Well, my trip to SE Asia is quickly coming to a close. I’ll be back in Charleston by the new year. Welcome 2009!
But I wanted to post one more set of photos. These are from Hoi An, Vietnam, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hoi An was a bustling port up until 100 years ago when silt filtered in by the river began to clog up the port and created islands where ships once sailed.
The plus side to this act of nature is that the town of Hoi An almost became stuck in time. It did not suffer the ugly modernization of other port towns.
I think that photographing weddings has influenced my travel photography. With a wedding, I am looking to capture shots of all the elements that make up the wedding day: the people, the details, the ambiance, the fleeting moments. I found myself trying to do the same here.
One day, I will have amassed enough photos of dogs in foreign countries to make a book.
I biked out to the beach on Christmas day. Sounds a lot more glorious than it was. It was wet and cold and not a day for the beach, though the bike ride was nice.
The food market in Hoi An is run by the women. While they are out hawking the days bounty, the men are at home taking care of the children. Interesting.
How I love my D700! I wouldn’t have taken this shot if I couldn’t crank the ISO up to 1600 on it and feel ok about that.
Rickshaw for one. Or for two tiny people.
I love this look!
Gastronomy stop: The Mango Rooms. The chef, Duc Tran, is originally from Saigon and has traveled around the world picking up culinary wisdom from each country he has lived in. There’s a great video on the website that shows him in action. It’s Vietnamese fusion with great ambiance and service to detail.
I found this food pyramid at a school. I’m still trying to figure out what the top three categories are.
This makes me want to paint.
One last shot of the market.