Monday, December 28, 2009

Rural Cambodia

Far from sealed roads, electricity, running water, anything that we take for granted in the west. Rural Cambodia feels so unspoilt. I headed down a track on foot, not too sure where it would lead me. In the end, it didn't actually lead anywhere, but it was still fun, and I don't know what I wouldn't give to do the same thing now as I sit here in the cold.

This khmer man was getting blanketed in dust everytime. He must have walked a very long way, as the next sign of civilisation along this road was extremely far to the east across the plain. It's hard to realise how uncomfortable it is, when it's so humid that the dust sticks to your face

Monday, December 21, 2009

New Friend

I valued this kids company as he followed me around the dusty tracks of Kralanh every afternoon. His mum let him have the morning off school to say bye to me, when I left.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


07:30am on a deeply frozen Saturday morning, my dad dropped me off down by the river. The plan was to catch the mist, but it didn't happen. Within 10 minutes my fingers were so numb that I could not press the shutter down on the camera. Above are the only two shots I managed...

This shot also makes me think of winter, with the cold, clear nights. This was my first attempt at the moon a few weeks back.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

While Back Home...

Some hell-old images from the Isle Of Wight back in 2008. There was so much vapour in the air from the high winds up the channel that the sunset was amazing. Whatever the weather though, The Needles lighthouse will always be a very photogenic subject.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Watching The Water

Sitting down in the evening and watching the water do it's thing is fun. This muslim couple on Penang Island were quite content watching a small, old cruiseliner make its way towards Butterworth docks...

Monday, December 7, 2009

Pol Pot's S-21

The school turned detention and torture centre turned museum, in Phnom Penh. This is where Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge interrogated, tortured and killed around 15,000 Cambodians, a tiny amount in comparison to what was happening across the country at the time...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Somewhere Near Angkor Wat

I don't know where this place is, but I know that it's somewhere just south east of Angkor Wat. Every night thousands of locals from Siem Reap come out here to eat, drink and enjoy themselves. I didn't see ANY westerners on both visits, something fairly unusual for the Siem Reap area.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Moto

Due to the state of the economy, Cambodia doesn't seem to have as many 'motos' as some of its neighbours. However there are still heaps about. Women tend to perch on the back, easy for the traditional dress or skirts. This shot was taken whle racing round the corner, getting a run up for the up hill drag!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Humid evenings on the plain

It seems to get hotter just as the sun gets low, late afternoon, then as it gets this low, things cool down. But only a little. Tends to get quite hazy, like the shot above, and all the cicadas start their chorus...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Feeling At Home

However makeshift the house looks, it was surprisingly homely inside, and I actually miss squeezing in with the other 8, for rice twice a day. Here the mother is doing the weeks washing.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I Wish I Got Closer...

Walked for 1 1/2 hours from Tanah Rata, down a windy road deeper and deeper into the valley, until finally I found the Cameron Tea Plantation. I climbed over the bush, and just walked in, but I stayed up on top.I wish I had walked further in, closer to the tea pickers. Not even my 70-300mm lens would get close enough! Next time I'll get in there...

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Cattle On Route No. 6

Route No. 6 is the main highway through Cambodia. Only recently has it been sealed, a few years back it was still dust. Alot of cattle gets walked along the side, and I hope it's not me infront when one decides to cross the road - it does happen. The driver was braking, swerving and accelerating so often that I struggled to get any sharp shots...

Colorful Vessels

With all the fish unloaded on to the pier, now it was just a case to wash the deck, in underwear...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Typical Thai View

Half way through what turned out to be a 21 hour train journey, this is somewhere between Hat Yai and Phatthalung in the southern half of Thailand.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Malay Street Vendor

Another night on the street on Palau Penang. I took this while walking back to my guesthouse

Last Shot In Bangkok

One last stroll past the rush hour traffic, before leaving Bangkok. I've heard that the authorities are phasing out these famous green mini buses, for a new model, and a different color. Apparently it's a relief for the locals, although I think they look quite cool...

Children of Buddha

The children of Kralanh were unusually active this afternoon. Maybe a boring morning at school...