Beautiful Sun reflecting on the water! (No trick photography here)!

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Myanmar (Burma) by Robert Swetz

 Beautiful Sun reflecting on the water! (No trick photography here)!

 This photograph is quite deceiving because it looks like it's cold and there might be snow around the edges of the picture.

 There is no snow and when this photo was taken it was not cold. The sun was going down at the time and I would consider this a sunset, but some may not because the sun is not on the horizon.

 This photograph was taken in Mandalay Myanmar (Burma) May 2008. Temperature was around 105 degrees and the humidity was around 100 percent.

 That is why the sun looks orange because it is setting and the humidity is so high. When your in these temperatures when you think hard or walk fast you break into a sweat, it is quite uncomfortable.

 photograph above taken in Myanmar (Burma) by: Robert Swetz and duplicating in any form is in violation of copyright infringement and subject to fines.

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Comments (17)

Teresa Harris
Lake Real Estate, LLC - Denver, NC
Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte

Wow Robert, this is beautiful! Almost looks like a black and white photo...are you sure that you just didn't use some paint on sun????

Feb 09, 2009 02:25 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Teresa - You know better than that! I just posting this pic and you commented seconds after, are you watching me?

Feb 09, 2009 02:29 PM
Eileen Hsu
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Hello Robert! Love that red coloured sun ... Always enjoy your photography!

Feb 09, 2009 02:34 PM
Debbie Malone
Londeree's Real Estate & Property Management - Lynchburg, VA
From Lynchburg To The Lake (434) 546-0369

Robert, that is a gorgeous photo, vivid color. If it was 105 degrees that late in the day, what is the temp at mid-day?

Feb 09, 2009 02:36 PM
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Interesting color - especially the way everything but the sun is a grayish color. :)


Feb 09, 2009 02:40 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Steve- The humidity was so thick it created this black, gray & white affect.

Feb 09, 2009 02:47 PM
Tony Orefice
Wilkinson ERA/ - Concord, NC
Realtor/Harrisburg NC,Concord NC

Hey Robert,

Another great photo!! You certainly have an artistic eye.

Feb 09, 2009 03:01 PM
Roy A. Peterson
Domicile Analysis of Texas - El Paso, TX

Robert, this is a neat looking picture of the sun at dusk, very nice.

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Feb 09, 2009 03:08 PM
Richard Dolbeare, R(B)
eXp Realty - Wailuku, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

It looks like the moon to me, are you sure it's the sun?  I'm familiar with the humidity there having spent 35 years in the area.

Feb 09, 2009 03:14 PM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Robert, another amazing photo!  Thanks for sharing it!

Feb 09, 2009 03:16 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes

You do the most amazing photos -- thanks for sharing them with us all.

Feb 09, 2009 03:38 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Richard - Believe me if this was the moon, I would not say it was the sun. I have hundreds of photographs like this from South East Asia.

Feb 09, 2009 03:42 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Robert, Nice picture.. Thanks for sharing.

Best - Sash

Feb 09, 2009 11:36 PM
Zane Coffin
Century-21 Homestar - Geneva, OH
(Geneva Ohio Real Estate Agent)

Robert that's a nice shot you timed that just right......peace zane

Feb 10, 2009 12:01 AM
Rick Huffman
Mortgage Banker - Kent, WA

Robert, this was a great picture. I thought it was snowing as well. 105 takes your breath away.

Feb 10, 2009 09:23 AM
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Robert - what a very interesting photo, and thanks for sharing the description. The color of the sun is amazing. Great job, I really enjoy your photographs.

Feb 10, 2009 12:01 PM
Kent Simpson
Realty One Group Mountain Desert - Tucson, AZ
Real Estate Is About People

Vegas Bob strikes again with an incredible photo.  I did imagine a cool, crisp feeling when first viewing it, then reading the description, the feeling of humid air thick with mist that one can almost grab a fistful of replaced it.  The view is mesmerizing, almost hypnotic.

Was it as serene as it seems, or was the scene alive with the sounds of the night just starting to wake up?

Feb 11, 2009 12:26 PM