I was finally in the mood to take pictures again today. That took a while. Getting out there in the heat wasn’t easy though, since it’s comfy and air conditioned inside. It’s mega humid here, as usual. Feels like about 35C. If you don’t walk extremely slowly, you’ll be soaked with sweat in no time. Of course the Thais are running around with sweaters on. Crazy.
Anyway, I headed down to the weekend market. It’s an outdoor market at the end of the subway and skytrain lines that sells all kinds of stuff, from skewers of chicken to living room furniture. Of course, I started with the food pictures to warm me up. There were a bunch of adorable kids selling Band-aids to raise money for their school. I found a Buddhist shrine surrounded by layers and layers of t-shirt vendors. Then I re-discovered how fun it is to shoot from the pedestrian overpasses in Bangkok. All of the cabs in Bangkok must have gotten recent paint jobs. They look like candy.
Later on, I went to the other end of town, where there was a Hallowe’en celebration in full swing.
I’ve been getting to like the 50mm lens. At home I have practically no use for it, but out in the wild, it comes in handy. It’s inconspicuous and fast. The 70-200mm behemoth is a bit attention-grabbing, and weighs a ton too. I’m not sorry I brought it on this trip, but I haven’t used it as much as I have in the past.
Anyway, here are some pics from my day.