Asia

Indian Schoolbus

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I don’t know if this is the only way kids are getting transported to school every day in India, but it sure is special and so Indian, and I mean that in a good way.

  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 2 April, 2009
  • Focal length: 46mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

Light on Angkor Wat

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There was a thunder-storm happening above Angkor Wat, right as I was leaving the place – because they where closing – I asked Mab My tuk-tuk driver if it was ok that I spend a few minutes trying to catch the a lightning, I mean it would have been awesome to get a photo with a striking lightning above the main gate to Angkor Wat.

I didn’t get a lightning, but I got something else. Because they where closing the place, all the cars on the parking lot behind me where leaving, and as they turned from the parking lot out to the road, their headlights hit the main gate adding just a little bit of light to it. And because I was trying to catch a lightning I used long exposure times (30 sec.) and therefore got more the one cars light on the main gate, ending up illuminating it quiet a bit as you can see.

The Don From Bangkok

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The first thing that popped into My head when I saw this guy, was Marlon Brando’s character from The Godfather movies. He could be the biggest gangster boss in Bangkok and then again he might as well be somebodies favorite uncle.

After Hours

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Another one from My evening walk around Ikebukuro,Tokyo, with My Nikon D3s and just My 50mm prime lens.

And here’s a before and after comparison for you.

Wanna Play Hide and Seek?

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In stead of a bus trip, I chose to take the boat from Siem Reap to Battambang, I didn’t know it was an 8 hour trip, and the seat was made of hard plastic (or properly glass fiber). Boy I’m telling you after sitting on it for that long, when I finally arrived in Battambang My but was sore like never before.

On the positive side I became good friends with the guy next to me, a German named Jan, who were living in Singapore at the time. And I managed to get a few good photos out of it, the one above here being one of them.

Tokyo by Night

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This one is made from the top of the World Trade Center in Tokyo, where you have a great view of the city.
It’s made through a window and unfortunately the was some reflections from the window in the sky part of the photo, that I was able to remove, and that’s the reason for the photo being a bit to dark at the top to My liking’s, but I still like the rest of it and there for chose to post it here on the blog anyway.

Tuk Tuks on Parade

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The easiest and fastest – and properly the most dangerous – way to get around the cities of India, is by far by Tuk Tuk.

  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Camera: NIKON D300
  • Taken: 1 April, 2009
  • Focal length: 32mm
  • ISO: 200
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s

The Face on the Gate

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I went all in on this one, I added lens flare and texture, especially because I wasn’t happy with the upper left part of the photo, the sky was totally burnt out and pretty boring to look at, but I really liked the rest of the image. So something had to be done.

And I must admit that I like the outcome.

So even if there is a part of your photo you don’t like, don’t give up on it with out a fight sometimes it turns out to something cool.

Kneel Before Buddha

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I think I was standing here for almost an hour to get this photo, because there where people coming in all the time, and one family – I think they were Russian – spend a lot of time here, because every single one in the family should have a photo made in front of the Buddha figure. But I think it was worth the wait.

One of the Daily Tasks

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Me and My German friend Jan, had rented some motorbikes for a few days, while we where in Battambang.

One of the days we just decided to drive out on the road that are running a long side the river that runs from Battambang to the great lake Tonle Sap.
Here we saw a lot of things and meet a lot people, of which I got a lot of photos, that I’ll show to you later, today I wanted to share this hard-working guy with you.

I’m not quiet sure on why his turning the fish fillet, but it’s properly got something to do with them getting dried up the right way.
Anyway there where a lot of fish, there where a least 4 times as many as you can see on the photo and I don’t know how often they had to be turned around, one things is for sure there wasn’t much time left to play in after the job was done.