Monk Crossing Bamboo Bridge

Monk Crossing Bamboo Bridge. Before I shot this image I made eye contact with this monk and pointed to my camera. He nodded at me to indicate it was ok to take the image. I found most tourists do not ask permission to take photos of the monks. I have seen them walk up and just shove their camera in the monk’s face. There is no acknowledgment that the monk is an actual person. This was the reason I removed all the colour except the monks robes. To show how people disregard the humanity and just see the orange colour of the robes.

Typically I’m just trying to post pictures that will make people smile. For this image I wanted to make a statement about how tourists treat the places they visit.

The image is edited in Lightroom and Macphun’s Tonality CK.

I want to thank everyone for the great response to the image I posted yesterday of the Tham Phu Kham Cave. So far it has had the best response of any image I have posted. The feedback I get on the images I post is what keeps me  posting. So thanks very much!

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