Sometimes we revel in the moment.
At the moment I captured this image I was taking a deep breath reveling in the fact that I hadn’t tipped the boat.
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This Burmese man, on the other hand, epitomized perfect balance on the very tip of his boat. One foot rowing. No hands.
A couple of minutes earlier I had transferred my body mid-stream and mid-air from my little boat to his. I needed a view worth his net. But I almost capsized his tiny boat when I leapt aboard. He, of course, took my erratic movement in stride and effortlessly compensated for his new, side-balanced load.
Whew! And was I thankful.
My own expertise lies in flipping visual perception in precise increments . . . at whim.
So I leached this image of most color and pumped contrast in post-production to a square with a slight glow. Ah, the perfect balance. To me.
This is the shallow Inle Lake in the remote reaches of Myanmar . . . a lake plowed by canoes of this sort steered with one leg wrapped around one oar by well-heeled gents of this sort.
His name, Ko Muang Thein. You know mine.
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