Posted by: Babu Suresh | March 30, 2012

“Calm Water, Lost Horizon” – Inle Lake, Myanmar

“Calm Water, Lost Horizon” – Inle Lake, Myanmar – Bill Schaefer

Every time I view this image my body just relaxes instantly.  In fact, it is taking me a while to create this post because I keep drifting off into the photo.  This would be a great photograph to have hanging over my desk reminding me to slow down every once in a while.  Chill.  I love the lack of horizon, the calm water, and how the fisherman seems to be stuck in his own time and space passively dragging me there with him.

While browsing through Bill’s portfolio of Asia, I also noticed he has an uncanny ability of getting indigenous people to smile in his portrait shots.  I can only assume this is a testament to his glowing personality as well as his command of photography.  http://photobotos.com/calm-water/

Calm-Water

Every time I view this image my body just relaxes instantly.  In fact, it is taking me a while to create this post because I keep drifting off into the photo.  This would be a great photograph to have hanging over my desk reminding me to slow down every once in a while.  Chill.  I love the lack of horizon, the calm water, and how the fisherman seems to be stuck in his own time and space passively dragging me there with him.

While browsing through Bill’s portfolio of Asia, I also noticed he has an uncanny ability of getting indigenous people to smile in his portrait shots.  I can only assume this is a testament to his glowing personality as well as his command of photography.

Enter Bill:

Inle Lake in central Burma is known for its fishermen, who use large conical baskets to trap fish in the lake shallows.  I was presented with a slightly different scene of a fisherman setting smaller cylindrical traps.  The light was softly diffused through the morning mist that obscured the horizon, seamlessly blending the water and sky.  The water was calm and, as our boatman quietly maneuvered the 50 foot longboat around the fisherman, I knew I could get a reflection in the water.  The challenge was to wait until I could capture the background without any other elements except the blending of water and sky.  The result captures the serene, unhurried beauty of the landscape and the people of Burma.

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