Just arrived in the Dolomites, Italy today, gonna spend a week here with a few photography friends, it’s gonna be awesome.
- Aperture: ƒ/18
- Camera: NIKON D300
- Taken: 29 October, 2009
- Focal length: 38mm
- ISO: 200
- Shutter speed: 1/60s
I had just arrived in Battambang, Cambodia, spending the whole day on a boat trip from Sieam Reap. So I need to stretch my legs and therefore went for a walk – with My at the time new friend Jan – with the primary goal to find a nice place to get some dinner, and a secondary goal to capture some late evening life with My Olympus OM-D.
Both goals were acomplished to an A+.
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.
Sometimes when I’m traveling, I give myself these small challenges, like with this photo from Tokyo, that evening I only brought my 50mm with me.
I do it because it makes me think differently and be creative with what I got and not with what I have in my bag, and the most important factor makes me learn to live with the fact that I might have missed a photo that would have been great with another lens and then just focus on what I can make with the lens I got.
And then it’s nice to “travel” light, for once.
How about you, do you give yourself photographic challenges?
Well, this one was actually made in March, 2011 and nowhere near Christmas, I’m just a bit of a Christmas mood at the moment, just bought the last gifts today, which always makes me happy knowing the Christmas gift race is over.
How about you, all done with the Christmas gift shopping?
This one is from the Russian Market, in Phnom Penh, Where I spend an afternoon chasing photos of the people working there. And this one turn out pretty well I think.
I had to clone away her left arm, course it was pointing up in the middle of the photo, and was taking too much attention.