Friday, 29 January 2016

Da Nang and Back Again

After working in the morning, I set off on a motorbike trip to Da Nang to meet a friend for coffee and a chat.

The weather hasn't been that great recently so it was nice to have a nice sunny drive to Da Nang.

The sunny weather didn't last too long though and by the time I was heading back it was grey and overcast with some more rain clouds making their way over the mountain from Hue.

Once I got to the Hai van pass it was thick fog and rain all the way back to Hue. While this wasn't so nice it was still a great day out and I enjoyed the road trip.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Under the Microscope

TG-4, f4.9, 1/100, ISO 1000, RAW

The microscope mode on the Olympus TG-4 is pretty cool and quite impressive on its own but with help of a raindrop on the phone screen it becomes even more fun.

Not an exciting photo and more something to show off he camera but I like it nonetheless.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Sing Together

X Play, f2.0, 1/15, ISO 1600, JPG

When I decided to open a coffee shop, I wanted it to be a place where people can meet, hang out and have fun.
It is always great to see that on most nights locals and foreigners alike sing together and have fun.

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Misty Tam Dao

At first when looking out the window in the morning it looked like the fog disappeared somewhat but after looking closer it just gave way to rain.

Not long after the rain eased off, the fog came back. After finding some rain coats it was time to go for a quick drive around before heading back to Hanoi.

This trip really made the Olympus TG-4 worth the price and it performed great. Sure, my phone has better IQ but it's not waterproof and having a camera out in any kind of weather is great.

Since the Olympus TG-4 is also shock proof, I could just have it around my wrist when driving and never had to worry when it bashed against the frame of the bike or when it got soaked.

People say the best camera is the one you have with you but after getting the Olympus TG-4 I have to say, the best camera is the one you can use at all times (and obviously have with you).

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Hanoi to Tam Dao Roadtrip

Since I've been in Hanoi again and had to wait around for some paperwork, I figured why not try to get out of the city and do a motorbike trip somewhere.

With some friends, I decided on Tam Dao since it isn't too far from Hanoi and it offers nice views.

The weather was very cold and grey but this didn't stop us from setting off after lunch anyway. The first part of the road led us past the airport and through some villages.

Once we started the descent to Tam Dao, we were also greeted by fog that kept getting heavier the closer we got to Tam Dao. The fog made for a nice atmosphere but the views were quite limited and not as exciting as they surely are when its clear.

Sunday, 10 January 2016