February 13, 2016

A Light in the Dark

Photograph by Brett Rylance, National Geographic Your Shot

“Shwedagon temple is one of the most photographed icons in all of Myanmar,” writes Your Shot community member Brett Rylance. To get the shot they were hoping for, Rylance’s guide had to plead for access to the top of an office building. “Our guide and I wanted an aspect not often seen: We wanted Shwedagon's sacred pagoda atop Singuttara Hill at sunset with Yangon’s pulsing city elements below to create juxtaposition.”

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20 comments
Stuart Scott
Stuart Scott

Brilliant image Brett...excellent depth and detail

Dominick Iascone
Dominick Iascone

So much color and light amid the dark. Time lines squeezing through the geometry. !!!

Brett Rylance
Brett Rylance

Thanks everyone for the positive comments on this shot. Thought I would give a big shout out to the person that allowed me to get this shot. The guide I talk about above in the narration is Scott Stulberg. This shot was taken on a tour he organised to Burma last year. He is an incredible photographer and tour leader that is full of energy and understands what it takes to get images with stopping power. Scott is my mentor and I fully recommend going on one of his workshops or tours if you can, it will be a lifelong experience for you.

Simeon G.
Simeon G.

I like it a lot esp. how the bustling crossroad in the foreground, its streets and the temple form a triangle of light. Good composition.

Stu Lavitt
Stu Lavitt

Excellent shot well done Bwell 

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