Digging In The Vault #1 – Thailand

Sairee Beach on Koh Tao is pretty great.  Very picturesque, nice sand, and every tourist around will be there to shoot pictures like this around sunset.  But I think this post sets a different kind of record for me.

Boulders at Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Thailand

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I’ve been employed for all of two weeks now and already I’m digging in the vault as I’m out of new stuff.  Of course this pic is from my trip a while back, but it’s still good stuff, right?

Anyway, these sorts of rock formations were all around the beaches on Koh Tao and I lived them all.  This one seemed to have particularly nice asymmetry.  I can’t figure out if I’m happy with the framing in this shot or not.  On one hand, the subject is halfway up, seeming screwing up the rule of thirds pretty good.  On the other hand, horizontally, I think the positioning is very nice.  I’m coming around to the idea that the vertical symmetry and the horizontal asymmetry make it work.  But I took it, so I’m a little biased.

Thailand Stereotypes: Long-Tail Boats

Tail-less Longtail Boat

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After Phad Thai and images of the King, there is nothing you will see more often in Thailand than the ubiquitous Long-Tail Boats. Built for speed in narrow waterways (I can confirm – *very* fast), they are all over Bangkok, but also all over the numerous island shores. This shot was taken off Sairee Beach on Koh Tao. Missing, of course, is the long-tail part – you can see the usual look here. Gotta love that color-changing water too.