Travels in Thailand

February 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Welcome! Still Light Photography has a new Blog!

I have to admit my blogging efforts have been appallingly bad this past few months, but with an exciting year ahead of me, I am going to be making a much bigger effort to share my latest news with you all.

So, I'll be starting my new blog, surprisingly not with a wedding entry (however this will be coming in the next few days when the Jinks wedding editing is fully completed) but with images from my recent trip to Thailand. This is a place I have wanted to visit for a long time, and it certainly didn't disappoint! From the endless skyscrapers in Bangkok to the most peaceful and isolated beaches I have ever sat on, I was never short of material to shoot...

 

BANGKOK

Perhaps one of the most authentically Thai places we stumbled upon was the 24-hour Fruit & Flower market on the outskirts of Chinatown. After visiting the Chatuchak and the famous Floating Market, we were desperately in need of some tourist-free culture, and here is where we found it! Stall holders were replenishing their stocks from the previous night's trading when we arrived, so we were surrounded by so many amazing smells and sounds. The women were very willing when I asked if I could photograph them making their floral ornaments, and I also managed to snap a couple of candid moments in amongst all the hustle and bustle!

A couple of other shots I took in the city, including the incredible view from the top of the 69-storey Banyan Tree Hotel, home of one of Bangkok's famous rooftop bars. Sipping a drink taking in the panorama of such an amazing city is hard to explain if you haven't been there - seeing it from above, away from all of the bustle and noise, is quite a surreal feeling. 

 

THE ISLANDS - MAYA BAY, KOH PHI PHI

And so from the insanity of Bangkok to one of the most incredibly beautiful beaches, Maya Bay, famous for it's starring role in the movie "The Beach". Now a notorious tourist destination during the day, luckily we managed to find ourselves on an overnight trip into the bay, docking there for the evening and then sleeping under the stars on the boat. Without the people, and absolutely no light or noise pollution, it was a beautiful place to sit down and take some photographs for a few hours. I set up first thing in the morning before the boatloads of people arrived...

THE ISLANDS - KOH SAMUI

We spent a few days on Samui, both on the beach and travelling around the island, taking ourselves off the beaten track where possible and finding some fantastic locations to photograph...

Possibly one of my favourite shots has to be below; we happened upon a few guys putting on the most amazing fire show one night on the beach, so once again the Canon made an appearance and produced this great shot of one of them at the finale.

So there you have it...I do occasionally take a break from the weddings and play landscapes! It's lovely to be able to take my time with my photography on these occasions, as so often this isn't possible with what I do. Having said that, I absolutely can't wait for the weddings to come this year and to work with all my lovely new clients...First wedding blog of 2015 to come very soon - watch this space!

 

For information on purchasing any of these prints, or for booking my photographic services for your wedding, event, or lifestyle session, please get in touch via my contact page.

 

 

 


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