Tuesday, January 29, 2013

River Sunrise

Bangkok, Thailand
November 19, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18 mm: ISO 400: 1/500 sec.: f/11
We got up early in the morning and caught the river boat into town.  Surprisingly, we were early enough to catch the last glimpse of the sunrise from our boat.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Wat Ratchabophit

Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 20 mm: ISO 400: 1/250 sec.: f/10
I loved the way this view captured the surrounding buildings with the chedi in the middle.  This is my last shot from our first day in Bangkok as we spent the rest of the day wandering the streets trying to figure out where we were before seeing a giant rat and stumbling upon a shopping center.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Wat Ratchabophit Detail

Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 32 mm: ISO 100: 1/200 sec.: f/4

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Entrance

Wat Ratchabophit, Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 25 mm: ISO 400: 1/320 sec.: f/10
After the Royal Palace, we headed down to Wat Pho.  Unfortunately President Obama was in town also wanted to see Wat Pho.  This meant, the whole block was quarantined off so he could see it by himself.  Not only could we not go in, they had us stuck on a block and wouldn't let us leave.  After some time, we spotted a back way out and snuck away.  From there, we took the short walk over to Wat Ratchabophit.  This wat was almost entirely empty except for a few monks working on the grounds.  It was quite the relief after being surrounded by so many people at the palace.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Ministry of Defense

Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 35 mm: ISO 100: 1/160 sec.: f/6.3
After we finished our fun at the Royal Palace, we decided to go for a walk down to Wat Pho.  This was about the most exciting thing we saw during that short walk other than lots of tuk tuks and crazy drivers.  This building reminded me a lot of European buildings and the color was almost a perfect match to the palace in Vienna.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sunset over Power Plant

Southern Nevada
September, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 130 mm:  ISO 400: 1/125 sec.: f/9

I thought I would take a little break from Thailand after all the photographs from the Royal Palace.  There will be plenty more to come from Thailand.  This is an older photograph that I had forgotten about for a while.  I took this while I was out shooting clay pigeons with a group of scouts I work with. The sunset proved too good for me to pass up so I took a few shots.  Unfortunately, I didn't have a tripod with me and it was quite dark so the sharpness isn't great.  The location is North of Las Vegas before you reach the Arizona border.  I believe it was off the Hidden Valley exit.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Row of Towers

Royal Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 85 mm: ISO 100: 1/250 sec.: f/8
In case you haven't realized it yet, I really enjoyed the chedis of Thailand.  I thought they were quite stunning in elegance and simplicity, and often just sheer size.  I loved the angle of this shot where all the buildings just lined up.  I would have liked to get a a little more of an angle to see the second building better, but I'll take this.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Emerald Buddha Incense

Royal Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18 mm: ISO 100: 1/400 sec.: f/5.6
This photo didn't really come together how I wanted it to.  I had a vision of the smoke from the incense really standing out.  I really needed a tripod to set up a slower exposure, but with the amount of people rushing by to light the incense, I really only had about 5 seconds to set up and shoot anyway.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Supporting the Palace

Royal Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 27 mm: ISO 400: 1/400 sec.: f/11

Friday, January 18, 2013

Roof Tiles

Royal Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2013
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 20 mm: ISO 100: 1/25 sec.: f/14
I loved the red and green roof tiles around the palace grounds, but I couldn't find anywhere to get a good shot.  Finally I just reached my camera up over the roof and started snapping.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Golden Chedi

Royal Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 25mm: ISO 100: 1/320 sec.: f/9

Sunday, January 13, 2013

The Royal Palace

Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
I especially loved these trees that surrounded the main palace building.  As you would expect, the grounds were impeccably maintained.
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 23 mm: ISO 100: 1/200 sec.: f/11

Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18mm: ISO 400: 1/400 sec.: f/11

Monday, January 7, 2013

Royal Palace Monk

Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 60mm: ISO 100: 1/250 sec.: f/8
This monk had apparently just completed shopping and was getting back to work at the temple with the Emerald Buddah.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Royal Palace Details

Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 35 mm: ISO 100: 1/200 sec.: f/7.1

Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 46 mm: ISO 100: 1/200 sec.: f/7.1

Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 55mm: ISO 100: 1/200 sec.: f/4.8

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Royal Palace

Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 18mm: ISO 100: 1/200 sec.: f/8

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Royal Guardians

Royal Palace, Bangkok, Thailand
November 18, 2012
Nikon D3100: Tamron 18-270 at 35mm: ISO 280: 1/500 sec.: f/11
What better way to start off the new year than with a post from Thailand!  I am finally getting time to edit my pictures from Thailand, and there are lots of them, so those will be coming slowly over the next couple months probably.  I am taking another bar exam in February so the posts will likely be slow until I am done with that.  The Royal Palace was a great way to start our vacation in Bangkok.  We literally drove from the airport straight to the Palace and grabbed a subpar and expensive lunch at the cafe across the street.  Then there was about 2 hours of nearly non-stop photo taking inside the palace grounds!  Because there was so much I wanted to shoot, and we still had a whole lot of touring to do with limited time, I had to resort to a lot of pre-set controls on my shooting and wasn't thrilled with the lighting in many, but there are some I am really happy with.