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Photo: 111 of 365: Bangkok, Thailand. I had a hard time with today’s image. I’m still learning that you can’t go out insisting on a particular shot, because you will often be disappointed. Of course drinking before hand doesn’t help either! I could have shown you some interesting street food, one of the many lady boys roaming the streets, or a one legged homeless man begging for change, but I decided this shot of a prostitute outside the Nana Entertainment Plaza summed up the scene on the streets of Bangkok. Something about her looking down with arms out really tells a story, and that is often what it’s all about. I’m sure many prefer the sunsets, but these take more guts. Walking around the streets of Bangkok with my hand cannon and firing shots at unwitting bystanders is still something I’m getting use too. If the rain lets up today, I hope to capture some more before heading off to Chiang Mai tomorrow, but with no set plans for the next six weeks I’m open for just about anything…

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Photo: 112 of 365: Bangkok, Thailand. So I finally made it out to do some sightseeing today. It didn’t take me long to realize that traveling in this city is a pain in the ass. After a tuk tuk, two trains, and a ferry I finally made it to this view of the Wat Arun temple on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. I did find a sweet little café overlooking the river that made me feel like I was in Venice so that was a plus. I’m sure I’ll look back at this shot in a week and think I over-processed it, but I had to do something to make this colorless image standout and B&W just didn’t do it for me. I think Bangkok got the best of me today as too many things just didn’t go my way. I’ve decided to move forward and head to Chiang Mai and northern Thailand. I’m looking forward to some cooler weather and seeing the highlands, after a stop at the famous night market of course. Some more amazing food awaits…

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Photo: 113 of 365: Chiang Mai, Thailand. After three days of Bangkok I am so happy with the change of pace in Chiang Mai. It’s still got that Thailand city feel, but instead of 10 million people there are fewer than 200,000. I didn’t get much time to explore the city, but managed to capture this image of the Wat Phra Singh temple in the old city. There are many monks here and this place has that ancient dynasty feel. Tonight I headed down to the famous night market, but the rain prevented me from getting much photography in. Instead I eat some amazing food, including some fried insects, and enjoyed a few beers with some fellow travelers. Tomorrow I’m renting a motor bike and exploring the area before heading into the hills of Pai and the great unknown…

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Photo: 114 of 365: Chiang Mai, Thailand. Today I did something I thought I wouldn’t be doing. I visited one of the many tiger temples throughout SE Asia. I’ve never been a fan of zoos, whether they are sanctuaries, reserves, or whatever the owners likes to call them to make money. And yes, I’m sure many are protecting the animals and promoting their well-being. Additionally, the photography is never that great because shooting through a cage just never works, even at f/2.8. With that said I couldn’t resist a chance to touch a baby tiger for myself and perhaps get some interesting shots in the process. Although I’m showing you this one for my 365, I thought I would share two more to show you the other side. On one hand you see a magnificent animal not meant to be in a cage and the others show that they are in fact happy and well taken care of. At least that’s my take on the subject, but I am curious to hear what others think. Finally, I totally chickened out and only visited the smallest tigers, but many chose the large cats. If I ever do this again I’m going full Siegfried and Roy…

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112 of 365: Bangkok, Thailand. So I finally made it out to do some sightseeing today. It didn’t take me long to realize that traveling in this city is a pain in the ass. After a tuk tuk, two trains, and a ferry I finally made it to this view of the Wat Arun temple on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. I did find a sweet little café overlooking the river that made me feel like I was in Venice so that was a plus. I’m sure I’ll look back at this shot in a week and think I over-processed it, but I had to do something to make this colorless image standout and B&W just didn’t do it for me. I think Bangkok got the best of me today as too many things just didn’t go my way. I’ve decided to move forward and head to Chiang Mai and northern Thailand. I’m looking forward to some cooler weather and seeing the highlands, after a stop at the famous night market of course. Some more amazing food awaits…

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