Mandalay Magic

After what seemed like days of travel we arrived to a warm reception from Katie & Matt. We caught our Sunset atop a hotel's SkyBar overlooking the Awaddy River. It was pretty awesome to say the least.

We ate, drank, and were merry then headed to a Marionette show. Apparently it is a huge historical storytelling and entertainment traditional in Myanmar which is slowly dying out.  

We all slept pretty hard that night and awoke at 4 to catch our ride to the river for Sunrise. This sunrise was one of THEE (yes worthy of double-e's) greatest Sunrises I have ever experienced. 

To say I was happy with the light, the people, the story would be the biggest understatement in the history of understatements.  There was almost TOO much to shoot and a tad bit overwhelming. Definitely a wow-yourself kind of day as a photographer. Having keepers is one thing, but when you are physically and emotionally moved by your own photos you know you truly have something special. This was one of those images. 

 'Golden Opportunity'

 'Golden Opportunity'