Champasak

Champasak

My favorite set of ruins is in Champasak. Also the ruins with the biggest climb to get to the top. But at least at the top there is water that runs from the mountain and it’s said to wash away sins. The water was guarded by lots of angry looking bees. At the top there is also a very large rock that looks like an elephant. There is supposed to be a tiger too, but I could not find that one.

Champasak also has one of the craziest guest house owners. Maybe one day I will write about him.

This shot was taken on the lowest level of the ruins. There is restoration actively going on with these buildings. Its interesting to see how the reconstruct the blocks, and replace the missing ones with concrete replicas.

Very simple editing on this image. I had to remove some dust from the sensor with the magic eraser in Photoshop, Then just a bit of lighting modifications. I wanted to keep this one as subtle as I could.

Why so many older photos?

Why have I been posting older photos for the last week or so? Since I arrived in Chiang Mai I am focussing on doing time lapse sequences, and creating videos. I got such a great reaction from the Bamboo Railway video that I posted on my EarthToKeir blog that I decided to keep going with more videos. So for now I am not really shooting photos that I feel would work well for Pixelbip. Fortunately I have a pretty good backlog of photos from the last 6 months or so. In the meantime I get to look back through all my photos and relive some memories. So I guess it’s a win win. Ok, back to editing the stuff I shot today. It includes construction, scooter driving, and climbing lots of stairs.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com