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Stuart Taylor
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Distinctive red lifebuoy with the iconic Forth railway bridge in the background.
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The distinctive trees overgrowing the temple of Ta Prohm in Cambodia.
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A view from the summit of Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia
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Lost Temple in the Jungle

Beng Mealea was built in the Angkor style and is located about 40 km east of the main group of temples at Angkor in Cambodia. It was built as a Hindu temple, but there are some carvings depicting buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps. For years it was difficult to reach, but a road recently built to the temple complex of Koh Ker passes Beng Mealea and more visitors are coming to the site, as it is 77 km from Siem Reap by road.

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Tango, a distinctive dance and the corresponding musical style of tango music, began in the working-class port neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Argentina; and years later in Montevideo, Uruguay; the area of the Rio de la Plata.

There are a number of theories about the origin of the word "tango". One of the more popular in recent years has been that it came from the Niger–Congo languages of Africa. Another theory is that the word "tango", already in common use in Andalusia to describe a style of music, lent its name to a completely different style of music in Argentina and Uruguay.

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Halfway To Everest

The stunning early morning view from Tengboche looking up the valley towards Mount Everest. We tracked from Lukla to Tengboche in 4 days .... Everest Base Camp was a further 3 day trek .... must return one day and complete this section.

See more in my story "A Walk In The Park" on Storehouse ....
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Lambswell Folly

Raith Estate in Fife lies a mile (1.5 km) west of Kirkcaldy. The estate was acquired in the 17th century by the Fergusons who built Raith House in 1693-96. The architect was James Smith (1645 - 1731), who is said to have consulted Sir William Bruce on the designs. In 1785, James Playfair (1755-94) was responsible for extending and remodelling the house. Raith remains in the same family, now the Munro-Fergusons. Raith also lends its name to Raith Rovers, a local football team whose home ground is at Stark's Park in Kirkcaldy.

Within the Raith Estate there were three follies built. Lambswell, an early 19th century, 2-stage rubble folly with gothic arches built into the gable end of a farmhouse, lies due west of the mansion. Balwearie Tower, south-east of Raith House on the Tiel Burn, is virtually identical to Lambswell and the ornate Torbain Tower adjoining a farm building to the north east of Raith House.
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White Lines On The Freeway

Driving across Highway 190 through Death Valley, California the sounds of Joni Mitchell filled my head as I watched the white lines of the highway in front of me. Later as I passed a parked vehicle at one side of the road I saw what I presumed was a dog being let out for a walk ..... but as I looked closer the "dog" had some distinctive features and was certainly no domestic dog. What I had seen was a wild coyote, so appropriately the lyrics from Joni Mitchell's "Coyote" from her 1976 album Hejira matched this scene perfectly.

.... You just picked up a hitcher
A prisoner of the white lines on the freeway

.... I looked a coyote right in the face
On the road to Baljennie near my old home town

"Coyote" by Joni Mitchell, Hejira 1976
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A porter making their way up the Mount Everest base camp trail between Monjo and Namche Bazzaar.
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Just published on Storehouse​ .... "Daxu - Ancient Village, Guangxi, China" ....
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Ancient Village of Daxuzhen, China

Close to Guilin and sitting on the River Li is the small ancient town of Daxuzhen. This 2000 year old market town still retains the look and feel of an authentic Chinese village. Many of the residents are active in arts and crafts. It is worth a slow walk through the town to admire the old architecture and also to see the original Wanshou Bridge (Longevity Bridge). This bridge is a single-arch stone bridge, was built in Ming dynasty (over 400 years ago) and rebuilt in 1899 (the 25th year of Qing Emperor Guangxu’s reign). 
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Shuzheng Falls

The beautiful Shuzheng Falls are in the Jiuzhaigou Valley, China.
Jiuzhaigou Valley is part of the Min Mountains on the edge of the Tibetan Plateau and stretches over 72,000 hectares (180,000 acres). It is known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks. Its elevation ranges from 2,000 to 4,500 metres (6,600 to 14,800 ft).

Jiuzhaigou Valley was inscribed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1992 and a World Biosphere Reserve in 1997. It belongs to the category V (Protected Landscape) in the IUCN system of protected area categorization.
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Passionate Photographer Lost in Asia --|--
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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  • Kirkcaldy High School
    1969 - 1975
  • Heriot-Watt University
    Marine Biology, 1975 - 1979
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    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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