Net Worth

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.

Net Worth
(Fine Art Print Purchase.)

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.

Glen Allison

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3 Comments

  1. Kit Johnson October 11, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    That’s a stunning photo.

  2. Kenny Walters September 30, 2013 at 6:58 am #

    Nice to see a new post! Beautiful image!

    • Glen Allison September 30, 2013 at 10:22 am #

      Hey Kenny,

      Much appreciation.