Thursday, April 28, 2011

Southeast Asia Revealed

My wife and I signed up for a photo tour of SE Asia in February with Jim Cline Photo Tours.  The group, led by photojournalist Karl Grobl, included seven other people and proved to be a congenial collection of travel companions and an excellent incubator of photography ideas.  Starting in Thailand, we visited photo venues as diverse as the royal palace, numerous temples, seedy bars, and native villages.  In Laos, we boated down the Mekong to Luang Prabang and captured images of monks on their early morning alms walk and nearby waterfalls.  And in Cambodia, we spent days exploring the Angkor Wat complex and a few additional days in Phnom Penh tracing the sad history of the Khmer Rouge and their infamous killing fields.  You can view a book we assembled with the other tour participants at  After the tour, we visited friends in Chaing Mai, Thailand, and I went to Viet Nam for a week with my son who was also traveling in the area.  Here are a few of my images.

Our tour group at the Foreign Correspondents Club in Phnom Penh.

Hoi An, Vietnam.

Luang Prabang, Laos.

In a village along the Mekong in Laos.

Visiting a "long neck" Karen village in northern Thailand.

Ta Prohm temple, near Siem Reap, Cambodia.