Vang Vieng Sunset

Vang Vieng Sunset. This is turning out to be the week of sunset photos. Today’s photo is brought to you from the balcony of the Earth Bar in Vang Vieng, Laos. This was the first bar in a string of places I went last night. Including a bar called Sakura where I got a free t-shirt just for buying two watered down vodka drinks.

This image is HDR and processed in Aurora HDR Pro. Also a bit of tweaking in Lightroom and Photoshop. Having a few down time days lately I have been able to investigate more techniques in Lightroom. Finally feeling like I might be getting close to knowing a few things about it.

I will be in Vang Vieng for the next two nights in my bungalo with no AC. Seriously warm place to sleep. The fan is tiny and ineffectual so there is no relief from the lovely warmth. Still i’m not going to complain even though I woke up soaked with sweat. It’s still better than having to deal with sub zero temperatures in the winter.

And yes this post is a day late. Ah well. sometimes life gets in the way.

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