Category: Thailand 2005

What I’ve Learned About Photography

We all know this – and it’s absolutely true. Hardware has almost nothing to do with the quality of your work. I’m convinced that results don’t even have much to do with skill. What it’s about is motivation. I mean, what if I had shot the images in the collages I hung in our hallway Read More

Official Thai Photo Pose?

Here’s a funny thing about Thai people. A photographer friend told me that they’d all strike a certain pose whenever a camera is pointed at them – and sure enough – they do! Read More

A Few More From Thailand

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At the Risk of Boring You…

…I feel compelled to share with you what I just made for the office. I think it’s pretty dang neat. Click on the image to view a low resolution (1.2 megabyte) version of the final artwork. The printed piece will be 12 inches wide by 86 inches (just over 20,000 pixels) tall. I chose 240 Read More

More From the Chiang Mai Flower Festival

I made an effort to photograph boys and men at this event – really, I did! Unfortunately, Thai men simply do not make particularly interesting subjects – certainly not when compared to Thai women of any age. Read More

Sai Nam Phung Orchids

The orchids look exactly like sexy, happy angel bees, don’t they? Read More

Lost in Translation

There are many, many examples of this. I’m not exactly sure why it happens so often in a country with so many English-speaking inhabitants and visitors. It must be a matter of pride. A situation where the boss speaks “perfect” English, and no one will challenge his or her interpretations. Maybe. I don’t know. One Read More

Safely Home

We arrived safely after our 20+ hours of flying from Chiang Mai to Bangkok to Taipei to San Francisco. We’re happy to be back, but will certainly remember our first trip to Thailand fondly forever. Now that I’m back at my trusty computer, I can do things that I could not do from an Internet Read More


Our three hour drive to Pai was beautiful – for most of us. It turns out that poor Ben is highly susceptible to car sickness. Luckily, we finished the drive without incident and were completely thrilled by what we found that the Muang Pai Resort. The place is beautiful – even in the middle of Read More

Dinner and a Movie

Last night’s dinner at the Flower Restaurant was definitely one of our favorite events so far. The food – almost all of which was either entirely made of or included flowers – was delicious, and the bill for our group of 20+ people was just under 100 bucks, but the best part was the company. Read More

Chiang Mai Flower Festival

It turns out that it’s simply impossible to make an original photo at a well-photgraphed event such as the Chiang Mai Flower Festival. But that did not stop me and thousands of others from trying. It’s equally impossible to attend a celebration as beautiful as this one and NOT take photos. Wow. Hope you enjoy Read More

Chiang Mai

Let’s see… a lot has happened since our last blog entry. We had dinner at Lord Jim’s on our last night in Bangkok, where the only thing more impressive than the food was the awesome bill. Ouch! After a very pleasant one hour flight to Chiang Mai, we decided that the Diamond Riverside Hotel was Read More

And Now for Something Completely Different

Just a quick note to let you know that we have landed safely in Chiang Mai and are tucked into our cozy room at the Pornping Hotel. I have a lot to share and hundreds of new pictures, but we have been extremely busy. I barely have time to check my e-mail once a day, Read More

Temples and Palaces

I already have w-a-y more photos than I have time to post them on my blog. We visited the Grand Temple and the King’s Palace yesterday, where we saw a gorgeous Thai dance. All of the images I have posted thus far are unaltered from the original camera shot with the exception of having scaled Read More

Say Wat?

We hired a long boat for an eye-opening tour through the canals of Bangkok. These whacky, unweildy boats can be seen zipping up and down the river all day. They’re fine – as long as they’re going straight. Turning presents a challenge for a boat with a long drive shaft attached to the boat about Read More

First Impressions

OK, we’ve been here just over 24 hours now. You’ve heard it before, but Bangkok is hot and HUMID. Not as bad as Bali, but close. The air quality has been pretty poor since we got here, but I guess that’s to be expected with the non-stop traffic snarls, and what appear to be loose Read More

Good Morning, Bangkok!

Just a quick note to say that we made it safely and are getting acclimated to the lovely humid conditions. Our hotel room is beautiful and we will be posting photos soon! Read More