Makati in Manila Street Photography

This is where it all began for me last year. I started with my phone on the first day and then took the Panasonic G7 out with the 12-32mm kit zoom the next day. I was hooked on street photography immediately and bought a black permanent marker to blacken my G7's Lumix branding to be more stealthy.

It was the best time of the year to be in Makati, the Philippines central business district, because it was Easter's Holy Week and nearly everyone was out of town. If you need to visit Manila this is the time to go.

I was nervous on my first day doing street photography in Makati, hence the wonky image and motion blur

This is my favorite from the set, love that attitude hehehe.

Street selfie

B&W felt right for my first couple of days, this place is rarely this quiet. 

Chiang Mai Weird Food Photography

I am no expert when it comes to taking photos of food, but here are some of the weird (and not so weird) options available in Chiang Mai.

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That's right, people eat these things. A yummy selection of the finest bugs Chiang Mai has to offer. 😅

duck market

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Vegans look away. A local market butcher's stand.

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These edible bugs look like maggots to me, now way Jose.

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This pork BBQ is a popular snack in Thailand

Black and White Photos from Chiang Mai

Here is a small collection of my black and white photos taken in 2017 in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai tuk tuk and umbrellas
Chiang Mai tuk tuk and umbrellas

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Mopeds or scooters are often the family car in Chiang Mai. Most people drive slow, so it is quite safe.

B and W mall Chiang Mai
The iconic orbs inside the Central Festival Mall

Street Photography in Vientiane Laos

We have to go and get our visa renewed in a few days, so I am scheduling this post with some photos from our last trip. Now that I have just bought a Fuji camera for street photography I will be taking full advantage whilst in Laos. We even booked an extra night so I can explore more of the less touristy spots.

street photography woman oriental hat in Laos
Street photography in Vientiane is very rewarding with interesting local dress and culture

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The heat seems to be worse in Laos in May, making many tuk tuk drivers want to curl up in their hammocks in the middle of the day.

Vientiane is never short of unique street scenes

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The tuk tuks are shaped like this in Vientiane. Aiyah is to the right snapping away.
We shall get some more photos added from our forthcoming Laos trip very soon. We are staying farther away from the river this time to experience more of the "real" Vientiane.

Chiang Mai Street Photography 2018

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Nice lady at Thapae Gate
street photography chiang mai warorot market
This is always the busiest stall in Warorot Market.
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A happy chef at a night market in Chiang Mai

Relaxing Nature Video Filmed in Koh Kood

We filmed this lovely sunset scene whilst visiting Koh Kood in Thailand recently. It is one of the best islands we have ever been to with amazing white sand. It is well worth the hassle to get there. The beaches are quieter than places like Koh Tao, Koh Samui and Phuket.

Koh Kood Sunset AKA Koh Kut from a Secret Beach

Koh Kood, or officially Koh Kut to many people, is an oasis and a nice break from busy beaches with too many people and vendors. It is great to explore on a scooter (moped).

The video above was filmed from a deserted secret beach at the north of the island facing a mini island which is probably swim-able at low tide, but it is risky with currents. There are lots of little tours which will stop there for snorkelling.