Chiang Mai Neighbourhood

Chiang Mai Neighbourhood. I spent most of the day being super productive with writing blog posts, doing research on WordPress, and troubleshooting plugin issues. By the time I realized I had not posted anything on Pixelbip it was already dark out. So I headed to the roof of the building I am staying in. The angle of this shot is directly towards the Old City of Chiang Mai. I think tomorrow i’ll head to the roof as the sun is setting and shoot towards the west.

For this shot I set the camera to ignore that I was using a crop lens and put the zoom at 14mm. There was some vignetting from the lens but i removed that with a quick crop. Normally I bracket by keeping the aperture the same and adjusting the duration of each exposure. For this image. I set the camera to expose each shot for 30 seconds, then I bracketed by adjusting the aperture. Even at f/4.0 the buildings are far enough away that there would be no depth of field issues.

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The HDR image was created in Aurora HDR Pro . Noise was reduced using Noiseless CK, and final adjustments and crop were done in Lightroom. Photoshop was not used at all in this image. All the work with layers was done directly in Aurora.

Other news

I made a change that i’m sure absolutely no one has noticed. Normally I try to include a link to one of my affiliate partners within each post. The goal is to one day have people actually click the link, buy the product, and allow me to earn a little bit of money from the transaction. In the past I have made a new browser tab pop open when the affiliate link was clicked. No longer, now the affiliate will open directly in the same browser window. Apparently people prefer to use the back button rather than switch tabs. I did a lot of reading about this and the change i made creates a better browsing environment for people with visual disabilities.

Another change is that I am now putting a link beside my affiliate link that directs people to my affiliate disclaimer page. Pixelbip is hosted by a US company and US law requires bold notification of any link that directs a user to an affiliate site.

My disclaimer page is currently being built. I will be including information on how affiliate partnerships work and exactly what percentage I would receive for each transaction for each affiliate on the assumption that anyone ever actually clicks, and buys something. If you are curious about how things will work click on over to my disclaimer page and read about it.

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 and writing about my experiences at