southeast asia

Phnom Penh

Ship Captain…. តាសក់ស្កូវ

I’m sure he’s not a ship’s captain, I just thought he looked like one. This is actually an older post from my Flickr page, but I like how the image turned out, and felt like posting it again… He reminded me of what a seafaring man, or a ships captain, would look like, with his […]

climbing the bolaven plateau

More photos from our Laos trip — ប្រទេស ឡាវ ឆ្នាំ ២០១៣

Here’s a few more photos from our trip to Laos last month. The country is so beautiful, mountainous and green I couldn’t help snap photos left and right, trying to (mostly unsuccessfully) capture the beauty and exotica around me. Our trusty Toyota 4-Runner faithfully bore us all over the Southern part of the country, with […]

The highilght of the bolaven plateau - Tat Katamtok Waterfall

Gorgeous Tat Katamtok Waterfall – Bolaven Plateau, Laos – ទឹក ធ្លាក់ នៅ ប្រទេស ឡាវ

On the way back from Attapeu, we took this shortcut through a gap in the ginormous Bolevan plateau; the road snaked through the absolutely gorgeous valley, before we crawled up some of the steepest dirt roads I’ve ever been on. Then right in the middle of a steep dirt curve, there was a little clearing […]

Carving a pineapple, Cambodia style

Pineapple that doesn’t hurt your mouth…. ម្នស់

Cambodia has amazing pineapple, somehow perfectly grown and formulated to not hurt your mouth. And it’s always so artfully cut… And most fruit grown in country is organic; most of it isn’t certified (yet), but I’m sure someday it will be (someone needs to start an organic certification NGO). Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Please feel free […]

crossing on a ferry in the early morning.

Early Morning River Crossing

Crossing the Sesan River, early in the morning, in Northeast Cambodia. On one side of the river, there’s a phone number scrawled on a piece of plastic affixed to a tree; if you need to cross, you call the number, and hope that the ferry operator isn’t too busy to come. Thankfully he came within […]

the post-stormy evening sky over taro plants

Sky after storm

As the rains begin in earnest, the swollen overtakes this spot. But for now, as the season transitions, it’s a beautiful area, right in the center of town. I love the taro plants in the foreground. Please feel free to share my images—they are meant to be seen! Use them for your non-profit, on your […]

indigenous krung hilltribe man wearing a linkin park hat

Hardcore Linkin Park Fan? In Ratanakiri?

In the middle on nowhere in Ratanakiri, Cambodia; and here’s this Kreung indigenous hilltribe man, rockin’ the Linkin Park hat. He has no idea how hip he actually is. Please feel free to share my images—they are meant to be seen! Use them for your non-profit, on your blog, for fun and the like, but […]

two buddhist monks driving a boat in Cambodia

A Holy Vessel?

Two Buddhist monks riding a boat in Vensai, Ratanakiri. I’d never seen this before; I didn’t know that monks were allow to drive anything. But then, I guess a boat doesn’t require much actual work to pilot. Who knew! I’d imagine that boat has loads of good karma…. Please feel free to share my images—they […]

clouds and sky after a monsoon rain in banlung, ratanakiri

Clouds after rain….

After a good afternoon rain, the sky is always incredibly beautiful here. Just stunning. This is a 9 image HDR vertorama. I tonemapped it in Photomatix, and then pulled in into Photoshop to add an adjustment layer of Levels to increase contrast, an adjustment layer of Curves to make the colors pop, and an adjustment […]