The Extended Trip



“Sisters Sa Kaeo” 2016. iPhone 6s Plus. The girls found themselves on a lovely, but lonely local unpopulated, undeveloped beach in the tiny village of Ban Sa Kaeo in the province of Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

Where the heck in the world are we?! I’m not sure many out there care, but based on the stats there are at least some who do. And I do appreciate that. I know we have been away for long periods before, but this is by far the worst and I do apologize. Some of you have left comments and messages and I promise to get back to all of you.

I have been away vacationing as well as visiting elderly relatives in SE Asia. While the trip is primarily to pay homage to relatives who are not in the best of health, any trip to SE Asia is a potential gold mine for photography. Not to mention a chance to actually use the gear I review here 🙂


“The Mean Lady” 2016. Olympus OM-D EM-5, Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 in Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand.

One thing while overseas is that I always get minimal use of my phone and the internet due to lack of good wifi access and the high roaming charges I incur from my provider. As such I was barely on the internet, but the good thing is I finally know what it feels like to get a good night’s sleep 🙂

On this trip, as opposed to previous trips, I kept my camera gear at a minimal. I kept it light. Two digital cameras, two film cameras and a phone camera. While it may still seem like a lot for some, it’s not for me as I’ve lugged medium format gear and large lenses on my overseas trips in the past. Not this time. A sign that I’m getting old? Perhaps. Or maybe I’ve just learned to maximize from minimal gear? Maybe a combination of both.


“Cool Blue Pool” 2016. Kids enjoying a splash in a small but cool, blue pool. Olympus OM-D EM-5, Zuiko 45mm f/1.8 in Paranaque, Philippines.

Above are just a few shots from the trip. I haven’t developed the film yet so we’ll see how those came out, fingers crossed. Anyway, just saying Hi! and thanks to all who still visit this site, I appreciate you, I really do!

Best, Sam



5 thoughts on “The Extended Trip

    1. Hey Buz, hope all is well and you’re right! If five cameras can’t do it, nothing can lol 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, always glad to hear from you!


  1. Good to see you back bro! I know what you mean. Two big bags of gear is definitely a thing of the past for me too. I don’t like to blame it on age though! :-)))
    The girls are looking great no matter what the gear. Can’t wait to see the film shots….

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  2. Whaa guaan yaah mi Siamese brethren? Mi deh figga seh you gane a Siam wen mi cuddon si anyting new pon de site. Welcome back Iya. Mi ‘ope seh yu naah worry yuself wid de Siamese ting, yu ‘kno seh mi stuck inna pre 1930’s. Anywae, mi like two a de picture dem a lot. “The Mean Lady” and “Cool Blue Pool”, nice renditions. Yu two youth dem a grow up fast and dem look good mi whaa telll you. Kant wait till mi si dem film pichas. ‘ope everyting is cook and curry. One luv.

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