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    Our old bus climbed the dusty logging road in the middle of nowhere. We escaped from the scorching heat of the midday sun into the coolness and solitude of this ancient sandstone cave. Phowintaung caves were completed in the 14th C. They are found 25 km. from Monywa. Buddhist statues and murals are dated between the 14th and 18th centuries. There are approx. 947 caves. Light painting was added to give you the feeling of ghostly spirits being present. Definitely this was off the beaten path.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 7
    Lighting 8
    Creativity 8
    Story 8

    Good exposure and light painting. When I first saw the light trail, I thought it was meant to come from the monk's candle that he had walked from room to room with. Either way, it adds a bit of movement and mystery to the image, lovely!

    Lindsay Kuczera
    Digital Media Specialist, National Geographic Expeditions
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Nov 9, 2014
    Date Uploaded: Jul 14, 2017
    Location: Monywa, Sagain, Myanmar
    Camera: Panasonic DMC-G6
    Focal Length: 7 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/0 sec
    Aperture: f/16
    ISO: 200
    Copyright: © Carolyn Angus
    Categories: Adventure, Culture, Travel
    Assignments: Off the Beaten Path
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