Thailand is more often than not associated with hot sunny holidays on busy beaches. But sometimes a storm changes the character and reveals another kind of beauty. As on this secluded Sichon bay in South Thailand. I created the photo as an oil painting for a more dramatic effect.
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.
I love walking the farms, canal banks and villages in the early cool mornings of Northern Thailand between November and February. Nearly every day I find I can make a new picture of the same view. I am so lucky the countryside is like an art gallery. I processed this scene to look like an old 19th-century oil painting. I hope you like it.
I enjoy the sunrise more than sunset, maybe because there’s no-one around and the air is so clean and fresh. I chose to process this one using a painterly approach as it seemed to fit. Hope you like it.