Abandoned

Abandoned pagoda development in Naiharn, Phuket, Thailand

This sunset picture was captured last year and I decided to process as a silhouette in colour wash. I don’t know the story behind the abandoned development yet. But it covers a large area and has been derelict for more than five years and must have cost plenty. It is now being swallowed up by tropical vegetation and reminds of a modern day Angkor.

Foggy

A foggy morning in Rawai bay, Phuket
A foggy morning in Rawai bay, Phuket

The sun rising is hidden from view. It’s not often foggy in Rawai but this was one of those unusual days when the tide was out and the wind brought pollution from Sumatra where the forests was burning.

Fire in the Sky

Exotic weather in Rawai bay, Phuket.
Exotic weather in Rawai bay, Phuket.

This was truly a dramatic event which produced a kaleidoscope of colours until darkness enveloped us. Thailand produces many spectacular sunsets but not all year round.

Two in one

A young man lost in his own world of meditation on a surreal Naiharn beach, Phuket
A young man lost in his own world of meditation on a surreal Naiharn beach, Phuket
This tree which was washed up on Naiharn beach looks like an anchor to me. But it has never been anchored since arriving. Every day the tide moved it a little, in the same direction about 200 metres
Here’s the picture with My Anchor Tree

The tree which was washed up on Naiharn beach looks like an anchor to me. But it has never been anchored since arriving. Every day the tide moved it a little, in the same direction about 200 metres. I kept taking shots as it moved along. Then today I was experimenting with some post processing ideas and by accident I create a surreal picture of the young man meditating.

I am a real dunce when it comes to layers but I am trying. So it was a real surprise when this happened. Initially I left the tree out and when I put it back in I couldn’t decide which picture I liked best. What do you think?