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Stuart Taylor
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Lives in Kuala Lumpur
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Visions of Nepal
An old lady at the holy Buddhist site of Boudhanath, Kathmandu, Nepal.
https://www.storehouse.co/stories/y859-boudhanath
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La Cure Gourmande

Biscuitier, Chocolatier, Sucrecruitier ......... Produits Artisanaux
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Local transport in Siem Reap, Cambodia
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Temple of Doom

Visiting the remote Koh Ker temple in north Cambodia was like walking into the film set for "Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom". As we walked through the woodland we suddenly came out into a clearing with this magnificent step pyramid shaped structure rising before us.

There was no one else around but strangely as we circled the structure this local girl appeared and followed us for some time, just staring at us and not speaking. This photograph of her with the temple behind captures this weird moment perfectly.

"Temple of Doom"
by John Williams 
Soundtrack from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
http://open.spotify.com/track/7vm8f50OZuBjGktR3vFcMm
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Break Time

A moment to rest for a trishaw man in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
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Chat Time

A group of elderly men meet in Durbar Square, Kathmandu to have a chat and pass the day. I liked the way they are all dressed in similar waistcoats and hats.

Durbar Square is the generic name used to describe plazas opposite old royal palaces in Nepal. Before the Unification of Nepal, Nepal consisted of small kingdoms, and Durbar Squares are most prominent remnants of those old kingdoms in Nepal. In particular, three Durbar Squares in the Kathmandu Valley, belonging to the three kingdoms situated there before unification, are most famous: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. All three are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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Remembering Pudu Prison ......... https://www.storehouse.co/stories/y4v7-pudu-prison
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Sad I missed the opportunity to take some shots. I come back every year but sometimes don't know about the ops
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Central Park, NYC

A view from Central Park, New York City with some expensive apartment blocks overlooking the park.
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Jig Pump

A stark portrait of an AllenWest auxiliary jig pump on board the Last Tin Dredge TT5 at Chenderoh, south of Ipoh, Malaysia. It kinda looks like a one-eyed bug monster. I love all the detail that can be brought out in the corroded and crumbling machinery.

See more photos of the last Tin Dredge TT5 here : https://www.storehouse.co/stories/t3lx-the-last-tin-dredge
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I want to go there one day
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Chinese Laundry Blues

For those old enough to remember the early days of laundry and using a mangle to squeeze out the excess water from clothes ..... here is an interesting old "Pluto" mangle made by the Cherry Tree Manufacturing Company, Blackburn, UK ..... spotted close to the old tin dredge TT5 at Chenderoh, south of Ipoh, Malaysia.

"Chinese Laundry Blues"
by George Formby
The Best of George Formby
http://open.spotify.com/track/1HbSsob4qwYmEEYPgwJMbn
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I used one (not as elaborate as in the photo) during my holidays a few weeks ago :)
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The lighthouse at the Old Fortress of Corfu.
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Fairy Lochs Bomber Wreck

At the end of World War II on 13th June 1945 a US B-24-H Liberator bomber (Serial 42-95095 based at Warton Aerodrome) was returning to the USA from Prestwick airport with 15 airmen on board. The crew of nine was from the 66th Bomber Squadron and also on board were six crewman from Air Transport Command. The route should have taken the aircraft over Stornaway but perhaps due to instrument failure, navigational failure or even some other reason the flight path taken was over Wester Ross in Scotland where in heavy cloud it hit the top of the 981m high mountain Slioch, suffering some damage to the bomb bay doors. The pilot then attempted an emergency landing in Loch Gairloch as he descended but unfortunately crashed into rocky outcrops close to a number of small lochs known as the Fairy Lochs. Wreckage was scattered over a wide area and all aboard were killed. This area is now regarded as a war grave and a small memorial plaque with the names of all those lost has been mounted in the rocks close to the loch where some of the wreckage lies. There are numerous pieces of wreckage including pieces of the landing gear, some of the airframe, propellers and engines, some partially submerged in the loch. Visitors have left shall plaques, money and flags at this site in tribute to the lost crew and passengers.

This image is a closeup of the corroded 1200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830-43 engine which sits at the edge of the loch.

The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was an American heavy bomber, designed by Consolidated Aircraft of San Diego, California. It was known within the company as the Model 32, and a small number of early models were sold under the name LB-30, for Land Bomber. The B-24 was used in World War II by several Allied air forces and navies, and by every branch of the American armed forces during the war, attaining a distinguished war record with its operations in the Western European, Pacific, Mediterranean, and China-Burma-India Theaters.

