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Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film

Leica M6 camera and Leica 35mm f2 Summicron-M lens with Kodak Ektachrome Elite 100 Extra Color film

I made this image from U-Beins Bridge in Myanmar (Burma) with the aid of warm, early morning light skimming over the cart and water. The texture in the water and the triangular shape, formed between the two white oxen and the driver’s hat, add a sense of direction and movement through the frame.

It’s certainly an unusual scene for someone from a relatively affluent country, like Australia, to have had the privilege to witness. I think what interests me most about this image is its capacity to examine dualities (opposites), both seen and unseen. Notions of rich and poor, traditional and contemporary, old and new, fast and slow, rural and urban, etc. An image talks to us by what is outside of the frame as much as it does by what’s included within.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography 

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