Friday, 2 October 2015

By the Lake

R-D1, f8.0, 1/119, ISO 200, RAW, 42mm (Ricoh GR f2.8 28mm LTM)

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Wednesday, 30 September 2015


This is just a bit of advertising next to some photography to show the nice bokeh of the Jupiter-8 lens.
Just showing some progress on my soon to pen coffee shop in Hue. So if you're in Hue come and visit from mid. November and check out the Facebook page for more updates here.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Monday, 28 September 2015

A Drive Around Hue

I finally had one day off and time to go for a drive around Hue on my motorbike, I really missed that after being busy or it's been raining in the past weeks here.

I did take my Epson R-D1 along to get a change in cameras although the GR is easier to use when driving.

It's been a great drive on some small dirt roads in the middle of nowhere before heading to a park overlooking the river to get some photos of the sunset.

I will have to take more drives like this in the next weeks and take more photos around Hue.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Mid-Autumn Lion Dance

When you hear drumming and see traffic jams everywhere in Hue, it's not the daily rush hour as you would think coming from London but the Mid-Autumn Festival.

The Mid-Autumn or Moon Festival gets celebrated in quite a few countries in Asia but in Vietnam it mostly means Lion Dances everywhere. There is also Moon cake of course but mostly it's about Lion Dances.

People drive around in small lorries with all their gear ready to hop off and perform their dance routine in front of shops and restaurants.

This means that as soon as they start dancing it will cause a traffic jam and even the police trying to regulate this is not very successful.

It's pretty cool to see overall and good fun. It's funny how many different Lion Dance groups there are and you see sometimes 3 or 4 different teams all around the same area.