Rural life in Hsipaw, Northern Myanmar

After Mandalay I caught a bus north to Hsipaw. Leaving the popular tourist route behind, this was a week spent in a tranquil, rural area of Burma. I hired a motorcycle and explored the local area, shooting every dawn and dusk.

Workers at a Noodle Factory, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Buddhist nuns collecting alms in the early morning near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Buddhist nuns collecting alms in the early morning near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Novice Budhist Monks working on land, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Novice Budhist Monks working on land, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise through misty woods near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise through misty woods near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunrise over Lake, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunset over Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Sunset over Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Farmer leading Water Buffalo home for evening, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Farmer leading Water Buffalo home for evening, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

People working in Paddy fields near Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw Morning Market, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Young Novice monks waiting for alms at petrol station, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Young Novice monks waiting for alms at petrol station, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Exterior of Pagoda at twilight, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Exterior of Pagoda at twilight, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Klatha, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Portrait of Klatha, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man weaving Bamboo basket, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Man weaving Bamboo basket, Hsipaw, Shan State, Myanmar, Asia

Inside the Jade Market, Mandalay, Myanmar

I visited the famous Jade Market in Mandalay to photograph the transactions and interactions between the traders and purchasers. It was refreshing to get away from the tourist hordes I had encountered at the U-Bein Bridge the previous morning and … Continue reading

Day Five – Pisac, Peru 14-01-2014

Up early again, this time heading east from the lodgings in Cusco, the sky looks overcast from the bedroom window but it might be worth heading out, I walk down the pathways and come across a viewpoint looking towards these distant mountains with the early morning mist still lingering in the valleys. Shot with a 135mm prime and then cropped in post.

View from Saqsaywaman over Mountains near Cusco, Cusco City, Peru

From Cusco we got a taxi down to the charming village of Pisac. After some empanadas for almuerzo I took a stroll around the market, taking a moment to buy a hat made from Alpaca wool..

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

This is Luisa who I met in the Plaza de Armas – a natural in front of camera!

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

 

La tienda del sombrero

Pisac Market, Pisac Plaza de Armas, Peru

Pisac, Peru

 

 

And in the afternoon a taxi transported us up the hill to the Pisac Ruins, an amazing place which we had almost all to ourselves.

Pisac Ruins, Pisac, Peru

Pisac Ruins, Pisac, Peru

Pisac Ruins, Pisac, Peru