The light here in Bagan, especially at sunrise or sunset, is magical. I am not sure if it is the dust in the air, Myanmar’s location near the equator, or maybe all the incense that has burned by the monks over the centuries. But is definitely magical.
During the day, there is a constant haze, what you might see on a very hot day. But at the golden hour, it turns a pinkish gold, truly mystical.
Coupled with this unique light are literally thousands of pagodas across the countryside, a recipe for amazing photography.
We looked at capturing the mystical haze, the red orb of the sun and the silhouettes of the temple spires.
We had the opportunity to shoot a couple sunrises and sunsets, and I couldn’t get enough. I could have easily enjoyed a dozen more.
Since it’s all about the light, what do you think, real or magical?