On the Road Again
he Ayeyarwaddy River was called "the Road to Mandalay" because it was the chief route from Yangon in the days when the only other alternative was elephant and ox cart. During the dry season, copious dust creates vivid pink and orange sunsets; this shot is unfiltered. I chose an exposure short enough to freeze the boat and its occupants, but long enough to show some motion and gather the soft light as it slipped beneath the horizon.


Ayeyarwaddy River, Myanmar

Image ©2001 Jon Ortner