Here are several images processed strictly in Lightroom.
I am always amazed how far you can go in developing your images in Lightroom. It is truly a great tool for any photographer.
Wish I could find some young models again but the Internet has spoiled that with the instant “selfie” in that its easy to get images now and they have no need for so called professional photos. – I’ll keep looking because I know you guys want some more eye candy to gaze at – I’d like it too.
I think the most miserable and also the best part of our trip was staying here at Chiang Dao Hut & Kitchen.
As I pointed out in the last post we stayed at the “White House” – but it was very cold and damp, hard to sleep, but we were really rewarded with a amazing view in the morning – no fog and such a wonderful place. Truly worth the stop – we caught a quick breakfast here but I insisted on a western place for lunch, very tired of Thai food all day. So off we went to Mae Teang and the elephants. On the way we passed some monks doing their morning walk for alms. And finally at Mae Teang we stopped at the first major resort we came across – Sibsan Resort & Spa – 5 star – as posted on the internet. It’s an amazing place but definitely 5 star with the prices to go with it. We had the buffet lunch (total 1,400 baht) which was good but not exceptional, but the grounds were emulate, service exceptional, and loaded with guests. A very cute driver drove us from the parking lot to the main hall for lunch – in fact all the guys were very cute and handsome – great eye candy. After lunch we headed up the main road to the elephant camps and the rapids area. Not enough water to really take a “white water” raft ride down but still very picturesque. And both of us had already been to the elephant camps before so that didn’t spark a need to stop and check them out.
The slideshow is in order and takes you through the day.
Now that the main images have been posted I intend to go back and choose some of the most sticking of them to do Photoshop work on.
At 7 Am we had breakfast at Tangerine Villa and then off to Chiang Dao. It was very foggy almost all the way there so no photos. Not too far from Chiang Dao mountain the fog broke and we got a great look – (the slideshow is in time order). We stopped at this amazing Wat, don’t know the name and my GPS wasn’t working at the time so I cannot locate it now – sorry. The most important thing here is the depiction of Buddhist Hell and the type of suffering and torture that they think takes place. In the back temple area they were even raising their own wild hog – big. From here we headed toward Chiang Dao Cave, but both of us had been there before so we continued on to the Baan View Resort – a very small tribal resort (if you can call it that – mostly for campers)perched on the side of a hill. Great view and I had a Thai style omelet over rice – but the strangest thing was the dead mouse hanging on the wall next to the radio – I didn’t ask why it was hanging there – afraid what the answer might be. Everything is in sequence in the slideshow
We then headed back to the Chiang Dao Hut and Kitchen for a quick lunch and on the way to Sri Sung Wan Waterfall and from there on to the Pong Arng Hot Springs. Leaving the Hot Springs we ran across a field of garlic – neat rows – first time I had seen garlic planted this way. Then on to Wat Phar That Doi Mon Ching a Burmese (Thai Yai as they are called here) style temple. Not far from the temple we spotted a field of blossoming Mango trees – I had never seen these before so got a couple of shots. And on the way back we spotted some young boys enjoying a swim. The Chiang Dao Hut & Kitchen, where we were going to stay for the night – the “White House” we took went for 1200 Baht/night – and with no heat it was terribly damp and cold that night- cuddling helped but still cold. Better view in the morning so I’ll post that next post on the Mae Tang part of the trip tomorrow. Again the Slideshow is in order.
Tomorrow I will post about the final Mae Tang portion of the trip.
Just got back from a trip to Doi Angkhang, Chiang Dao, and then to Mae Tang and back to Chiang Mai – 3 days. Over 600 photos so I will make several posts to cover it all. I was joined by a friend “Narin” and we had a great time.
First we went to Doi Angkhang Agricultural Station near Fang. The flowers are spectacular and the mountain area so peaceful.
And then back to Fang and stayed at the “Tangerine Villa” for the evening – Nice accommodations – 850B including breakfast. We did have to move to a new room when a group of young Thais moved into the room next door and started partying – but the Hotel moved us quickly so no problem. Nice place to stay and good night sleep.
I will continue the adventure in the next couple of posts.
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Sunday they had Children’s Day 2017 at Kad Suan Kaew Shopping Center and went to get some shots – extremely crowded. And also a Slideshow of all the images –
A major contributor to my blog is Kevin and he came up with this one too:
This might possibly be the most amazing card trick you have EVER seen! It was developed by the magician Shin Lim after the terrorist attacks in , France. Supposedly, he did this in front of Penn and Teller on TV and they just shook their heads in disbelief. This is truly a “must watch”. Thanks Kevin for pointing this out for me:
Thanks Jerry for pointing this news article out:
A nursery school pupil told his teacher he’d found a cat, but it
‘How do you know that the cat was dead?’ she asked her pupil.
‘Because I pissed in its ear and it didn’t move,’ answered the child
‘You did WHAT?’ the teacher exclaimed in surprise.
‘You know,’ explained the boy, ‘I leaned over and went ‘Pssst’ and it
One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken
Little to her class. She came to the part of the story where Chicken
Little tried to warn the farmer.. She read, ‘… and so Chicken Little
Went up to the farmer and said, ‘The sky is falling, the sky is
The teacher paused then asked the class, ‘And what do you think that
One little girl raised her hand and said, ‘I think he said:
‘Holy Shit! A talking chicken!”
1. The sport of choice for the urban poor is BASKETBALL.
2. The sport of choice for maintenance level employees is BOWLING.
3. The sport of choice for front-line workers is FOOTBALL.
4. The sport of choice for supervisors is BASEBALL.
5. The sport of choice for middle management is TENNIS.
6. The sport of choice for corporate executives and officers is GOLF.
THE amazing facts are,
The higher you go in the corporate structure, the smaller your balls become. There must be a boat load of people in Washington playing marbles.
Thanks to Paul’s Sunday Funnies. Sooooo true
A large earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale hit the Middle East. Two million Muslims died and over a million were injured. Iraq, Iran and Syria were totally ruined and their governments asked the World for help to rebuild.
- Great Britain would send troops to help keep the peace.
- Saudi Arabia would send oil and monetary assistance.
- Latin American countries would send clothing
- New Zealand and Australia would send sheep, cattle and food crops.
- The Asian countries would send labor to assist in rebuilding.
- Canada would send medical teams and supplies.
- And what would the new American President, Donald Trump, send?
Two million replacement Muslims! God Bless President Trump!
Thanks Kevin for this insightful article.
ThaiVisa got it right. Just walk through Jomtien Complex. God I hope I don’t get there. Got’ta walk every day – this could happen.
I realized the great dynamic range my new camera could capture but really didn’t know why – Hopefully I can get better and better images now.
Here is a great article on how to use it:
Just got back from the kidney doctor and received a good report. BP about 124/60, kidney function levels stabilized – pain in legs almost gone – good walking now – feeling great BUT !!!. Of all the times to be single, but thank God I did have someone with me as I went through the crap of getting this BP-Kidney problem taken care of – too bad it fucked up my temperament making it so they couldn’t have stuck around enough to enjoy the final outcome.
Present meds –
- 10mg Madiplot
- 20mg Olmersartan
- 5mg Folic Acid
- 81mg Aspirin
- 2000mg Fish Oil – Blackmores Omega high DHA
- 2000mg Turmeric – with Blackpepper corns
- 10mg Cialis
After all the trials – this is the final formula that seems to work – everything working – I am testing taking every evening 1 TPS of Apple Cider Vinegar for stomach health and reducing acid reflex and also taking 3 squares of 99% Cocoa powder chockalott daily for additional antioxidants.
Trying to keep the Pharmaceutical meds to a minimum.