Often compared with the better-known Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 was a more modern design with a higher top speed, greater range, and a heavier bomb load; it was also more difficult to fly, with heavy control forces and poor formation-flying characteristics. Popular opinion among aircrews and general staffs tended to favor the B-17's rugged qualities above all other considerations in the European Theater. The placement of the B-24's fuel tanks throughout the upper fuselage and its lightweight construction, designed to increase range and optimize assembly line production, made the aircraft vulnerable to battle damage. The B-24 was notorious among American aircrews for its tendency to catch fire. Its high fuselage-mounted "Davis wing" also meant it was dangerous to ditch or belly land, since the fuselage tended to break apart. Nevertheless, the B-24 provided excellent service in a variety of roles thanks to its large payload and long range and was the only bomber to operationally deploy the United States' first forerunner to precision-guided munitions during the war, the 1,000 lb. Azon guided bomb.

The B-24's most costly mission was the low-level strike against the Ploiești oil fields, in Romania on 1 August 1943, which turned into a disaster because the defense was underestimated and fully alerted while the attackers were disorganized.

The B-24 ended World War II as the most produced heavy bomber in history. At over 18,400 units, half by Ford Motor Company, it still holds the distinction as the most-produced American military aircraft, with one B-24A and one B-24J restored to airworthiness as of 2014.

Read more at Storehouse : https://www.storehouse.co/stories/t5tng-fairy-lochs-memorial
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    1982 - 1986
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Stuart Taylor of HighlanderImages Photography provides professional freelance photography services focused primarily on Asia and with a documentary and photojournalistic style. Stuart is available for a variety individual assignments or projects such as documentary, photojournalism, commercial, architectural, real estate, industrial, interior design, corporate, or travel photography and can offer some advanced techniques such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Panoramic Photography in conjunction with comprehensive post-processing capabilities. 

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Photojournalism & Documentary Photography
Preparing images for a documentary or for journalistic requirements requires detailed research about the subject and some dedicated time onsite to capture required images to fulfill the storyline. As they often say "A picture is worth a thousand words" and certainly in the preparation of any story the images are usually the main driving force and can create the most impact. For many photojournalism projects there is usually a requirement for a fast turnaround of the images, the need for objective and accurate representation of the situation and the provision of some narrative describing the story.

HDR Photography
For interior and corporate photography there used to be a need for a fairly complex lighting set up required to capture the final image. By using HDR techniques there is now no need for this large requirement on lighting equipment. HDR photography is essentially the capture of multiple images at different exposures to capture all the light values or dynamic range in the scene then combining these into one final image. This essentially makes a final image that is close to what our eyes actually see with no blown out highlights and no loss of detail in the shadows. This technique is particularly effective for photographing interiors of houses and offices or in some industrial situations and can be done a lot faster and easier than traditional setups with a large array of lighting.

Panoramic Photography
Sometimes you just can't capture all of the scene you are trying to photograph even by using a wide angle lens so panoramic photography is a technique where you can take multiple photographs covering the whole scene, both horizontally and vertically, then combining these into one final large, composite image. This requires some complex software techniques to provide seamless stitching of the images and preserving the geometry and exposure values across the whole scene. The results however can be very impressive, whether capturing a large landscape, interior of an office or building or an expansive industrial complex.

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High resolution final images can be provided on CD or DVD with smaller low to medium resolution versions made available initially via e-mail. High quality prints can be ordered via my website but can be arranged to be printed locally if required. Multimedia slideshows, videos, DVDs or printed books of collated images can also be provided as to your specifications and design.

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Education
  • KIrkcaldy High School
    1969 - 1975
  • Heriot-Watt University
    Marine Biology, 1975 - 1979
  • Heriot-Watt University
    Petroleum Engineering, 1981 - 1982
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Our small party of 4 did a 4 day golf tour, 1 day at Thai Country Club in Bangkok, then 3 days in Hua Hin covering Imperial Lakeview Resort, Banyan and Black Mountain. Golf Asian did a 1st class job of all the arrangements including golf bookings, hotels and transportation. Their service is highly recommended and at a reasonable cost. Well done to all the staff at Golf Asian tour company. We will be back.
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