A man in longyi was at the helm of the ferryboat to Ye Le Pagoda

Man taking helm on the passenger boast
Man at the helm of the ferry to Ye Le Pagoda
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After a while, the lunch break was over and the men at the Ye Le Pagoda boat ramp began working again. The boat I boarded soon started to leave the middle of the river. Just as when I had crossed the river, I was the only one on the ferry, which was reserved for foreigners. Although I was the only passenger, there were several people on board. I felt as if I was boarding my own boat with servants in tow. I guess it is like this when Saudi royalty travel, although the scale is completely different.

At the back of the ferry, a man wearing a longyi, the traditional costume of Myanmar, was standing. He was the boatman. He was holding a wooden stick and steering the boat. Just behind him, a large engine was making noise. Across the river, I could see the golden hall of Ye Le Pagoda, where I had been just a moment before. When I pointed my camera at the boatman, he gave me a thumbs-up with a tight expression on his face.

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PHOTO DATA

No

10960

Shooting Date

Sep 2018

Posted On

April 4, 2019

Modified On

April 20, 2022

Place

Kyauktan, Myanmar

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

SONNAR T* FE 55MM F1.8 ZA

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