Wednesday, September 16, 2009

glowing landmark

the glowing landmark

Shwedagon Pagoda is in Yangon, Myanmar. At 326 ft, it is considered to be the largest pagoda in the world. Depending on what is being looked for, large structures may demand a good vantage point to be seen from. While a close-up look (from the base of the structure) with a wide angle could infuse perspective & artistry, a telephoto shot from a good vantage point from some distance gives a big picture of how it stands (gigantically) among others on the surface of the Earth. Usually, a vantage point is higher or at least at half the height, at some distance.

I didn't plan for this. I came to have dinner at the apartment of my friend's. Then, there was this view seen from where we sat. The stage had been set. All that required was a camera and a tripod which I had at that time. The night time shifted all the focus to the pile of gold dazzling with the spotlights. I cropped top & bottom a bit to give it a (slight) panoramic feel.

Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS
ISO: 100
Exposure: 8s
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 85mm
Filter: N/A
Flash: No
Tripod: Yes

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