12 Jan, 2017 Travel Obtained Exellent Entry in final round of the 4th NTD Chinese International Photography Competition (total of 7,158 photographic entries by 1,760 photographers from 42 countries Obtained Exellent Entry in final round of the 4th NTD Chinese International Photography Competition (total of 7,158 photographic entries by 1,760 photographers from 42 countries Bagan’s prosperous economy built over 10,000 temples between the 11th and 13th centuries. Here’s a sunset over Bagan A team of local construction workers at 1,745 m high completing one of the rest-stop’s roof. Amazing landscape throughout Laos. Here’s a farmer carrying heavy load during the harvest season. Here’s a monk student in the school of monk ( Luang Prabang) The gilded spires and a white facade make the Ananda Pahto (Temple) stand out from the thousands of red brick temples in Bagan, Burma (Myanmar). Completed in 1105, it is one of Bagan’s most famous Buddhist temples. A young Burmese girl reading her prayer at a corner of shwedagon pagoda The little girl’s red dress was so vibrant and caught my immediate attention when I first arrived at Angkor Wat entrance. The famous tree at Ta Prohm Siem Reap village girls They ran up to me from a distance asking me to take a picture of them, will I reject to that ? As always, I love photo shoot of children’s happy face, they are just so natural in front of the lens. About 90 over per cent of Bali’s population adhered to Balinese Hinduism while most of the remainder follow Islam, I found them near Lake Bratan. If only I could wake up every morning to this absolutely gorgeous morning scenery. There’s something about Bali, it’s the smile they carry with them everyday. It’s a Sunday afternoon at the local market and this Vietnam lady’s pose in her nap caught my attention. I feel sleep, do you? The raised red lantern at temple that carry the symbol of good fortune especially during Chinese New Year celebration or for festival for wedding also. Lukang is the host for the entire Lantern Festival theme for Taiwan in the celebration of Chinese New Year (Year of Dragon) 2012. The landscape of lantern decorations around this small but long history town just amazed me till this day. This was taken during my visit to Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap. The boy sitting at the “Window” sets a perfect frame in contrast to the ancient God sculpture on the wall. The old man with great joy in his laugh expression is a legendary master of Lantern making in Taiwan – Master Wu Dun-Hou One of Pao tribe lady is smoking her “cheroot” at a morning market we visited at Inle Lake Mingalabar , their greeting of saying hello in their language. Dating back from 1500 years in history, Bagan has one of the most amazing landscape with thousands of pagoda and temples especially famous with its sunset and sunrise. The relationship of this two fisherman in the picture is father and son The young hmong girls were probably discussing why are these photographers so enthusiast about taking our picture This little Hmong girl’s gaze fascinated me to freeze the moment As I was walking by this abandoned wooden house , the little girl is playing hide and seek with her younger brother No school for today and the children are enjoying their afternoon soccer game in front of their school. It’s not uncommon that group of children will follow you when you pay a visit at their village. This is taken during a trip to Laos few years back when our group visited to one of the remote villages. The children were obviously curious with our giant monster lenses and camera body or could be just delighted to see their own reflection via our lenses. I’ve purposely shoot them from above but cropped them tightly in my frame. Can you spot another composition technique I’ve used here?