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Temple Sunrise by AndyMumford Temple Sunrise by AndyMumford
Another image from a wonderful sunrise at the temples of Bagan, Burma.
The plain of Bagan has around 2000 temples scattered over a few square kilometers, and in the morning, mist rolls access the plain and the neighboring River Ayerwaddy, making each temple appear like an individual island in the fog.
It really is a remarkable scene.
The majority of the temples were built between the 11th and 13th century, and according to various sources, at Bagan's peak there were around 10 000 temples, stupas and monasteries built in the 100 square kilometer area.  Doing the basic math, that's basically starting a new temple every 9 days for a period of 250 years, which is  a lot of building!
Numbers aside though, our first morning watching the sunrise across Bagan was a truly unforgettable experience, it's easily one of the most amazing places on the planet.

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acoresjo88 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations! Your outstanding work has been added to the Featured gallery of :iconpanoramicshot:!
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kiew1 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture from an amazing place!
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Gwangelinhael Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing picture
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Flyinhawiian23 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW
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gottabeagga Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
love it
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Thanks Beata :-)
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foureyes Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
+fav Heart Love  your latest pics are timeless Clap 
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Thanks so much Bernie.  Hope you're keeping well :-)

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JacobMainland Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic photo, so great atmosphere :clap:
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beachelf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Awesome! :iconsquee-loveplz:
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Geraldinejane Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Wonderful shot!
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A2Matos Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Photographer
Balistic Shot !!!!
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ChiFeng-dA Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
1a !!
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Loempia-in-space Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
What a beauty 
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Finnjamin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
It's really low res.... You may want to replace the file with a better quality one.
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Nope,  it was my fault.  The previous things I'd saved in PS was at 4 Quality, and when I resized/saved this (it's all on an automated PS action) for some reason it saved it again at 4, instead of the 12.  
Thanks for flagging that up, I've reuploaded a better quality image now
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Finnjamin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Haha, yeah, that is significantly better. 
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Hmm, you're right but I don't know what's going on with that.  I've used the same method that I've used to resize/sharpen my jpegs for web upload for the last 6  years or so.  The resized file looks fine on my screen, and then on DA it looks crappy.  Not sure if they've changed their compression algorithms or something. :-/
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13-septembre Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Superb! :clap:
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you have a higher quality image?
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AndyMumford Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Sorry, I'd saved the file at too low a quality after resizing in PS and wasn't really paying attention.  I've reuploaded a better quality file now.
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Lmomjian Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
much better. great photo by the way
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BlueDiamondSnow Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh! Fantastic capture. Mystical, magical. I love it!
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jessioddie Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Such lovely atmosphere and colours, it looks so much like a painting.
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LuKaG2906 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
remarkable indeed...
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da-phil Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
killer shot my friend!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
just beautiful Andy.
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camera-buff Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
A beaufiful sureal scene.
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