We wound up later than day at in a spectacular bungalow at the Popa Mountain Resort. The resort is perched on the side of the mountain overlooking Popa Taungkalat – a 2,400 foot tall volcanic plug with a Buddhist monastery on top. We decided against climbing the 777 steps to the top, and instead got a massage.
I must have shot this scene 80 times, each time thinking the light would not get any better. Well, it did get better and better all afternoon, but the best light finally came early the next morning. (Thanks Steve and Grant! Without your lens and tripod, I could not have gotten this shot – one of my favorite from the trip!)