10 May 2015

Doing time in Rong Muang

I went downtown to run some errands, but those were, most surprisingly, quickly dismissed. I had an appointment some three hours later, and since I had the camera with me, the choice was simple and obvious: a return trip from where I was but not further than an hour and a half away, so I could be back in time for my date, before sunset. 

Turn left at the blue door, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
Still wheels, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
The hut amidst the leaves, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
That was the first mistake of that afternoon, and a good advice for all people starting in photography: never put strict time limits to your photowalks, as that is surely going to be a call for disaster (either you end up rushing and spoiling the photo session by not seeing properly around you, or you forget about everything else and, as a consequence, whoever is having an appointment with you later on has to wait for a while...).

Safe from the sun, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
The nap, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
The leak, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
Sunset sweeping, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
I started walking along the always familiar and interesting Khlong Saen Saeb, but familiarity might soon lead to boredom; therefore, and after a few turns and twists, I decided to venture into unknown territory following the railtracks that I suddenly stumbled upon; the narrow alleyways that escort the canal gave way to a wide lane where all, trains and people, cohabited in harmony and balance.

Across, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
A seat with views I, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
A seat with views II, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
Pensive mood, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm 
But it was very hot, and the weight of the sun started to become more and more oppressive, so, after a refreshing stroll inside the grounds of a quiet, shadowy temple, I thought it was best to return where it had all started, and wait for my appointment in a cool, air-conditioned space. All in all, it was not a long walk, but nevertheless I enjoyed those couple of hours so full of light and color.

Enclosed temple, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
Warm colors, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm
A face well travelled, GH3 + Panasonic Leica 42.5mm


  1. Dear Gonzalo,
    it is always a pleasure to come back and enjoy your way of documenting your impressions. As well I like your small personal descriptions to complete your photos. I am just asking myself if you are using any kind of filters?
    I like "A face well travelled" most!



    1. Hello Peacecastle,
      Thanks for your encouraging and complimentary words! Concerning the use of filters, if you mean lens filters, I don't use any, bare lenses to capture what I see, and if you are talking about post-processing filters, I don't use either, I process my images individually in Lightroom, one by one, since I like to give each of them the specific feeling I intend them to have (but my processing is always quite minimal, so there are not big variations in general). Hope this helps!