It has been awhile since I blogged, I’ve been busy working on putting a Laos Trip photo album to share with my family. I’m glad that I didn’t try to tackle it right away since I have many editing to do and I didn’t know how back then. I had very little knowledge several years back. I purchased my camera that year and understood very little about composition and forget about composing an image, I was mostly pointing and shooting and glad that I got anything decent back with me. It has been almost 3 years and my chance of returning back to Laos is very slim since my aunt passed away last year. I’m glad that my dad and I had a chance to see her again even if it were for the last time.
I shot in Auto Mode back then. The camera did a good job in selecting the correct setting for me.
Learning how to straighten an image came in handy and I’ve learned this not too long ago. This picture was not straight when I took it and I had to do that a lot with my Laos photos.
The cropping tool is something that I learned way back. This original image lacked a focal point since everything looked so small, I didn’t have a telephoto lens back then. This was taken from the top of Patuxay Monument.
A closeup cropped of a Lao Ladybug. I guess you can call her Nangsao buc in Lao language, but there is something contradicting about the name since Nangsao means lady and buc means man in Lao.
So far I have printed over 1,000 photos and only tackled the first week of our trip, still 3 more weeks to go.
One of my sisters already asked for big print of Wat Xieng Thong.
I have several pictures of myself that I can tell people that I have visited Laos. My dad took this for me, and it didn’t come out too bad minus the tourist couple in the background. I didn’t hand the camera to him as often since he almost dropped it several times. I had the Canon XTi with the EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens back then.
I printed what I took regardless of beauty since the memory is precious to me. If I don’t update my blog as often it doesn’t mean that I have abandoned my blog, my 5 year anniversary of blogging is actually next month.