Thailand

adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
edited February 2013 in Fun & Weird
Welcome back NRF. As some of You know, I was out for some time from NRF, though I wasn't out from photography. I've spent most of the last three weeks in Thailand and seen both north and south of this beautiful country. Please vote for Your favourite image and I promise I'll post more snaps once I get through with all of them.
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  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    Cant vote! too many great shots ! enjoyed them !
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • JuergenJuergen Posts: 315Member
    Welcome back Adam.
    8, 10 and 23 are my favorites.
    Great shots, really.
    Jürgen
    D4, D800E, Nikon 1 J2, 600 f/4, trinity, PC-E 45, PC-E 24, 105, 50 f/1,8g, 85 f/1,4, Sigma 150-500
  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,427Moderator
    edited February 2013
    No9 does it for me Adamz.

    EDIT: Whoops - read the number wrong it is #8.
    Post edited by spraynpray on
    Always learning.
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    #19....my guess as the only one I could not pose....I really like your ability to "grab the moment" on this one especially.
    Msmoto, mod
  • proudgeekproudgeek Posts: 1,422Member
    5,6,10
    Great stuff. I can't remember who said it here, but the best investment you can make in your photography is plane tickets. Looking forward to seeing more.
  • MikeGunterMikeGunter Posts: 543Member
    Hi Adamz

    Lovely place as I recall,

    Hope you had a wonderful time!

    Terrific pictures!

    My best!

    Mike
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,307Member
    10, 12, 14, 19 and 28 here. Nice set.

    Hard to do "best of". Sometimes depends on what I had for breakfast.
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • NSXTypeRNSXTypeR Posts: 2,203Member
    I like #6, #8 and #16.

    You brought a macro lens with you on vacation? Personally I like traveling light but I do agree that there are some macro shots I'd like to do when I was in Hong Kong.
    Nikon D7000/ Nikon D40/ Nikon FM2/ 18-135 AF-S/ 35mm 1.8 AF-S/ 105mm Macro AF-S/ 50mm 1.2 AI-S
  • CorrelliCorrelli Posts: 135Member
    Great shots! I can't put it down to a single shot, but 14, 16 and 28 are my favorites.
  • ElvisheferElvishefer Posts: 329Member
    I'm liking #25 because at first glance, it's a holiday snap, but the elephant's expression, the chains on it, and the woman's actions tell a great story. The story it tells likely isn't the truth, but photos aren't about the truth, so I like it. I may have cropped it differently and knocked the color out of it to back up the (fictional) narrative.

    It looks like you had a great trip in an amazing place! Fine work.
    D700, 70-200mm f/2.8 VRII, 24-70mm f/2.8, 14-24mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4G, 200mm f/4 Micro, 105mm f/2.8 VRII Micro, 35mm f/1.8, 2xSB900, 1xSB910, R1C1, RRS Support...

    ... And no time to use them.
  • adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
    wow - so many entries over here. glad You like the snaps guys.

    @Mike - yup, we all had great time. it was a b-day gift to my wife and she liked it :)

    @NSX - I usually also travel light, but in this case I took everything I had as I was not hauling the stuff at my back all the time, only during transfers from one place to another. and the ants were in the hotel garden so I decided to use the 105/2.8vr macro. it's a terrific lens that lies too often in the bag instead on the camera.

    @elvishefer - part of the trip was a 2 day mahut course in TECC (Thai Elephant Conservation Center), basically a hospital for elephants where tourist can go and in order to support the TECC You can have some 1to1 time with elephants. extraordinary experience. as for the chains... well, we went to a jungle trek and in order to have some control over the elephants the mahuts need to chain the elephants to the trees so they would run wherever they want. to do this they put a metal bracket at the bottom of their front leg (wide enough so they don't get hurt) and attach the chain to it. though it may look unethical, the chain is actually very long and the elephant has a lot of movement freedom. I'm an animal freak and trust me or not, I would never do any activity where I would see that the animal is harmed in any ways. as for the chain over the elephant neck... well, that's the way they carry it, though it may look bad on the pictures it doesn't do any harm to the animal. one more thing about elephants in thailand. there are basically two kinds of elephants in thailand, domesticated and wild. the domesticated elephants are treated by the government on the same basis as dogs, cats, cows, goats, etc.... though the average starting price of elephants exceeds $15000. at TECC they heal every single elephant free of charge. right now the center is home for over 70 elephants.
  • shawninoshawnino Posts: 453Member
    Jay Dickman says that so many great images grab the viewer with a sense of place, and I'm inclined to agree. In that context, while there are a lot of good photographs here, I'm inclined to go with 4 and 7 (for scenic stuff) and 26 and 29 (for people) as standing out from the rest.
  • ricochetricochet Posts: 54Member
    I have to go for #11 but they're all great. Any chance you snuck into the Nikon factory to see what they're making?
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,181Member
    I have to go for #11 but they're all great. Any chance you snuck into the Nikon factory to see what they're making?
    LOL

    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • blandbland Posts: 812Member
    Awesome shots, Adam!
  • kanuckkanuck Posts: 1,300Member
    Yes indeed a magical place! welcome back Adam.
  • adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
    ... Any chance you snuck into the Nikon factory to see what they're making?
    unfortunately no, but I had a chance to play with my wife's V1 and all I can say that this little camera is huge when it comes to quality vs price. handling is really good, IQ is more than acceptable for this little fellow. the only drawback is the fact that it's a light monster. it needs a lot of light to perform well - obviously not a problem in sunny Thailand. will post some more pictures once I be back at home on Thursday (work trip :( ).
    also will try to post some qopro snaps later today as I took the card with me.
  • Swame_spSwame_sp Posts: 58Member
    Great collections, can't vote for the best... It started from #8, #10, #11, #12.... and all the portraits... great work, Adam.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Welcome back. My vote goes to: 1, 10, 11, 20, 23.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
    as promised, below some snaps from GoPro Hero 3 black

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  • adamzadamz Posts: 842Moderator
    #27 and #38 is the same elephant in the same location, just from different perspective and with slightly different light
  • Dredden85Dredden85 Posts: 364Member
    Amazing shots!
    D7000, 18-200VRII | 50 1.8G | SB-900
  • Benji2505Benji2505 Posts: 522Member
    #10, because it is a good photo and shows something from this country.
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