Photography

The Canoe Builders of Yap

The Canoe Builders of Yap

… I was starting to envision day after day of hanging out in the open air restaurant at the Castaways woefully looking down at my camera. Thankfully I was rescued, and saved from the fate of cameralessness in grand style… It turns out the islanders of Yap still build and sail their unique traditional vessels on adventures that take them thousands of miles across the Pacific …

No Secrets – Photographing the Monks of Thailand

No Secrets – Photographing the Monks of Thailand

The easiest way to photograph monks in Thailand is to catch them on their morning walk for alms. This morning walk for alms is tradition in Thailand. It is a Buddhist requirement, that the monks walk for alms each morning. There are exceptions however. Here in rural Thailand there is what are called “monk days” when the people bring food to the temple and the monks do not go on their morning walk….

Fujifilm X100f EDC

Fujifilm X100f EDC

I have waited several months to post my thoughts on the new Fujifilm X100f. I wanted to get comfortable with the camera before I said anything about my experience using it. Now that 5 months have passed, I think I can talk about it fairly well from a user standpoint. This will not be a technical review. There are many websites …

The Streets of Bangkok

The Streets of Bangkok

If you walk the streets of Bangkok, anytime of day or night you will find an endless supply of subjects to photograph. It is a huge city, yet has some of the friendliest people you will find anywhere. There are bars and coffee shops with open air seating everywhere, ideal for siting and people watching or shooting ….

The Elephants of Thailand – Part One

The Elephants of Thailand – Part One

So the simple fact is, that anytime you see a young elephant on the street without it’s mother (as all street elephants are) it’s mother and possibly it’s aunts have been killed by poachers. There is always one and up to three or more elephants that die when one baby is captured. It is estimated that two thirds of all young elephants are illegally smuggled into Thailand from Burma (Myanmar). Why does this atrocity happen? That is also an easy answer. A baby elephant can be sold for a million baht or more, depending on it’s training. Documents can easily be altered, bribes paid, it is all too easy. It is big business my friends, very big business. It’s all about money. Your money.