Evan and I are leaving tomorrow for another two week trip, and I won't be updating during that trip either, so you'll just have to wait for those photos like you did these past few.
I appreciate your patience, all 2 of my readers (hi Mom and Dad!). I know the wait can be tough. But I think these next photos will be worth it.
My $1 Cambodian hat goes everywhere with me now. Worth hundreds of dollars in skin damage treatment later on, methinks.
At Kao San Evan and I like to frequent the food stalls on the side of the road, which have baskets of spoons, forks, and chopsticks for you to serve yourself from. I like to watch the new tourists who choose chopsticks because they want to fit in. Little do they know, Thai people hardly ever use chopsticks, but instead use a spoon most of the time and push food onto it with their fork.
So, now you know. At your next Thai restaurant, don't go for the chopsticks, unless you're eating noodles.
Temples are everywhere in Thailand, marked by their stunning red pointed roofs. This temple is right next to the tourist area of Bangkok, Kao San Road.
Despite the fact that it has never been my beverage of choice, people drink it EVERYWHERE. I have never been to a country that doesn't have Coke whenever and wherever you want it, in many different varieties, and I have been to 25 countries so far.
Ah, well. It's not for me, I prefer my caffeine in a brown liquid without bubbles, but I do like the red cans. Very photogenic.
I woke up at dawn on our last day to get a few last photos before we had to leave the islands. Well, actually, I woke up before dawn but couldn't manage to get out of bed, so I missed dawn. Did get a couple of post dawn shots though, and I had a very nice early morning swim.
Lensbaby again, f/2 with no aperture disc in it. I like this shot because it gives the rope swing a feeling of motion, and adds a little mystery about the girl out of focus in the background. I know you're all probably getting sick of the Lensbaby, but tough. I am really enjoying its manual focusing goodness, and unpredictable results. I promise to use some other lenses sometimes, though, ok?
We went on a boat trip around the island that ended around sunset this day. This was my last shot before stepping off the boat. The sunset was amazing, but even better was the magical blue light happening in the east. And the clouds were phenomenal.
It's so easy to take pictures when traveling. I didn't have to think about making sure I took a photo each day that I could post, because when something new catches my eye, I want to capture it. The real trick is getting the things I live with every day to feel new enough to me that I get the same feeling. And that is really tough, probably something I will have to work on forever.
Both pictures were shot at 18mm, with my Canon 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS lens.