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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, fp, Portrait, Vietnam 0
Hanoi Market Sellers

One of the many shots that Debbie and I took while wandering around the back streets of Hanoi. I love the crumbling old wall they are leaning against.

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, fp, Portrait, Vietnam 1
Tam-Coc Vietnam

The limestone outcrops around Tam-Coc (in Vietnam) are threaded by this deep green river and for a few dollars the locals will take you up the river in their boats. The weird thing is that they row the boats with their feet and they make it look easy, but it ain’t  – I tried. Not [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Portrait, Thailand 1
Lock-neck woman, Thailand

I meet this lady on the Thai/Burma border. She and others from her tribe (Padung Hill Tribe) were living in a refugee camp in northern Thailand. They stretch their necks by wearing heavy brass coils. As they age they wear more and more coils which force down their collar bones. For the Padung people it [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, fp, Laos, Portrait 2
Giving alms in Lauang Prabang, Laos

A great photo opportunity in Laos is the daily ritual of Buddhist monks collecting alms just after sunrise. The monks rely on the food given to them each morning by the good folk of Lauang Prabang who are in turn blessed for the generosity.  Because this is a religious practice be respectful and keep your [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, Cambodia, fp, Landscape 2
Ta Prohm Temple, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Ta Prohm looks like something out of Tomb Raider (which it is). The fact that the trees are growing all over it only adds to its appeal. Of all the temples in Angkor Wat this was my favourite because of the snakey tree roots. It’s hard to get a shot without other tourists in the [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Cambodia, fp, Landscape 0
Tonle Sap Village, Cambodia

After a hairy ride on the back of a motorbike along a heavily rutted clay road, we came across this village on the banks of Tonle Sap.  During the rainy season, the lake rises and the area floods, hence the houses are built on stilts to keep above the rising waters.  Everything of value, including [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, Landscape, New Zealand 0
Kahurangi National Park, NZ

This place is wet and damp – as is most of the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island.  Debbie and I had gone here to photograph the limestone arches that this park is famous for, (we took this shot of Moria Gate on the same day) when we came across this pretty bend in a [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - wildlife, fp, New Zealand, Wildlife 0
Kaikoura Seals, NZ

These are New zealand Fur seals and you can see them on the rocky headlands next to the road as you drive between Picton and kaikoura in New Zealand. In fact there are so many seals that local fishermen regard them as a pest, maintaining they are eating too many fish. To take this photo [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Landscape, New Zealand 2
Debbie in Kaikoura

Debbie reading the newspaper outside the town library in Kaikoura, New zealand. Kaikoura is all about whale watching – hence this mural of a whale. I like the composition of this shot so that you can’t see the rest of the building. I took the photo in Camera RAw and tweaked the exposure only a [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, HDR, Landscape, New Zealand 0
Moonrise on Lake Rotoiti, NZ

This is a bracketed shot (three exposures) as night falls on Lake Rotoiti near Nelson in New Zealand. The shots were combined in Photomatic to produce a high Dynamic range photos. I plan to write a tutorial about how to do this – it’s on my to do list. The next morning I took this [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Landscape, New Zealand 0
Ducks at Lake Rotoiti, NZ

These ducks were still asleep when I photographed Lake Rotoiti near Nelson in New Zealand. I had already taken a great shot the night before of the lake looking down the wharf at twilight. It is amazing how different the two pictures are with different light and different treatment in Camera RAW software. The polarizing [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - landscapes, fp, Landscape, New Zealand 0
Moeraki Boulders, NZ

The Moeraki Boulders on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island look as if they are a set of marbles left behind by a careless giant. The rocks are perfectly round and volcanic in nature (don’t quote me on that). You can see more rocks being exposed in the bank behind the beach. as [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Cambodia, fp, Portrait 0
Fishermen at Tonle Sap Village, Cambodia

This friendly guy lives in Tonle Sap – the village that gets flooded every year during the rains.  I actually have quite a few great shots of that day so if you like this one, you’ll see plenty more in the Cambodia Gallery. Shutter speed: 1/20 Aperture: 5.6 ISO: 400

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Action/Sports, Best of - portraits, Cambodia, fp, Portrait 0
Monks on a motorbike, Cambodia

In Cambodia, like lots of places in South East Asia, the locals have a very flexible view of road safety. Helmets? Who needs ‘em? The basic idea is to pile as many as you can on to the motorbike (children can be stacked) whilst still maintaining balance and with a total disregard for any other [...]

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6 years, 10 months ago Posted in: Best of - portraits, Cambodia, fp, Portrait 0
Cambodian Girl

Debbie and I meet this young girl in Tonle Sap Cambodia. Tonle Sap is near Ankor Wat but few travellers ever visit. The whole community is cut off when the lake floods for much of the year. The houses are built on stilts and everyone gets around by boat. The kids, as always in Cambodia, were [...]

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