March 23 2014
Hanging in there  Trees in Hokkaido have to work hard to keep going. This one a little bit higher even more so. www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK   #Hokkaido   #Winter

Hanging in there  Trees in Hokkaido have to work hard to keep going. This one a little bit higher even more so. 

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March 22 2014
Steps   a detail from a shan hills village home in Myanmarwww.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
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Steps   a detail from a shan hills village home in Myanmar

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March 20 2014
Two Too  another image from the ferry terminal in Yangoon. Added to my Street Colour album on G+www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK

Two Too  another image from the ferry terminal in Yangoon. Added to my Street Colour album on G+

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March 18 2014
Two  this young women was happy for me to photographer her and her t-shirt as she worked at her small food stall in Yangoon, Myanmar. The make up is fashionable all over Burma. The hat and airbrushed skin are fashionable elsewhere.www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK    #portraittuesday   #myanmar   #yangoon

Two  this young women was happy for me to photographer her and her t-shirt as she worked at her small food stall in Yangoon, Myanmar. The make up is fashionable all over Burma. The hat and airbrushed skin are fashionable elsewhere.

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Blessed by the Sun   This magical little shrine  was caught by the sun for a minute as we boated across Inle Lake in Myanmar. The captain  quickly manoeuvred the tiny wooden boat  so we could catch it. Then the sun moved on and so did we. #myanmar     #inlelake    #RvK

Blessed by the Sun   This magical little shrine  was caught by the sun for a minute as we boated across Inle Lake in Myanmar. The captain  quickly manoeuvred the tiny wooden boat  so we could catch it. Then the sun moved on and so did we.

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March 15 2014
Stepping Out  This young monk was one of a long group engaged in the early morning ritual ‘begging’ round. It is a common sight in Myanmar.www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK

Stepping Out  This young monk was one of a long group engaged in the early morning ritual ‘begging’ round. It is a common sight in Myanmar.

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March 13 2014
Wayside Water   One of the things you see wandering around villages, or between them, are these ‘free’ water vessels. The containers keep the water cool so anyone passing can refresh themselves. Dip and sip. While perhaps not for delicate western constitutions , it is the thought that counts and these shaded cool free water stands certainly illustrate the day to day  friendliness of the Myanmar people.www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #myanmar   #friendly   #RvK

Wayside Water   
One of the things you see wandering around villages, or between them, are these ‘free’ water vessels. The containers keep the water cool so anyone passing can refresh themselves. Dip and sip. While perhaps not for delicate western constitutions , it is the thought that counts and these shaded cool free water stands certainly illustrate the day to day  friendliness of the Myanmar people.

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March 12 2014
The Hosts    This couples’ young son was set to undergo his ‘Novitiation’ in the local monastery. Shinbya or Novitiation is a cultural practice where young boys become monks for a week or so.  In a little village, ‘off the side of a side road’, in Myanmar, quite a party was underway. There was a deafening sound system, plenty of food and enough alcohol to fuel the occasional enthusiastic over indulger.  The little boy himself was kind of overwhelmed.There was a  marque like affair where we were pressed to photograph the girls undergoing a parallel cultural practice by one of the merrier locals. There was something regal about this couple who were the hosts and presumably were funding the whole affair. They were keen to be photographed so I posed them against the worn painted side wall which seemed to reflect the mood of somehow faded glory.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinbyu . (Added to my World portraits album on G+)
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The Hosts    This couples’ young son was set to undergo his ‘Novitiation’ in the local monastery. Shinbya or Novitiation is a cultural practice where young boys become monks for a week or so.  In a little village, ‘off the side of a side road’, in Myanmar, quite a party was underway. There was a deafening sound system, plenty of food and enough alcohol to fuel the occasional enthusiastic over indulger.  The little boy himself was kind of overwhelmed.
There was a  marque like affair where we were pressed to photograph the girls undergoing a parallel cultural practice by one of the merrier locals. There was something regal about this couple who were the hosts and presumably were funding the whole affair. They were keen to be photographed so I posed them against the worn painted side wall which seemed to reflect the mood of somehow faded glory.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinbyu . (Added to my World portraits album on G+)

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March 11 2014
the zen crowd  added to my Kyoto Moods (mono) album.While processing this image I found myself thinking of these guys as patiently watching a (very) slow game. .. Zen cricket maybe?www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/  #RvK

the zen crowd  added to my Kyoto Moods (mono) album.

While processing this image I found myself thinking of these guys as patiently watching a (very) slow game. .. Zen cricket maybe?

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March 10 2014
A thoughtful momentI caught this gentlemen in a quiet moment while we were both waiting for a ferry in Yangon (Myanmar). Chatting to him afterwards I discovered he was a barrister. The ferry terminal is close to the courts, an interesting building I tried to photograph earlier that day without success .
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A thoughtful moment

I caught this gentlemen in a quiet moment while we were both waiting for a ferry in Yangon (Myanmar). Chatting to him afterwards I discovered he was a barrister. The ferry terminal is close to the courts, an interesting building I tried to photograph earlier that day without success .

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March 09 2014
(around) the bend   added to my Kyoto Moods (mono)  album on G+(https://plus.google.com/photos/108092487151722513439/albums/5947093216715551745)www.robertvankoesveld.com  ©Robert van Koesveld Photography http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/    #RvK   #kyoto   #moods

(around) the bend   added to my Kyoto Moods (mono)  album on G+
(https://plus.google.com/photos/108092487151722513439/albums/5947093216715551745)

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March 08 2014
Shine on you  Crazy Diamond(s)Dawn Fishermen - Inle Lake Myanmar
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Shine on you  Crazy Diamond(s)
Dawn Fishermen - Inle Lake Myanmar

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March 05 2014
tender temple tendingSome of the temples in Myanmar are weighted down with gold but this simple wooden building had a particular charm. It’s floors glowing with the care of countless respectful sweepers and polishers.
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tender temple tending

Some of the temples in Myanmar are weighted down with gold but this simple wooden building had a particular charm. It’s floors glowing with the care of countless respectful sweepers and polishers.

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March 03 2014
Hokkaido Abstract #1
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Hokkaido Abstract #1

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March 02 2014
I chased this patch of light,
as it moved quickly and then,
faded away.

I was trying to put the light behind the one tree. It’s there but not as brightly as it was at first. Chasing in big snow boots is not that fast.
Still the blue of the snow is a bonus.
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I chased this patch of light,

as it moved quickly and then,

faded away.

I was trying to put the light behind the one tree. It’s there but not as brightly as it was at first. Chasing in big snow boots is not that fast.

Still the blue of the snow is a bonus.

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