Posts Tagged ‘Travel’

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Vinh Long Potters

Here are a few images I made back in June when I visited Tra Vinh Province in the Mekong Delta, that I just got around to processing now. These were taken in a pottery workshop in Vinh Long Province, where we stopped on the way back to Saigon. It was a Sunday afternoon and raining […]

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Postcard from Dalat

Dalat is located in Vietnam’s south Central Highlands and is the capital of Lam Dong Province. The city is known for its surrounding mountains, waterfalls, pine trees, remnants of French colonial architecture, as well as fruit, vegetable and flower cultivation. As it is located at elevation on a plateau, Dalat also has a slightly cooler and less […]

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Photo Tripping

I’ll be heading out of the city this weekend up to the cool mountainous air of Dalat in the Central Highlands, on a ‘photo trip’ with a group from a local Vietnamese photography club. I first joined with the group last month when we went on a weekend road trip down to Tra Vinh province […]


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A Model and Mangroves

Something different this time from me – a model shot. I made this image during the trip to Tra Vinh province a few weeks back, of a model wearing an Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese dress) posing in a mangrove forest for a group of photographers. I should state that I was not directing the model […]

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The Monks of Tra Vinh

Some of my favourite photographs from the trip to Tra Vinh last weekend were made at Chua Hang or Hang Pagoda, also known as Komong Chray pagoda, located just a short distance from Tra Vinh city. The province has a large Khmer population and this is one of the many Khmer style Theravada Buddhist Pagodas […]

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Postcard from Tra Vinh

I managed to get out of the city this weekend and travelled down to Tra Vinh Province deep in the Mekong Delta. Bordered by Ben Tre, Vinh Long and Soc Trang Province, the province has a large Khmer population. This photograph was made this morning as I sheltered from the rain during a sudden downpour […]


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Mountain Magic

I love to get out of this crazy crowded city and head into the countryside whenever possible, and the remote mountainous areas of northern Vietnam are my favourite destination. The scenery is spectacular at any time of day and in any weather conditions, the locals are friendly and the colourful ethnic minority groups are a […]

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Heading Home

Another photograph that I made during my visit to Ha Giang and Lao Cai Provinces in Northern Vietnam last month. Taken in a small village outside Bac Ha, an elderly man walks back home along a village path, with a wicker basket laden with animal food on his back. I almost always shoot with my […]

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Meo Vac Market

Just a quick post with one of the images from my recent travels through Ha Giang Province in northern Vietnam, of a Hmong man waiting to sell his cow at Meo Vac market. Meo Vac market is held every Sunday and crowds of ethnic minority villagers from all around the surrounding areas descend on the […]


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Time…

As I celebrated my birthday yesterday I was again reflecting on how rapidly time seems to be passing by now – the 12 months have just flown by since the last one which was spent in Sydney participating in a David Alan Harvey week long photography workshop (part of Sydney’s Head On Photo festival). Even crazier […]

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Postcard from Meo Vac

One from the road, taken in the countryside about 20 kilometres from Meo Vac, in mountainous Ha Giang Province. I’m presently in Ha Giang town nearing the end of a fantastic road trip through Ha Giang and Lao Cai provinces in Northern Vietnam – in my opinion the most spectacular and photographically rich area in all […]

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Postcard from Mui Ne

Mui Ne is a great spot for a weekend beach getaway from Saigon, but I have quite an aversion to the road trip between Saigon and Mui Ne so I rarely make the trip. This weekend was an exception as I travelled up by train with two friends from Saigon, which turned out to be […]


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Aarrgghh I did it again!

Well, I did it again – just over five months has passed since I last posted anything to this neglected website! When the same thing happened over the same period last year I promised to myself that it wouldn’t happen again, and wrote that I should be ashamed of myself. I don’t even know what […]

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Saigon in TRVL

TRVL is a fabulous online iPad magazine which publishes an issue each week on a particular destination, with each being heavy on high quality photography. Available for free download through the iTunes store, evidently TRVL was the first iPad exclusive magazine. In December 2011 TRVL was voted Best Digital Travel Magazine in the Digital Magazine Awards and […]

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Postcard from Chau Doc

I travelled down to Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta last weekend to attend the annual An Giang Oxen Racing Festival which was held on Sunday. Also known as the Bay Nui Open Ox Race, the event was held in Tri Ton District which is about an hour and a half drive from Chau Doc […]


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Bac Ha Revisited

No, unfortunately I haven’t made another trip up to Bac Ha in Northern Vietnam lately, but at work I have just organized a photography group trip up there, my cousins arrive in Vietnam this week and will be travelling up there, and a photographer friend from Saigon is planning a trip there very soon and […]

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Jump

Another photograph from my day trip to Can Gio district in late June, of some local lads jumping off a fishing boat into the ocean at Can Thanh port, as the sun was setting. It was one of those spontaneous moments that occasionally one is lucky to come across, with only enough time to quickly […]

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Pause…

Just sharing an image made back in late June during a day trip from Saigon to Can Gio district, which is about 50 kilometres from Saigon. The photo was taken from the roof of the local ferry at the end of the day, on the way back from visiting Thanh An Island. Who doesn’t love a […]


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Postcard from Con Dao

Con Dao Islands are located just a short 45 minute flight from Saigon and, after spending the past few days there on our annual company holiday with colleagues, I think it is the most beautiful coastal scenery in all of Vietnam. The largest island of the sixteen islands in the Con Dao group is named Con […]

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Even Wetter

A quick post with one of the photographs taken a few days ago during my visit to Northern Laos. As I mentioned in my postcard entry it rained almost all day every day so local life was harder than normal to find, with most people trying to stay dry and sheltering indoors. However in this […]

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Postcard from North Laos

I’ve spent the past 10 days travelling through Northern Laos – from Vientiane up to Luang Nam Tha and Muang Sing, then on to Muang La and down the incredibly scenic Nam Ou River from Muang Kwa to Nong Kiau finishing up in Luang Prabang. As usual spending time in little Laos is just lovely, […]


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Getting Wet

Well the wet season is in full force here in Saigon which means that downpours invariably happen every time I am about to step outside, and especially when planning to go out shooting. Somehow every day during the wet season I seem to end up soaked to the bone – I really should have learnt […]

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Postcard from Bondi

A quick shot of Bondi Beach from the balcony of my ‘room with a view’ at the Hotel Bondi, taken early in the morning during my stay there a couple of weeks ago. And yes, that is indeed my coffee cup on the balcony wall! I was in Australia for 2 weeks, and spent one […]

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Saltfield Silhouettes

I came across these images as I was looking through an old external drive for something – for some reason I had not noticed them before. Perhaps they now caught my eye because I am just in more of a silhouette mood lately. The photographs are from June 2011 of ladies working in the salt […]