It’s been a while. I know. Ever since my lovely wife Khwantippa arrived in Belgium, I’ve haven’t had a lot of time to write my blog. Both because of living on cloud 9, and administrative duties. I apologise … koh tood khrab, dear reader. But with the dust settling, space for writing is opening up, albeit on-the-go. Let me tell you about the new world I have been living in, which I like to call #ThailandInBelgium. Even without any ties to Thailand, it can be an amazing and colorful place for you to visit from time to time. Allow me to tell you all about, along with future adventures we will be embarking upon.
Walking past the window, I caught a glimpse of this dramatic colorful sky and had to rush to capture it before it was gone. The sky was pink and purple with a splash of blue. The tiny hint of yellow light in the window really sets the scene off, in my eye at least. Larger version available if you continue reading.
With the catch-up post about my adventures behind the Great Wall turning out to be more elaborate than I initially expected, here is a little sneak preview I would love to share ahead of time. These pictures the result of a nightly walk along the Bund and Nanjing Road in Puxi, the historical part of Shanghai, on the Western bank of the Huangpu River. Picture gallery available, just continue reading.
A professional visit to Prague presented the perfect opportunity to experiment with low-light photography in a different setting. With mixed results, to be honest. The pictures below are the only ones worth posting. With diversions off the table for now, it is back to the writing table. Another Thailand-related story is in the works.
Over the last 3 years I have been trying to capture the essence of how Thai rural night markets look. There is something about the combination of a sunset and many different light sources, casting all kinds of shadows, that I find very appealing. My attempts have largely unsuccessful, up until recently in Phimai. For the first time I have been able to reproduce something that comes close to what I see in my mind’s eye. A selection of images is available if you continue reading. Any feedback is most welcome.
Recently, I’ve rekindled my romance with photography by going back to my first (14-year old) camera. Never had more fun snapping pictures, than with that particular device. The challenge I’ve set myself is to go back to basics and snap pictures manually, without the need for editing afterwards. This view was the subject of tonight’s experiments. Settings: 4s of exposure, F4.5, ISO 200. A long way to go, but I intend to enjoy every minute. Feedback and hints welcome.