We biked out to Rayong for the day and I had to meet my friend Jeff at his condo and I made a new friend, Khun Meow. There is a play on words here, hhun means person/you in Thai there is no Mr/Ms/Mrs just khun. Meow means cat so while I waited for Jeff to bring his bike up from parking Khun Meow had a quick shoot. Little tip, most cats you see running around will answer to meow.
I have been told no more night moves for awhile so I’ll call this one into the fog. I had to work late one night and to kill time before going to work I took a camera and a walk. For some reason the fog and the lens I was using the Panasonic 20mm 1.7 weren’t making a happy couple. A lot of the images were just too out of focus to use but these two turned decent enough. The crane shot is in color which is hard to believe but it is. The light and the fog produced the weird effects in the fog so I kept them in there and the building with the tree just makes for an interesting image.
The last thing I ever expected to see in Las Vegas was a spirit house. This is especially true in front of Caesars Palace Casino. When most of you are reading this I will be over South East Asia heading into my last two hours on a plane for a touch down in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport so it seemed to be appropriate to post a picture of a spirit house since I’ll be spending the next 3+ weeks around them. Once I’m settled expect an influx of Thailand images provided internet holds out.
Well not really. It was just a view out to the pool area at Caesars Palace Casino in Las Vegas. It was my last day there and I just had the Canon ELPH 330HS on me so I walked out to the balcony area and snapped the picture. Seems cruel that they put this type of view from the conference area of the hotel where you are working but can see out to what you are missing.
I saw this going home one night and I have shot the front of the church before but really liked the light coming from the front and illuminating the steeple from the back. I have been watching Ming Thein’s Compact Camera Masterclass so I had the Canon Elph 330HS with me so I stopped and took this picture. This was handheld, spot metered, and at ISO 800. Yes, I did some editing in Lightroom and some Photoshop sharpening as well. I really like how it came out considering the camera used and hand held.
This statue was outside Mesa Grill as for why I have no idea. It was near the sports book and by near I mean a few hundred feet or about 90 meters for you international readers. The way the shadows just wrapped the statue is what drew me to it and I took these shots. Casino lighting being what it is meant high ISOs which isn’t a big deal anymore but it tends to be a lovely shade of urine yellow (tungsten to be exact) and when I color corrected it the background light in Mesa Grill drew away from the statue and the shadows. So black and white it was and I don’t think it minimizes the impact of these images at all.