Sunrise Over Bagan

© Min Htike Aung

Sunrise Over Bagan

Nikki McDonald level-classic 11/22/2007 8:22:11 AM

This is beautiful. I love the layered look of the composition and the golden tones throughout--even the silhouettes are not quite black but very dark brown. #792652

Brinn MacDougall 11/22/2007 8:24:05 AM

Really is beautiful, elegant capture, Min. #5110393

Bonnie C. Lackey 11/22/2007 9:09:42 AM

Looks like a tapestry, Min. Gorgeous work... #5110488

Michelle Alton 11/22/2007 6:00:39 PM

Absolutely magically beautiful, Min. It's an awesome image.
Michelle #5111394

Avril Young level-classic 12/7/2007 12:28:19 AM

WOW....fantastic poto...really stunning work. Congrats! #5177844

Yves Rubin 12/7/2007 12:39:49 AM

The colors and depth of tones are absolutely gorgeous! This is a classic view, but I have never seen it with such sense of depth. It is too bad the balloon lettering are perceptible though, this detracts from the pure, zen-like enjoyment. This could be easily addressed.

A pure delight, and I don't say this easily!

Michelle Alton 12/7/2007 1:56:34 AM

Wow! Good going! I loved this pic from the start and I'm glad it turned into a POTD! Congratulations, Min! #5177972

Teri Soares 12/7/2007 2:38:44 AM

Simply stunning! The atmospheric layers and the color would be splendid, but the balloon make it magical. A well deserved POTD!

Teri #5178025

Teri Soares 12/7/2007 2:54:33 AM

Incredible! Wow! #5178042

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/7/2007 3:23:27 AM

A stunning potd Min, huge congratulations! #5178082

Nikki McDonald level-classic 12/7/2007 3:36:50 AM

I'm so glad to see this beautiful capture recognized. Congratulations on the POTD. #5178134

Sheila Faryna level-classic 12/7/2007 4:28:07 AM

Gorgeous cature Min!! Congrats on winning potd :-) #5178318

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 12/7/2007 5:04:48 AM

A mystical image.
Wonderful POTD!

Milan Banik 12/7/2007 5:07:41 AM

outstanding ..........congratulations. #5178450

James Kirk level-classic 12/7/2007 5:10:17 AM

You know, I do comment on images now and again, usually when I see something that tweeks one of my buttons. Not so this shot. This shot works on so many levels. It is just magical. Fantastic eye. If this isn't in the running for grand prize, it should be. #5178465

Laura Clay-Ballard 12/7/2007 5:18:50 AM

gorgeous! congrats! #5178497

Jim Britt 12/7/2007 5:19:16 AM

Nicely done. Congrats on your POTD! #5178499

Robert Baer level-classic 12/7/2007 5:53:40 AM

just beautiful congratulations #5178644

Denise Denomy level-classic 12/7/2007 6:09:26 AM

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! What a magnificent capture, Min! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! A TRUE WINNER! :0) #5178742

Min Htike Aung 12/7/2007 6:13:30 AM

Thanks for the comments , I am really happy to be a POTD winner in this site! Hope to win a prize soon! #5178759

Laura Glabman 12/7/2007 6:35:07 AM

Your photos are simply breathtaking and this one in particular evokes so many emotions. The early morning light and the peacefulness of the scene is so soothing. I'm not familiar with this place but I've put it on my list of places I should see before I die.
Congratulations! #5178848

Joy Rector 12/7/2007 6:41:51 AM

congrats on this awesome POTD #5178880

Pamela E. Hubbard 12/7/2007 7:33:36 AM

Oh my... (as my jaw drops)... I love the color and the almost 3 dementional look all those layers give this most wonderful image! Congrats on getting the well deservered POTD!!!! #5179085

Liz Mackney 12/7/2007 8:04:05 AM

Absolutely breathtaking! Well done and congrats on POTD! #5179194

Nancy Donnell 12/7/2007 8:22:24 AM

Gorgeous shot! Congratulations! #5179265

ronda chatelle level-classic 12/7/2007 9:19:20 AM

WOW! Fabulous image! Congratulations Min! #5179439

Siete Meeter 12/7/2007 9:33:23 AM

WOW....fantastic poto...really stunning work. Congrats!


Lloyd Ewart 12/7/2007 9:41:48 AM

To sum up all the other comments...NEATO!!!..Wasn't this also a panorama? Beauty!! #5179500

Paul D. 12/7/2007 9:58:45 AM

Min, besides all of the other elements that people mentioned, I also really like the compression of the land... if you don't mind me asking, do you remember what focal length (mm) lens you used on this? #5179544

Min Htike Aung 12/7/2007 10:28:54 AM

Thanks for the congrats!!!
Hello Paul. I used 70-200 lens and the focal length I used is 200mm . I used Canon 5D so yeah I can reach only 200mm and I shot this from a balcony of a pagoda to get a high angle. #5179690

Cheryl Meisel 12/7/2007 10:59:34 AM

All I can say is WOW! Just awesome!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this wonderful shot!
Cherylm #5179810

Mary Clarke 12/7/2007 2:24:54 PM

Congratulations on POTD Min, wonderful image. #5180336

Patricia Ronan 12/7/2007 2:55:07 PM

Beautiful image, congrats on your POTD:) #5180436

Dennis Walton 12/7/2007 6:20:23 PM

Congratulations on this selection as POTD. It is well deserved. Any chance you can arrange for some hot air balloons for me when I visit Bagan next month!!!!! #5180996

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic 12/7/2007 7:04:21 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on the awards for this fantastic photo!!! #5181137

Lorri Shank 12/8/2007 9:31:46 AM

Congratulations, Min! #5183356

Paul D. 12/10/2007 12:16:34 PM

Min, exact same camera and lens I have... I THOUGHT it had that "look". Thanks! Great job! #5192104

Jennifer L. Alder 12/19/2007 5:46:53 PM

:) #5230406

Nikki McDonald level-classic 12/19/2007 7:06:41 PM

Congratulations again on the finalist--may it go all the way. #5231061

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 12/19/2007 7:10:14 PM

Gorgeous finalist!!!
--Lisa #5231089

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 12/19/2007 8:02:55 PM

Congratulations Min, this is a beautiful finalist! #5231478

Michelle Alton 12/20/2007 2:48:18 AM

Heartfelt congratulations, Min. I knew this would go far!
Michelle #5233152

Christopher Budny level-classic 12/22/2007 6:27:26 PM

Glorious image, Min; congratulations! #5244612

Tocky Bialobrzeski level-classic 5/9/2008 4:38:14 AM

This is so beautiful. #5903581

Elizabeth M. Novacek level-classic 8/11/2008 11:24:47 PM

This is truly incredible. What a capture! #6302242

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