word is dawning.

This is a view of dawn breaking over the thousands of temples in Bagan, Myanmar. The rays from the rising sun are accentuated by the smoke from burning grasses.

This photo was taken on February 10, 2017. Specs are:

Olympus TG-4, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/320 sec, 18 mm

For a different view featuring hot air balloons, read our post Balloons over Bagan – Tuesday Photo Challenge – Morning.

A Charming Pair

This is our second entry in Lost in Translation’s Thursday’s Special: Pair.

This pair of cobras in a pair of baskets is responding to the movement of a pungi (musical instrument) as a snake charmer plays it in front of them. This little traveling show was set up on a raised sidewalk near Sri Dalada Maligawa (Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic), a Buddhist temple in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

This photo was taken on February 7, 2018. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/9, 1/50 sec, 50 mm

Walking in Pairs

This is our entry in  Lost in Translation’s Thursday’s Special: Pair.

These school children, walking in pairs, have been visiting the National Museum in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

This photo was taken on February 22, 2018. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/320 sec, 50 mm.

A Trio of Tea Pickers

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s Thursday’s Special: Trio.

This trio of tea pickers is hard at work at the Lovers Leap Division of the Pedro Estate tea plantation in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka.

This photo was taken on February 9, 2018.

Candescent Coals Cook Chapati

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN JANUARY – Y3.

A common street foods in Old Delhi, India, is tandoori roti (also called chapati).  The roti in the photo below is being cooked on the side of the tandoor by the heat of the candescent coals at the bottom.

This photo was taken on October 22, 2014, with an Olympus TG-3 camera.

Subway Weed — Finding Light in Darkness

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: DARKNESS AND LIGHT.

This photo shows a weed with tiny white flowers growing from a lighted grate in the lower (train) level of a Metro station.  In the darkness of the station, this weed finds enough light to grow and bloom.

This photo was taken on October 18, 2017. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/60 sec, 135 mm.

Louvre Pyramids at Night

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PORTRAIT VS. LANDSCAPE.

These photos of the large Louvre Pyramid and one of the smaller pyramids were taken in Paris, France, during an evening rain shower. Behind the pyramids are the Louvre Palace that houses the Louvre Museum.  The first photo, in landscape mode, was taken from the main courtyard. The second photo, in portrait mode, was taken from a side passage through the Palace, directly behind the location of the first photo.

Louvre Pyramids
Louvre Pyramids

Looking closely at the photo above, you can see a bride posing between the pyramids on the left side, while her groom (far left) takes her picture.  Looking even more closely, you may see feet walking in front of the smaller pyramid; it took five seconds for this person to walk in front of the pyramid.

Louvre Pyramids
Louvre Pyramids

In the above photo, the ghost of a woman can be seen in front of the pyramids; she lingered there for a few seconds before moving away. The camera was much farther away from the pyramids in the second photo, but the zoom made the pyramids and the building beyond seem very close together.

These photos were taken on October 7, 2016, at around 6 pm, with a Canon 100D camera. Specs are:

Landscape photo: ISO 100, f/8, 5.0 sec, 18 mm

Portrait photo: ISO 100, f/8, 8.0 sec, 50 mm