Luang Prabang Laos

trip2013c043

trip2013c070

trip2013c058

trip2013c062

trip2013c060

I have been enamored with simple and clean Large Format photos lately. Maybe I am getting sick of living in a megacity like Beijing, I don’t know. I wish it was a bit warmer though so I could load up my 4×5 kit and go hiking in the mountains. That is something I really don’t do enough of. I need to change that…

Colour!

trip2013c033

trip2013c023

trip2013c015

trip2013c010

trip2013c036

A little bit of a departure for me. Here is some colour shots from my trip. I am not against shooting colour, I just don’t do too much of it. I find shooting colour more difficult that shooting B&W. Everything needs to be more precise or the image lacks punch. I hope I was able to get some punch in these shots.

Hong Kong – My love affair

trip2013b198

trip2013b203

trip2013b208

trip2013b210

I never get sick of going to Hong Kong. The place has everything. One thing I miss about Beijing is the green space. Hong Kong has that is spades. Right now, Beijing is in the midst of winter. It’s cold and brown. It will stay like this for months. Then, we’ll have a few weeks of nice green, then the heat and dust will kick in and it will be back to brown. Why did I choose to live in a desert?

On a different tangent, I would love to live on a boat. A small 30′ sail boat would do me just fine. Moor it in Hong Kong and I’d be a happy camper. (captain)

Cambodia

trip2013b148

trip2013b183

I am starting to plan a trip back to Canada. My passport and visa will expire next year, so it is time to renew both. It’s rather crazy how much this will cost me. With a limited time of two weeks, I’ll have to rush both the passport and visa which pretty much doubles the regular cost. In the end, it will cost more for my documents that for my flight home.

Vietnam Boat Ride

trip2013b111

trip2013b118

trip2013b125

trip2013b117

trip2013b121

In Hoi An I had some downtime while I waited for my clothing to be made. I spent a day on a boat. This is what resulted.

Toronto – Land of the crazy mayor

trip2013b073

trip2013b094

trip2013b097

When I was in Toronto, I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic wedding party for a friend from Saskatoon. It was great to catch up with her. I am terrible with keeping up with people in Canada. I really need to work on that. Sorry to everyone that I should talk to more.