Worldwide Photo Walk 2009 in Bangkok Chinatown

July 31, 2009

It has been almost a year since I brought myself into a photography. And it has become my main hobby nowadays. I have never ever thought that I can come this far. From a few of point and shoot cameras in 6 or 7 years ago, then the first DSLR camera, Canon 450D, in late last year and now I shoot a photograph with my second DSLR camera – Canon EOD 5D.  I have not even had an idea to join in any photography events. However, yeah… I finally did it recently.

Last two weeks, on 18 July 09, my friend (Leo) and I took part in the Scott Kelby’s 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk. Briefly, the photo walk is a social photography event where photographers get together, usually in downtown areas, to walk around, take photos and generally have fun with other photographers. We joined in a group of the three groups of the Chinatown route in Bangkok this year.

My group photo, one of three teams of the China Town route

My group photo, one of three teams of the Chinatown walking route

Chinatown walking street

Chinatown walking street

Chinatown map

Chinatown map

We spent about two hours from 4-6pm. Walked along the pathway from Wat Trai-mitr to a main business road, Yaowarat Road, and meandered to many alleyways till we finished the walk at a seafood local restaurant for gathering moment and grabbed some dishes to fill up our stomach.

Well, I have to say it was the first time and probably only once time in my life that I had a chance to roaming around and taking photos in Bangkok Chinatown like this occasion. It was really fun and I will keep looking forward to the next year event.

Here… they are some photos from my own viewfinder.

A vespa

A vespa

A worker at back door

A worker at back door

A motorbike in alley

A motorbike in alley

A thirsty cat

A thirsty cat


Christmas Tree in Season at Central World Plaza, Bangkok

November 16, 2008

It might be a bit early for Christmas season’s celebration in the month of November. At the Central World Plaza in Bangkok, however, there’s getting start a sense of winter season already. A huge Chirstmas tree has been placed in the middle of seven-storey atrium recently. Like every year, it becomes a great view and background of a photography.  People will come and enjoy their shooting with the giant tree. There will be more and more people when the Chirstmas and New Year period is closely. Likewise, a full decoration of the greeting season at there.

 

Giant Christmas Tree

A Giant Christmas Tree

I'm a model

I'm a (super)model.

Make it good, baby

Make it good, baby

Closer

Closer


MRT Bangkok as a catwalk(?)

October 21, 2008

I would call this post “MRT Bangkok – Episode II”. Photos taken by iPhone.

Dress up

Dress up

Get caught

Get caught


Kanom Krok – More than a street food

October 20, 2008
Ka-Nom Krok is a coconut milk pudding in Thai style. You can find delicious coconut hotcakes almost everywhere in Bangkok. It is a street food. However, there is a stall that might be one of the bests.

Named “Kanom Krok Kaow Wang” is because of the stall is a favorite vendor of the Royal Family. The stall is located near the Bon Marche Market. Check it out when you have a chance.

Look just like a stall

Look just like a stall

A curtain of proofs

A curtain of proofs


Bon Marche Market Place, Bangkok

October 20, 2008

If you’re looking for a nice and clean market, the Bon Marche’ Market Place is one of choices. The market is located in Prachachuen area (near Wat Sa-Maen Naree). It is likely a place for local Thai people or those living around. Because of its location is a bit off the beaten route, I thus rarely see a tourist there. But I’d say it’s definitely worth to visit.

Called the market, you can find all fresh foods but here isn’t kind of the old market style. You won’t see a wet floor or be smelly. The market has several zones – Bon Market, Bon Food Court, Bon Restaurant, Bon Service, Bon Plaza and Bon Jewelry. There could be also called one-stop market place. What would you like to do? Buying fresh ingredients for cooking, Having delicious meals, Shopping cloths/jewelry/furniture and all sorts of accessories, Banking transactions, Receiving Thai massage or even checking your own fortune with fortune-tellers! It’s all there. A parking area is also provided and well organized.

Front sign at Prachachuen Road

Front sign at Prachachuen Road

 

Restaurants at a curve

Restaurants at a curve

 

Chill out

Plaza building

 

Fresh fruits

Fresh fruits

 

Dry seafoods

Dry seafoods

 

Kind of Dim Sum

Kind of Dim Sum

 

Thai desserts

Thai desserts


Baiyoke Towers – Tempting area for shoppers

October 17, 2008

The Baiyoke Tower I & II are located in the Pratunam Market area – one of Bangkok’s old markets for wholesale products. The area is for buying clothes, fabrics and textiles. You can buy a t-shirt or a handbag at starting price US$ 4-5.

The Baiyoke Tower II is now the tallest building in Thailand. There is the Baiyoke Skye Hotel located on the top-range floors of the building. You can also check out spectacular views of Bangkok town at a public observatory on the 77th floor.

Tower II in the front, Tower I behind

Tower II in front, Tower I behind


Stand out on sunset

Stand out on sunset


Bangkok MRT as a playground

October 12, 2008

One of my favorite places to take a picture is a public transportation. You will see various people in different actions. And that really fancies me to get a snapshot. 

Tie it first

Tie it first

Get ready

Get ready

Spin..

Spin..

I'm cool, mum.

I'm cool, mum.

Hold tight

Hold tight

Hold my hand

Hold my hand