Here are my favorite photos – from the Shan refugee camp near Wiang Haeng, Thailand - I took these memorial portraits – hope you agree.
I really hope the new Gov’t’ in Myanmar will allow these people to return and finally live the life they search for. Meeting this lovely couple was the highlight of my day there.
Here are a couple of diverse techniques.
I love the photo of the little boy from the refugee camp, great shot of determination, climbing obstacles. More of a outline and cartoon effect but I think it adds a degree of importance to the shot. And the second is a painting effect utilizing greater brush stroke definition than the ones I did before.
Sunday I went to my first meeting of the Pattaya City Expats Club and plan to go back next week – Sunday’s meeting had a nature photographer (ian Frame) showing his work – great presentation of macro work in the insect world. The club is also trying to re-spark their Photo Group and for it I volunteered to present some information on using Lightroom and Photoshop. We’ll see what happens and post later.
In addition there is also a Pattaya Expats Club meeting at the same time each Sunday – not sure who broke from who, I’ll get that info and let you know. I’ll try to attend this group in a couple of weeks.
A lot is going on, getting my schedule filled again – relaxing on the beach is nice but the chairs are starting to make my back ache , so I also need to get back to my stretching exercises. – always something,