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Temple_Sagaing Hill_Myanmar

Hasselblad 500CM camera and Hasselblad 50mm f3.5 lens with Kodak Ektacolor Gold 160 Professional film

Hasselblad 500CM camera and Hasselblad 50mm f4 Distagon FEL T lens with Kodak Ektacolor Gold 160 Professional film

Myanmar (Burma) is an amazing country, rich in natural beauty with a long history evidenced in a plethora of marvelous Buddhist shrines and temples. The above image was made towards the end of an absolutely wonderful day photographing around the towns of Ava and Sagaing.

The scene inside this hilltop temple was somewhat surreal: a seemingly infinite line of Buddhist statues, set amongst vividly colored surroundings. To achieve the large depth of field (DOF) required from the foreground right through to the background I needed to close the aperture down all the way to f32. This, together with the low light levels, required an exposure time of 4 minutes.

The original 6x6cm color negative was scanned. The resulting digital file was processed with Adobe Photoshop CS4.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography

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