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Urban Decay & Urban Exploration - Bangkok. Having spent the past five years in Asia my photographic subjects have been wide and varied.

Urban Decay & Urban Exploration - Bangkok

From abandoned buildings, market places, urban upheaval in China, to the rural landscapes of the Pearl River Delta. Project: HDR and Tone Mapping. Above: Nikon D5100 with 18-55mm lens.

Project: HDR and Tone Mapping

This image was created by converting the file into three separate exposure values before exporting to Photomatix HDR software, for exposure fusion and tone mapping. Further processing was done using Photoshop. I've saved a selection of the best High Dynamic Range (HDR) 'tone mapping' images at my Flickr favorites. They're about the best examples, with respects to processing skill, photographic subject and composition, that I've personally found in the genre. Most of the photographers represented there show a large body of professional work that's worth exploring a little further. Street Art. Graffiti.

We declare the world as our canvas. Street Art Beyond the Spray Can - Design. This post is in partnership with Pepsi Refresh Project When you hear the phrase “street art,” there’s almost no limit to what you can do.

Street Art Beyond the Spray Can - Design

Pattaya Graffiti: The Walls. Pattaya Graffiti on Flickr: This is my little sideline project: I'm currently running around Pattaya to document all the Graffiti found here.

Pattaya Graffiti: The Walls

It seems to be the trend, to use Graffiti, in some respects, as a form of unofficial advertising for local tattoo shops etc. These works however, are not as prolific or wide spread as one might find in western cities; predominantly found around the Sukhumvit Rd and Pattaya Klang area of the city (in a building I refer to as the Bat Cave). And, exhibit more like a gallery of works, rather than random street art; less intellectual than Banksy, nevertheless, they exhibit a high-quality of workmanship by accomplished street artists.

Urban exploration. Urbex. UrBex Daily. Talk Urbex … Photography. HDR. Street Style. Bangkok Urban-Gothic. I tend to took at it this way: photography is about capturing a moment.

Bangkok Urban-Gothic

I thrive on the idea of spontaneity. Yes, you could drag along a whole production crew with a middle age house wife to manage the sand-pit, and thousands of dollars worth of equipment to compliment people's egos. However, regardless of budget, in some instances it's the emotional context that takes priority. Bangkok Urban-Casual Street Wear. Well, it's a hard job ... and, without my usual coffee fix.

Bangkok Urban-Casual Street Wear

You wouldn't believe how hard it is to get a good model here in Bangkok. I usually settle for using a ladyboy; "Ladyboy!? " you say. Nevertheless, their skills come naturally, with confidence, and it's just too hard to tell the difference at times. I met lovely Cate from Chang Rai a few weeks ago. The end product has little digital altering, other than the first two images in the set. Thai Style: Bangkok Country Chic. The simple things in life: photography for me is about capturing a moment - I say this often.

Thai Style: Bangkok Country Chic

Sometimes, I wish for better equipment. Pattaya Graffiti: Urban Cosplay Model Shoot. Bangkok Street Wear. Vintage Siam was shot using a Canon EOS 500D & 18-55mm Lens at a location near Siam Country Club.

Bangkok Street Wear

This particular photoshoot was well organized with regards to logistics and equipment. A small crew of two and model. The location: an old restored train and station. Part of the Siam Country Club parks and garden complex about half an hours drive from Pattaya City, Thailand. As previously stated, in regards to my Urbex photography, this set-up took a little extra prep, both in respects to equipment and logistics.

Processing to Black and White: Urbex. Motorcycle Tours, Pattaya, Thailand. Welcome to Pattaya Motorcycle Tours: We offer the best tailored motorcycle and off-road tours in Southeast Thailand: from day trips to Big Buddha, through the rural scenic areas that surrounds Pattaya; Rice fields, Tapioca and Banana plantations, to fishing villages, that dot the coastline of this region of Thailand; and with beautiful Buddhist temple complexes, all within easy riding distance from your hotel.

Motorcycle Tours, Pattaya, Thailand

Packages include beginner bikes to advanced: we offer a full range of bikes, from 125cc automatics to larger 1000cc Sports and Touring motorcycles, for the more advanced rider. Motorcycle tours are a great way to take in all that this region of Thailand has on offer. It's our aim at PMT to bring you the best tour possible, off-the-beaten-track, and full of adventure. Day tours start from Baht3000 - all inclusive. Please contact me for more details on advanced tour packages and tailored tours and we will be happy to assist you in building a perfect tour itinerary. The Sanctuary of Truth. ▲Title: Urbex Thailand: The Sanctuary of Truth for Project HDR Description: Nikon Coolpix & Nikon D5100 DSLR + Photomatix HDR & Tone Mapping.

The Sanctuary of Truth

Processed using industry standard software @ 14.1 & 16 megapixel resolution. Location: Northern Pattaya, Thailand. "The Sanctuary of Truth is a gigantic wooden construction which covers an area of more than two rais. The top point of the building is about 105 meters high. Medium: Digital Photographic. Project: HDR and Tone Mapping.