Monday, March 30, 2009

Yes, as you might have noticed, I like photographing flowers

Not sure what kind of flower this is, but there are a lot of them here. Anyone know?
UPDATE: It is a Plumeria (common name Frangipani) flower. Thanks, Dana!

Not sure what this is, either, and again, there are a lot.

This I know. Water lily.


Two more water lilies. (Yes, I realize this is about the fourth picture of this type of water lily I've posted.)


Rabbits of Thien Mu Pagoda


Mealtime critters

Jesus, a Star of David, and dragons... only in Vietnam

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thunderstorm Fun

It took me 72 pictures of exactly the same thing to get one with a lightning bolt this bright.

There was an elephant. It looked nervous, hence my distance.

(Both of these photos appeared previously at

Monday, March 23, 2009

More flora/fauna

Koi in a pond in the Imperial City.

A flower in the same pond as the koi. It looks like a hybrid water lily, although it might be a pure tropical one.

My mom photographing a flower.

A spider in a cool watchtower-like thing in the Imperial City.

The flag of Vietnam

The chicken and the dragon

In the Imperial City in Hue.

The bridge at night

Sadly I didn't have a tripod when I was out, so these are a little blurry. I had to shoot them handheld or just propped on the riverside wall (I can't remember which each of these was, though).


The view from my balcony without fog:

And with fog:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A day at the beach

A newly-married (I'm assuming) couple standing in the surf.

A shot along the beach in the rough direction of the sunset. If I recall correctly, the settings on the camera were set to emphasize the colours in the blue/magenta part of the spectrum.

Friday, March 20, 2009

What's cut off?

Displacement current, of course.

Damn moped

This picture would be awesome were it not for the moped, and I didn't think to retake it from another angle when I had the chance. Grrrrr.


A flower in a cafe along the Huong River.

A Tropical Water Lily in Hoi An.

Small oranges (Mandarin oranges, perhaps?) in Hoi An.

Flowers in a Buddhist Pagoda in Hue.

A Tropical Water Lily in Hue.


A lizard (it looks like a tiny iguana, but it isn't, because iguanas are native to the Americas) on a plant by the river.
A tiny gecko that decided to chill on my book for a little while one night at dinner. I must say, I very much like all the lizards around here, everywhere, even in the restaurants and hotels.
A butterfly on a flower in a park by the river.
A bee at a flower in the same park by the river.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


A landscape from a village near Laos.

A Viet Cong tunnel at Vinh Moc.