Here are my favorite photos â€“ from the Shan refugee camp near Wiang Haeng, Thailand - I took these memorial portraits â€“ hope you agree.
I really hope the new Govâ€™tâ€™ 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 â€“ Sundayâ€™s meeting had a nature photographer (ian Frame) showing his work â€“ 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. Weâ€™ll see what happens and post later.
In addition there is also a Pattaya Expats Club meeting at the same time each Sunday â€“ not sure who broke from who, Iâ€™ll get that info and let you know. Iâ€™ll try to attend this group in a couple of weeks.
A lot is going on, getting my schedule filled again â€“ 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. â€“ always something,