Random Temple In Bangkok

I honestly have no idea what the name of this temple is in Bangkok. All I know is that it was off Khao San Road. In Thailand, a temple or a wat in Thai are a Baht a dozen.

To be fair, once you seen one wat you kinda of seen them all. There are only a few that stand out. The trick is to wander around the grounds until you find something different. Granted, I didn’t do that with this set but there was a Chinese Temple next to this one and I got a few shots.

Shot on a Nikon D5500 and a Sigma 17-50mm 2.0 – 4.0.

Enjoy.

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Bangkok Buildings

It seems appropriate to publish this set of images today because I will be on the final leg of my flight back to Thailand when these go live. I don’t live in Bangkok and it’s not my favorite place due to the traffic and congestion. Still, it represents the final portion of my sojourn to get home. From Suwannaphum Airport or BKK back to Jomtien where I happily live.

Shot on a Nikon D5500 and using the Sigma 17-50mm 2.0 to 4.0 lens around Sukhimvit Soi 4 and Khao San Rd. The Sigma 17-50mm 2.0 to 4.0 is a great little lens that gives you a great focal range to work with on a crop sensor.

Only 5 shots after the marathon of 12 I published on Monday.

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People Of Bangkok

I shot these last June when I was in Bangkok for a few days. I’m not the worlds biggest fan of the Big Mango as Bangkok is known. It’s also known as a city suffering from horrible air quality. The Bangkok Metropolitan Authority is trying everything to clear the air. Including spraying the air with molasses with drones. I wish I was making that up.

These were shot around Sukhimvit Soi 4 and Khao San Rd. using my Nikon D5500 and the 17-50mm lens.

Enjoy.

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Kneeling Before Buddha

I took this when I was in Bangkok earlier this year with some friends. We were near Koh San Road which didn’t impress me much but I’m not the world’s biggest fan of Bangkok. We wandered off the path and happily found this little temple. Since Koh San Road is a major tourist area there wasn’t a lot of people around so I had the place to myself.

Enjoy.

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Missing Thailand

I am missing Thailand right now.  Even with all its political instability and economic issues I still love the place.  So going through some older photos from the last trip I edited these and then ran them through Photoshop CC since I got it.  Enjoy.

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Missing Thailand

Missing Thailand

Missing Thailand

Four Lanterns

Still carrying around the Canon 330HS and still very impressed with it.  Not happy with the light behind the lanterns and I guess I should have moved a bit but I like how they just appear to float in space.

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Just A Random Face

I have no idea where this picture was taken other than in Thailand and who this is but I think its special.  Sure, its a bit too dark but I think it enhances it.  At the end of the day, we as photographers take pictures for ourselves and this one is for me.

Just A Random Face
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The Camera Doesn’t Matter

I have been reading a piece about gear acquisition syndrome where we photographers have to have the greatest gear we can get our hands on thinking it will somehow help our photography.  The thing is it won’t.  A picture is a picture and while the camera sometimes helps, it does come down to skill in taking the picture and doing some editing on the backend.  All of these pictures were taken at different times and different places but all were shot on my Olympus FE-230 a whopping 7.1mp camera that often didn’t push out that many pixels as I discovered.  The thing is, while there are some issues with the images (it blew out highlights like no tomorrow) these images are fine.

I am going to break from norm and just upload them all and have at it.  I’ll return to normal high quality photography tomorrow.

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Taking a Rest

The street vendor in Thailand selling pretty much anything you need to survive on for very reasonable rates.  In the baskets are deep fried snacks that I suspect are bananas and there are likely cashews and then the peanuts.  Vendors like these women carry those large baskets attached to the pole all day long on the various sois (roads/streets) throughout Thailand.  It’s hard work carrying that around and you can see they dress to avoid the sun as much as possible to avoid having their skin turn brown.  I have nothing but respect for them.

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Canon XSi, 50mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/125

Sala Roof

This was taken at the Bangkok Palace back in my heady days of not knowing what to do with a DSLR so walked around in “spray n pray” mode or full whack auto.  It seemed some shots were magical back then, this one wasn’t one of them but I really liked the color of the sala roof so I did what I could to get the image to pop and the sky went a bit grainy and while perfection is preferred sometimes you go with “slightly” off because it makes you happy.  Enjoy the color pop and my early days of photography.

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Canon XSi, 35mm, ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/125