Friday, August 31, 2012

Bridge Over the River Kwai, Thailand

This world war 2 bridge, built by Allied prisoners and made famous by the Hollywood movie is now a tourist attraction in Thailand and a beautiful place, with a colorful train, restaurants on the river and an adjacent Buddhist temple. I had a nice time, going around the Bridge & shooting it at various angles. There were too many tourists, around and they can be seen in the background.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

My Daily Photo, 8/30/12.

Bangkok, a view from the river. This photo is posted on my Smugmug page and I am a member of the Daily Photo community at that site. To appreciate the high resolution of the photo, y shud view it at my Smugmug page.!i=2056709467&k=BdvctwF&lb=1&s=A


My first photo to reach Popular status on the World's best Photography site, 500px. You can view it :

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two Tigers!

A set of awesome photos taken by volunteers at the Tiger temple, Bangkok, Thailand, 8/21/12. I had a lot of fun, post processing them with various effects and their vivid colors.

My daily photo, 8/29/12.

Two Tigers. Posed for this picture at Tiger temple, Bangkok, Thailand on 8/21/12. Post-processed it with Lightroom 4, Color Efex 4 and Photoshop CS6. The photo was shot by a volunteer at the Tiger Temple with my Nikon D800 and a Nikon 18-24mm, f/2.8 lens and is a whopping 35 mb picture. It is posted at my Smugmug page, where the resolution is original.!i=2054856650&k=MkS3rpt&lb=1&s=A

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My daily photo, 8/28/12.

Hot Tub. Water Buffalo at tiger temple, Bangkok, Thailand.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Buffaloes@Tiger temple, Bangkok, Thailand, 8/21/12.

Came across a herd of Buffaloes cooling off in a small lake in the tiger temple. Here are some photos of these ugly looking animals, which appear grotesquely interesting.

The Tiger Temple, Bangkok, Thailand, 8/21/12.

More than 100 tigers are raised at the tiger temple at the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand.
A good 3-4 hrs drive from the city given its traffic issues. Buddhist monks run this temple and interact with the tigers from their infancy. The saffron color of the monks & the yellow of the tigers complements each other and provide a great picture opportunity. This is a tourist attraction and thus subject to the commercialization of this awesome tiger resort. Comes at a price, with $$$ for all photo opportunities with the tigers. Difficult to do justice when in larger groups. I wud set aside a whole day for this with plenty of time for the photo shoots. We did not have enough time for the evening water exercise photo op. with the tigers, where tigers jump about the river waters. Nevertheless, got some nice shots at the wild-life reserve.

Tortoise rescued!

Tortoise fell in the swimming pool and cud not climb out. So, Sohan rescued the tortoise using a shovel to scoop him out. Some, photos.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Hi, from Bangkok, Thailand.

Landed in Bangok, Thailand. Journey was a breeze and new Bangkok airport is awesome. Tokyo, Narita airport was a disappointment. Looked like a poor man's airport. Had Saki on the airplane, something unusual for me. Felt a great warmth after Saki and the rest of journey was a little hot. Staying at Bro-in-law's place and its gorgeous. Feels nice being pampered by great Indian in-law hospitality. Woke up sunrise and took some pictures from the balcony with a panorama view of Bangkok skyline.