Category Archives: Thailand

Sleek and Shiny

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Thailand 07 There are elephant camps in Thailand where tourists can participate in the care of the animals…feeding them, exercising them and best of all, bathing them.  

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Separation and Composition

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Ayutthaya, Thailand 2007 Recently I was told to keep some space between objects in the foreground and background..in other words, don’t let them overlap. I had never heard of that “rule”. And maybe I’m easily influenced but, now that I’ve … Continue reading

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H’mong Style

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Thailand 2007 All the beautiful, young H’mong women were elsewhere. I had this woman and her older friend, both of whom had spent a lifetime chewing betelnut (which stains the teeth a bright, blood red). I posed this woman this way … Continue reading

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BeJeweled

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Bangkok, Thailand 2007 A portion of one of the temples at Bangkok’s Grand Palace. The graceful eaves with the golden ‘finials’ form the base for the bejeweled chorten or stupa that is typical of Buddhist architecture. The Grand Palace is a … Continue reading

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One of Life’s Pleasures

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Northern Thailand 2007 It was early morning but not too early to enjoy puffing on a cheroot.

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Elephant Story

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Elephant Rescue 2016 We were close enough to the elephants for my 300 mm lens to be adequate. But circumstances were not perfect for me back in 1998. I shot into the sun, remembering to open up, so that I could … Continue reading

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House to House

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Chiang Mai, Thailand 2007 She was on her way to somewhere to sell her brooms but she stopped and followed my instructions to “stand here” and ” Oh, no. Better stand there.” Turned out that everywhere she stood was good.

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Genteel

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Chiang Mai Thailand 2007 She worked in a craft shop making paper umbrellas. But she could have been sitting in the living room of a mansion offering her guests tea…she seemed a vision from the past. I used Topaz software … Continue reading

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Scenes from a Thai Village

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Northern Thailand 2007 The Mekong River flowed past the village. Flat bottomed skiffs belonging to the villagers crowded the river bank. As we disembarked from our long boat crowds of children came to greet us. They were well-behaved but curious. We walked through … Continue reading

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The Diagonal Line

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Bangkok 2007 The diagonal line is the most powerful, dynamic line in photo composition. The line from the man’s head to his extended leg draws your eye from left to right…and that’s a good thing as we read from left … Continue reading

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