Pray For South Korea

Pray For South Korea

Pray For South Korea


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10,000 Buddha Pagoda revisited – what a difference a lens makes!

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Those of you that have been here for a while would remember my article Ten Thousand Buddhas and a Smoking Monk . If you haven’t read it yet, now’s a great time to check it out!

Anyway, I took a trip back there the other day with a mission. On my first trip there, I had nothing but my camera and a 24-70mm zoom lens. I found (as you’d have seen in the article) that I took a lot of detail shots from the pagoda, but there weren’t really any photos that showed the big picture.

This time, I came prepared with my 16-35mm lens, with the aim of capturing the exact same place in a different way. I’ll admit it was partly due to an upcoming project where I’ll be contributing photos in panoramic format (in this case, 1×3) for a book on Saigon.

Ten Thousand Buddha Pagoda

But what really surprised me…

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Ballet – Saigon style

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This month I got the chance to work with some of Saigon’s young, talented ballet dancers for a series in the March issue of Oi Vietnam which featured them in some well-known locations around the city doing random things.


It was a fun two hours of shooting, and I also had fun seeing the inventive ways the dancers had of changing costume in a public space.

Anyway, here’s some of the shots from the day…


While the shot above does have some flaws, I still like the overall look of the photo, especially the strong colour of Notre Dame Cathedral in the background and the athletic and graceful poses of the male and female dancers respectively.


The one I was looking forward to the most involved a ballerina at a typical Vietnamese noodle store doing the splits between two chairs whilst enjoying a bowl of noodles. I wasn’t sure if…

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Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam by Ðariusz
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, a photo by Ðariusz on Flickr.

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Untitled_Panorama1, a photo by tu_geo on Flickr.

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Vùng đất hứa – Sài Gòn Quận 2

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happy lunar newyear 2014

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benbinhdong2s by Jethuynh | 0903689703
benbinhdong2s, a photo by Jethuynh | 0903689703 on Flickr.

So Beautiful

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