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Canon Stories - Myanmar: Mike Langford

It was late in the afternoon and we ourselves had arrive at the Pyathada Paya by horse cart, as this was the normal way to travel around on the Plains of Bagan, which is my favourite place on the planet. Not long after we had been photographing around the temple, a large tourist bus pulled up and I noticed that it was empty, so I asked our driver how come? To which he replied that all the tourists were soon to travel along the road we had just come by, on horse carts, just like us!  Knowing that the road was dusty and that the setting sun would be behind the tourist in their horse carts, back lighting them, we quickly drove back to a part of the road that was interesting and waited. I had enough time to set up my camera with all the setting I felt would be appropriate to make my Jpg capture sing. Sure enough, within a few minutes a half a dozen carts appeared in the late afternoon haze and I got this shot.

Photographer: Mike Langford
Camera: Canon 5D Mark 11
Lens: Canon 70-200 2.8L USM
Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F8
ISO: 400
White Balance: 10,000 Kelvin
Picture style: Landscape
Contrast: +3
Saturation: +2