More from the little sub-soi. This man is making fried fish balls. He’s taking them from the fryer and placing them into a bowl. As an old colleague, Larry Meeks, once said in Singapore when he was offered fish balls, “why, fish don’t have balls,” in his very Texas accent. I guess you had to […]


Whenever I travel to a new location — or, in this case, and old location but a new neighborhood — I like to take a morning stroll through the neighborhood. In this case, I’m working in the Bangkok district of Silom which is about 5 minutes walk from the legendary Patpong. Unlike, Patpong which is […]


Sheer luck. I happened to make a rather slow time exposure from the driver’s seat. By some quirk, the car in front of me and the entrance guard walls were kept sharp while the sky received the proper exposure to create the dramatic look. Yes. Of course, I added a little something extra. But, not […]


In the old world of stock photo – graphy this was a valuable picture. The image’s content is about choices and possibilities. It is very hard to find. I’m not sure about its value in the world of stock today. However, I am reading reports of editors starting to look in more places for pictures […]


and touch somebody, that’s what I always say. In this image we see a Buddhist monk with one foot in the ancient, spiritual world and the other foot in the modern, “things go better with Coke” and a cellphone world. Forget the smile. This image was was made at Wat Mahathat, in Bangkok, Thailand. It […]


birthday and I’ll post what I want to… I’ve been asking a basic question to some of my friends. The answer came in the form of a New York Times op-ed column today. “November 21, 2009 OP-ED COLUMNIST An American Catastrophe By BOB HERBERT Detroit In many ways, it’s like a ghost town. It’s eerily […]


This is the last image that I’ll offer in discussion of tinkering in Photo – shop. Again, it comes from Hong Kong, more particularly Sheung Wan end of LascarRow or Cat Alley. In the 1800’s it was the equivalent of Honolulu’s Hotel Street during World War. Later, it became an arts and antiquities center located […]


Sometimes post production plug-ins go a little too far. Unfor – tunately, the comp – ression software for this blog hid most of the overdone work making it simply look like wet hair. However, if you were to look at a larger image, you would see that the hair blocks up and it looks oily […]