Today, in rural Thailand, Grandma Siri and family got a new set of Spirit Houses to replace the ancient ones that finally gave up the ghost(s) a while back. This morning was the blessing of the new spirit houses.
I think a person could probably survive for several months during the fruit harvest season on what is produced from the trees in my front yard …
I enjoy making photos of women working in the rice fields of Thailand. That is obvious when one looks at … More
We have all heard the statement, man, that is a powerful image. What makes it powerful? The story it tells, yes, but how does the image tell that story? By that I mean how was the image captured to tell a powerful story?
Photoshop, Lightroom, Silver Efex Pro, Luminar, Nik Software, I use them all… So here we are today in a world where digital is by far the most used means to capture an image, and most images still need post processing. One thing that sets great photographers apart from the crowd, is how they process a digital image.
There is something rather unique about the files from the Monochrom. They look much different than …
Wat Ban Rai, the Elephant Temple is located in the Dan Khun Tod district of Nakhon Ratchasima, Korat, Thailand, about … More
The amusement park has been billed by some as a vision of heaven and hell. I would think a more traditional Buddhist explanation would be a visualization of karma. What can happen to a person if they do evil or good.
When I was first told about the candle festival by my wife she thought I might want to see and photograph a large parade made up of 2 story tall candles. I said yes, it was a good idea, but I want to go the day before and photograph the candles being made…
(Warning Some Nudity) The Buffalo races in Chon Buri had been on my bucket list for quite some time. The idea of young men racing Water Buffalo sounded like it would make some interesting images. I was not disappointed…
One of the more bizarre events I have attended in Thailand a couple of years ago is the tattoo festival at Wat Bang Phra in Nakhon Chaisi at Nakhon Pathom. Once a year devotees travel to Wat Bang Phra, where a ceremony is held to recharge the magical tattoos of the participants.
Today’s post is just a short video with some stills made early this morning as we visited a market about 30 minutes from our rural home. An example of everyday life in rural Thailand.
Prasat Muang Tam is a Khmer temple in Prakhon Chai district, Buri Ram Province, Thailand.
It is primarily in the Khleang and Baphuon styles, which dates its primary phases of construction to the late 10th and early 11th centuries.
In today’s post, I’m going to talk about a key element of Black and White photography, contrast, and how to find it. One of the easiest ways to find dramatic shots is to look for shadows. Look for the dark areas in the photo that can direct attention to the highlights. A person’s eye will …
Each year for the past 9 years I have photographed a woman in the fields of Nakhon Nayok, Thailand planting rice. Sometimes with help from neighbors, bu most times by herself.
The local small yield farmers in our area have transitioned from Water Buffalo and Hand Tractors to modern tractors to plow the fields, in a relatively short period of time, and yet they still use the traditional method of preparing the fields, which consists of cutting, then burning off the dead weeds, and waiting for the rain to make the hard ground ready for the plow.
The rice planting season began today for Siri and family in rural Nakhon Nayok, Thailand. Thus begins the cycle I have witnessed and documented for 10 years …
I often speak of a triangle consisting of the brain, the heart and the camera. When all points of the triangle are used to make an image they can create a powerful or compelling photo. A photograph that “speaks” to the viewer.
2020 is only half over, and it’s already been a strange year. A global pandemic has changed the way we think about social interaction, and reshaped global economies, and now massive protests that started in the United States and then spread worldwide is reshaping our awareness of racial inequality, police brutality, a selective racial criminal justice system and so much, much more.
The first words spoken to me at 7am this morning as I spoke with men in the fields was “Hot, hot”. And it was….
One of the casualties of COVID-19 here in rural Thailand was the Buddhist monks unable to walk for morning alms.