Chiang Mai

Thailand in Two Weeks: Chiang Mai

This is the fourth installment in my series about Thailand. You can find the previous ones by clicking on the below links: One Night in Chinatown, Bangkok More Bangkok Thailand in Two Weeks; Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, Lampang All photos taken with the Fujifilm X-T2, Fujifilm X100S and various lenses. After the chaos and the frenzy of Bangkok, it was great to spend …

Autometalogolex

The True Meaning Of Christmas Autometalogolex is a word defined as the act of looking up its definition.

Polishing a turd in camera

By Simon Patterson turd (noun) : A lump of excrement One of the advantages amateur photographers have over pros is that the only pressure we experience is self imposed. We can shoot anything we want, experimenting to our heart’s content. If we come back with nothing from a shoot, there is no real cost apart from our own disappointment. No big …

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman

Oman Travelogue, Part 1: Muscat

The year 2017 will go down in my personal history as one of the richest, in terms of the destinations I have traveled to. Its beginning and its end are marked by two journeys to a country that was new to me and that I’ve come to love like few others: the Sultanate of Oman. I was lucky to be …

Par(ad)is

The Chef’s Rules Of Photography

Are there rules in photography? I guess that if I were to ask this question without further qualifications, the answers would mention the rule of thirds or something just as silly. That’s not what I have in mind, however, so allow me to explain. I recently finished reading The Recipe: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Ingredients of Greatness, …

What Not to Do When Taking Photographs While Traveling

by Michael Schacht For your next travel vacation, you and your friends have finally decided on one of the most breathtaking places on earth – Maldives! You’re getting excited to see all the beaches, the local scenery, and experience the food there. It’s your first time to go to Maldives, and as much as possible, you want to cherish the moments …

Homelands of the Vikings 3 – Saint Petersburg

Homelands of the Vikings, Part 3: Saint Petersburg

by Bob McCormac This is a multi-part article encompassing my 20-day trip to the Nordic countries that spawned the Vikings and where they left their mark on civilization. In most areas, those direct influences have long since been erased but the impact on the cultures is still apparent in each country. Some of the articles also cover the neighboring countries, …