The Sidelines of Adventure
Traveling is an interesting thing. In order to get somewhere, you have to plan. Plans usually involve transportation, getting from point "A" to point "B" within a certain period of time. That, in many ways, cannot be avoided. And, as a photographer, I find that the most interesting stories and photographs come from what happens during that journey. The sidelines of the roads we travel along, in my opinion, tell a much more colorful and vibrant tale.
This photo tells one of those short and simple stories.
While on the road with the wonderful ladies of +The Giving Lens
team in Thailand, we desperately wanted to photograph some terraced fields. There was no rice to be seen, so we opted to stop at this soy field we saw on our drive. There just happened to be a few people humping large barrels of straw (or hay, not exactly sure what it was), and then out of nowhere this beautiful
woman started walking towards us. With the help of our guide, we asked if she would pose for our group so that we could photograph her. As she stood there, I framed up my shot and waited for just the right moment when the other two workers walked past in the distance.
These moments are what I seek when I travel. Sure, the hot spots and major destinations have their beauty, but the little things along the way is what I love about adventure! I feel more like an explorer on a quest for a photo that is just waiting to be found. #TGL #TGLThailand