Deep in Shan Country

Buddhism, Burma, dogs, Life, People, Photography, Portraits, Reflections, Religion, Shan People, South East Asia, Spiritualism, Spirituality, Travel Photography, Uncategorized
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Street Life

Chiang Mai, Pai, People, Photography, Portraits, South East Asia, Street Photography, Street Scenes, Thailand, Travel, Travel Photography

At dusk the main street of Pai, North Thailand, comes to life in a menagerie of buskers and vendors, tourists and hawkers. Sizzling aromas share the air with the sound of laughter and banter in two dozen languages. The colours are so vivid, what else can the photographer do but shoot black&white?

Nepal on a Tightrope

Annapurna, Himalaya, Ian Brown, Landscape Photography, Landscapes, mountains, Nepal, People, Photography, Portraits, Second Coming, Stone Roses, Street Photography, Travel, Travel Photography, Trekking, Uncategorized

 The red bricks of Bhaktapur took a pounding the day the earthquake struck. 

Langtang shook like a baby’s rattle the day the earthquake struck.

Not all of the buildings you see still stand. Yet one thing does: the memory of Nepal as it was, as it will be again.

All images supplied by Ⓒtrespasserine2014

 

Lyrics supplied by the Stone Roses, Tightrope, Second Coming, 1994

Ban Rak Thai

Burma, Chiang Mai, Landscape Photography, Landscapes, People, Photography, South East Asia, Thailand, Travel, Travel Photography

There’s a village about as far northwest as you can go in Thailand before you hit the fortified frontier with Myanmar. Its name is Ban Rak Thai, which translates as “Thai-Loving People”. There’s a story in how it came to be. That village with its signs written in Mandarin and its slopes lined with oolong tea shrubs was founded by Kuomintang soldiers, themselves escaping Mao’s Communists across the hills from Yunnan Province in 1949. While the mainstay of Chinese nationalists fighting under warlord Chiang Kai Shek fled to Taiwan, this faction of history’s losers found sanctuary in Thailand where they brought a little taste of home with them.

Small Worlds Collide

Chiang Mai, People, Photography, Portraits, Shan People, Street Photography, Thailand, Travel, Travel Photography, Tribes, Uncategorized

A dozen tribal groups from the rugged and remote hill country on the Thai-Burmese border, including the famous long-necked Karen and the Shan ethnic Burmese, congregate in a small town called Maehong Son in the far northwest of Thailand to celebrate education, and to light votive candles in a ceremony of peace and togetherness during the Small World Festival, held on Christmas night 2016..

Camera: Nikon d610

Lenses: Sigma 20mm F.14, Nikkor 50mm F1.8, & Nikkor 24-85mm F3.5

Barons of a Barren Land

Arabia, Bedouin, desert, Emirates, Islam, Landscape Photography, People, Photography, Portraits, Travel, Travel Photography, Uncategorized
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This Is How we Are, This is How we Have always Been, This is How we Shall always Be.
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When it’s Gone, it’s Gone, Until it Returns at the Break 0f Day. 

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Flaming Eyes of Amber Blue Give the World a Solemn Hue. 

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Old Friends Cast Long Shadows. 

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A Night on The Town, Except There Is No Town, Only Night.