[...] Here’s a view I enjoyed a lot, with these two great landmarks photographed at dusk: Zojo-ji, the symbol of the distant past, in darkness and Tokyo Tower, the symbol of the recent past, in full bright light…
Many of our readers will be familiar with the unarguably brutal process of shark-finning, the practice of slicing off a shark’s fin, commonly done while the shark is still alive. This violent act is c...
The very purpose of spirituality is self-discipline. Rather than criticizing others, we should evaluate and criticize ourselves. Ask yourself, what am I doing about my anger, my attachment, my pride, my jealousy? These are the things we should check in our day to day lives.
Ban Gioc Waterfall – the largest one in Vietnam!
Ban Gioc Waterfall on the Quy Xuan River is located in Cao Bang Province, nears the Sino-Vietnamese border. The waterfall falls thirty meters. It is separated into three falls by rocks and trees, and the thundering effect of the water hitting the cliffs can be heard kilometers away from Trung Khanh.
Probably one of the most photographed wonders of the world and well worth a visit to this UNESCO World Heritage site. I took this image many years ago and it's nice to come back and revisit some of these colorful and vibrant images you get in India.
The Taj Mahal was a mausoleum built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Now guys .... would you do such a thing for your first wife .... never mind your third one!
If you want to know how they mow the lawn at the Taj Mahal .... here is the answer. Definitely a green and environmentally friendly way of cutting this rather large lawn.... with added fertilization no doubt!
In every country, I find myself drawn to taking pictures of people. I’ve always been attracted to people photos much more than landscapes or macros. For me it’s the people that really tell the story of a place.
Cambodian people seem modest and shy. They are light on their feet and move with peaceful stillness. Chugging motor bikes kick up clouds of fine red dust as school children run along the side of road after school just minutes away from the majestic temples of Angkor Wat.
A little girl runs up to me on the banks in front of the temple. She just laughs, points to a sleeping dog, and runs away.As she plays in the muddy water, modernity seems far away.
If someone would have told me a few years ago that I could take this picture with a mobile phone I would’ve called them a 'sucka fool'. Now, it’s possible. This photo didn’t require years of photography training or a thousand dollar camera, I just needed to get up at 5am and trek down to the epic temple and squat in the mud for a few hours. Easy peasy.