I remember this morning well. I walked along the dirt road up from the village to the reservoir through the Lam Yai farms and forest. There was hardly a soul apart from the odd farmer, a couple of noisy dogs and me. Then I looked through the trees and saw this.
Early morning walks in the forests of Northern Thailand are a photographer’s dream. The early light catches the feather grass as it plays in the rising sun.
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.
Despite the annual polluted atmosphere between December and April the countryside in Northern Thailand the landscape photographer can gorge himself on the natural beauty of the region.
I was looking out from my balcony at the evening sky fascinated by the unfolding drama in the rolling clouds as they gradually started to grow into giant sheep. I was so absorbed in my relaxation and probably the glass of red plonk nestling in my hand that I almost forgot that I was supposed to be a photographer. What on earth was I doing missing the chance to grab this free offering from nature. The wine was shelved and my camera wrestled from its hidy-hole. This is the result. I hope you like it. (Canon 600D, 18mm, F8, ISO 100, 1/60 secs, time 1848.)