With the exception of one night in Yangon for our farewell dinner, the Inle Lake region is the final stop on our Amazing Myanmar Photo Tour. Inle lake, located in the heart of the Shan Plateau is a beautiful highland lake, 900 meters above sea level. The lake is 22km long and up to 10km across at its widest section. The entire area is inhabited by many different ethnic groups. The Intha people are the Lake dwellers who exhibit a unique leg rowing technique. Inle lake has so many interesting things to photograph including hill tribes, Leg-rowed traditional boats, local markets, floating gardens, and arts and crafts. We spend 2 nights in over-water accommodations and another 2 nights in the shoreside town of Nuang Shwe. I’ll share 22 images from the first two days at Inle lake and then follow up with another blog post from our stay in Nuang Shwe. Enjoy.
Above and below: In order to get a unique perspective, sometimes it is necessary to place your camera on the ground and pre-set the auto-focus point where you expect the main subject to appear in the frame (in this case, on the right third). As subjects pass by, trip the shutter and hope for good results. It takes a fair amount of practice and you’ll end up throwing away many of your shots, but you might find a few that you really like!