It’s amazing what you can do with photographs these days and as I’m always on the lookout to try new things on Beyond The Mango Juice I got to work on my Thailand Christmas 2012 holiday pictures and below is the fruition of my work.
Black and White – Thailand in Pictures Christmas 2012
My holiday started perfectly when Etihad awarded me a free upgrade from economy to business class for the London to Abu Dhabi flight. I feasted on a selection of cheeses, roasted nuts, grapes, champagne, Jack Daniels and Bailey’s.
I think this picture has a real ‘old’ feel to it. The roti lady stops outside our village house and she is really hard to resist. She’s very sweet and sugary.
Tang Moo is our youngest dog and the papaya of Wonderful Wi’s eye. We took her to Loei and Phu Rua but on some day trips we have to leave her home alone. She never looks too happy about it.
Wilai and her hairdresser friend who has a look of Billy the Kid about her in this photograph. Wi sells flowers outside her beauty salon on big market days.
There was a fair at Sang Khom between Christmas and New Year and as the small town is a real lame horse it was rare entertainment we couldn’t resist. This kiddies ride was about as modern as the fair got. Throwing hoops over bottles and darts at balloons came next.
What a beautiful place Chiang Khan is and even in black and white you can see its charm.
In this picture Phu Rua’s yellow marigold fields wilt to ebony and ivory. Does the photograph work for you?
Sang Khom’s papaya salad lady poses with a beautiful smile and a Thai two finger salute.
Udon Thani city and modern meets tradition. A pedal-powered rickshaw (samlor) is about to be overtaken by two helmet-less youths on a motorcycle. Nowadays traffic in the city is bad and it’s a rarity to take a photograph like this without at least a truck, car or motor-driven samlor in the frame.
This one looks like it really is a few years old….. 1950’s…. apart from the tail end of the motorbike.
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Best wishes from Udon Thani.
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