On the Road Again
he Intha fishermen of Inle Lake are famous for their unique conical fish traps and oars which they row with their legs. The long narrow, spring-fed lake, in the eastern Shan state in Myanmar, is lined with bamboo houses on stilts, fronted by lush, floating vegetable gardens in the canals. Shooting into the sun is always tricky; even with advanced matrix metering it is still hard to get the amount of silhouetting that you want. I took a base reading from the scene, excluding the sun, underexposed the reading 3/4 to 1 1/4 stops, and then shot the composed scene with the sun in the photo. No polarizer was used to reduce the possibility of unwanted flare.


Inle Lake, Myanmar

Image ©2001 Jon Ortner