Above is the sunset view from the 20th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel in Bangkok. It was nice to watch the great colors as the sun set and the city lights came alive in the evening. The only tool used for capture of this image is a tripod and remote release. The tripod is one of the most underrated accessories of any inexperienced photo enthusiast, it is one of the things that will improve anyone’s photos because of not only preventing motion blur as would have happened with this photo but it will help with composition and make the photographer think before pressing the shutter. Want to get great photos similar to this? Get a good quality tripod and watch your photos improve.
After watching the sunset it was time to celebrate with a special dinner and entertainment by the river. In fact I can pick out our table from the above picture.
This photo was taken with just available light from the lamps along the edge of the restaurant seating. We were seated outside next to the river and the lights were in lamps similar to street lighting. Moving my position(because I could not move the lights) I was able to get an interesting direction to the light as the dancers performed near our table.
This entertainment was a nice addition to our meal which was a double celebration.
The real reason for our celebration was because the above picture shows Shelley gaining another milestone on the addition of the number since she was born. Yes a birthday! But not an age day as she is looking as youthful as ever. She was not only happy of the chance to celebrate her birthday away from work but wanting to celebrate the new job and position that she had signed for just a few hours earlier. Yes, not only a new job, but a new country. We are going to Vietnam for next school year. Great news and looking forward to the opportunities that will be presented there.
So after the great meal we headed back through the hotel and I was able to use the existing light at different spots to grab some beautiful shots of Shelley to mark this great day she was having. I only used the camera with a 50mm lens and nothing else to get the following photos. Of course having someone as beautiful and happy in front of the lens helps as she was radiating with her happiness. Enjoy. TNT