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Capturing Light, Thailand

Photo taken by contributor n23art who has struggled with depression for much of his life. Most of the time it’s manageable, but there have been a few times when it has hit him very hard. He is originally from the UK, but currently lives in Thailand.

About this photo: “Chiang Mai, Thailand. August 2012. I’d love to say that this image was an example of my mastery of capturing light………………..but it’s not true. Here’s the mundane truth. I was having coffee with my friend Linda, she’s also a photographer (and probably a better one than I am) I had just bought a new Speedlite, so I decided to test it out and as a fellow photographer Linda was happy to sit there while I tried the Speedlite in different positions and snapped away.

I didn’t think any more of it until a few days later when I took a look at the images and I was shocked when I saw this one because I think it captured the nature of the subject.

I remember hearing someone say that “people are radiators or drainers” meaning that they either radiate or drain energy to or from those around them. Unfortunately sometimes I can be a drainer and when I spend  with other drainers it’s not good. Thankfully Linda radiates and here’s the proof.  She recently left Thailand and returned to her native Denmark, so maybe Thailand is a little bit duller but Denmark is a lot brighter and now I need to find another photo nerd to hang out with.”

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11 comments on “Capturing Light, Thailand

  1. vastlycurious.com
    August 20, 2013

    Quite the posture ! Great photo!

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    • Rob Allen
      August 20, 2013

      Thanks, I always imagine she’s thinking “If he takes one more photo, I will punch him”

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      • vastlycurious.com
        August 24, 2013

        I don’t think sooooooo!

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  2. ppgettins
    August 20, 2013

    Striking shot – quite a sci-fi look. Sounds like a happy result of playing with a new toy. Hope so anyway 🙂

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    • Rob Allen
      August 20, 2013

      Thanks, the sic fi element never occurred to me but I like it.

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  3. OyiaBrown
    August 21, 2013

    Reblogged this on Oyia Brown.

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  4. chrisstov
    August 22, 2013

    Nice picture. I especially like the overall tinge of green and the dazzling light shining on her hair.

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  5. Paula McLane Jennings
    August 22, 2013

    great photo. I hope you find another photographer friend to hang with soon!

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