Thailand: Toilets, Taxis, and Shopping

I read an article on one expat blog that talked about how to use a Japanese toilet. It is common for expat blogs to write how-to articles and cultural tips. Not only do these types of articles provide useful information for surfers, they provide SEO-friendly keywords that help the blog build search engine visibility. While I like to think that …

Bangkok’s Got Him Now

A customer I’d met at S’s bar sat next to me on the plane ride from Phnom Penh and confirmed my suspicion that S and her coworkers were all prostitutes. When we arrived at the airport, they drove me into the city. The vast storm clouds stood out against the dusk and gave the impression that Bangkok sat at the …

Walking Around In Vibrams In Bangkok In The Rain

Clouds boil up over the horizon like dragons and lightning flashes around the edge of the sky while people go about their daily business. When the storms roll over you it happens suddenly, and the next thing you know you’re stuck under an awning somewhere with a handful of random people while torrents flood down and soak your lower half. …

Day 1 & 2: Bangkok to Hua Hin

After about a day the plane landed in Bangkok. It was 2:30 in the morning and the air dripped with sweat. When I walked through immigration, an airport employee laughed at my vibrams, said sorry for laughing, then kept laughing. The immigration official didn’t care about my ongoing ticket or bank balance, she just stamped me through. At the taxi …

Some More Bangkok 2011 Photos

You may notice I don’t have many pictures of people. Mostly it’s just because the subject matter I prefer to shoot is nature and architecture. These are the last photos of my time in Bangkok before heading to Cambodia. My trip was wrapping up at this point.    

The Beginning of my Love Affair with Rain

This would be the first time I used my Canon to take photographs of rain. And shooting rain is definitely my favorite. It took a few more opportunities and a couple more years before I really figured out a good approach. The trick that I use for shooting rain, for those of you who don’t want to wait, is to …

Bangkok and Beyond, 2011

As you can see, I was quite excited about my new camera, and was taking pictures everywhere I went. On occasion, I would get pictures that had something “wrong” with them, as a pro might say. Lots of noise or overexposure would ruin an otherwise good shot, such as the one below with the moving train. What I’ve learned is …

Welcome to Thailand

In Thailand I honed my Camera RAW techniques and learned how to shoot lightning. Some of my photos have a “Nathan T Warne Photography” watermark in the upper left corner. I made this on my own a year or two after shooting the originals by improvising with Photoshop actions. There are definitely better techniques for creating watermarks, since some of …