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Myanmar Immigration Checkpoint

Myanmar Immigration Checkpoint
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Copyright: Fred NEF (Freddie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1285 W: 104 N: 1157] (6359)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon PowerShot A640, WC-DC58N 0.7x
Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-27 8:29
Viewed: 2879
Points: 18
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Myanmar Immigration Checkpoint
Going to a place where a Junta or military is the ruler, in the midst of an uprising, and coming up to a checkpoint, on stilts, in the middle of a murky river... alone in an old wooden boat w/ someone who could slash the rotor blade anywhere, or reroute and be in front of gangs to get my things and be thrown dead in the water, it's a heart-thumping experience all in all. I'll make a travelogue to tell in detail, what happened in this adventure. I'm lucky to be alive! :)

Model: Canon PowerShot A640
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3
Exposure Time: 1/159
F-Stop: f/4.0
Focal Length: 9565/1000 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern

Pp work:
I'd like to check if I could do the border design I see often here in TL. I was able to do it... it's so easy! :)

1. tweak Curve and Shadow/Highlight for color saturation
2. add canvass size and use the TL background color as the border color
3. make a shadow effect on the left and bottom of the picture
4. resize for TL

Quote of the Day:
"And that desire--the strong desire to take pictures--is important. It borders on a need, based on a habit: the habit of seeing. Whether working or not, photographers are looking, seeing, and thinking about what they see, a habit that is both a pleasure and a problem, for we seldom capture in a single photograph the full expression of what we see and feel. It is the hope that we might express ourselves fully--and the evidence that other photographers have done so--that keep us taking pictures." -Sam Abell

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I like the composition and colours in this photograph. A good POV. It is clear you are a good photographer. Congratulations.

For the people of Myanmar, I respect their struggle for their rights. I hope they get what they want and peace without getting hurt further.

Hi Freddie,
A great photojournalism type shot.
I'm glad you made it out ok.
Its pretty saddening to see whats been happening to the pro democracy demonstrators in Myanmar this week. Its hard to understand how people could kill Buddhist monks ... or anyone really.
I really hope that something changes for the better there soon.

Hi Freddie - An interesting documentary shot and story. The boat with its red sides is well placed in the FG. The POV is interesting. A pity to see the boatman's back (also covering up the people waiting on land). But then - you don't always get what you want to. The feel is there, though! Fine quote by Sam Abbell, too! TFS it all! Looking forward to your next photos re your adventure there. - Cordelia :)))

Hie Freddie,

So now you're in Myanmar already. Wow..you're very brave. I will be looking forward to your travelogue about this soon. Nice photo there of the mini pier and the boat.


Hi Fred,
How I love an adventure, especially if you do the travelling - looking forward to hearing more about it - the why, the what.....
Good POV, nice reporting done here.
You made it out in one piece, so I hope there will be a return to democracy and peace over there such a shame what is happening.

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  • cinca Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 2 N: 143] (4456)
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A great pov for this image, a great adventure for you. I hope that the adventure will finish well for those people also.
Well done, ciao Cinzia

Hi Freddie,
Nice and clear shot from the hip. Going Myanmar, Daredevil. Take care.

Great POV Freddie boy! but im going to ask you what the H are you doing now in this place?? =)

great POV, beautiful " fresh " colours

Hope you don't put money on a bank for your pension : If you continue this way, it's a waste ... >:-)

So, maybe see you next time LOL


Maybe good I never went. I find can trouble anywhere! Very intriguing!

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