A Return to Luang Prabang

With some family in town for my wedding we decided to take a short trip to Luang Prabang, Laos. I’ve been once before and had a great time and this time was pretty awesome too. The only part that was’t too cool was having some kind of memory card/laptop problem which resulted in the loss of some pictures. That’s also why I only have so few to share now.

I was really excited to take my family to some waterfalls not too far out of town and when we arrived they were insane. With it being the tail end of the rainy season the sheer amount of water was amazing. But, it also meant the once peaceful swimming hole was chaotic and the beautiful bluish green water was turned to whitewater. Although it wasn’t what we expected the surprise was great in its own way. I had fun trying to capture it without me or my equipment being swept away.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the few shots that survived.

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DSC_4126 DSC_4152This shot was a real challenge to get. The photo doesn’t do justice to the sheer mass of water coming down on me and my equipment. Every time I uncovered my camera to compose the shot, everything would get wet. It took lots of tries and some creative ways to keep my camera dry, which only kind of worked. But it’s these kinds of photos, full of unexpected hurdles that are the most rewarding.

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One thought on “A Return to Luang Prabang

  1. My first words I said when I saw the flat boats on the shore of the Mekong were just one– “WOW”, and then ‘oh my goodness, just beautiful !’,,, since I was there too I can say, “Fantastic shot!” With the sky color in the background and the blues within the boats this picture is just stunning… just awesome. The Falls photos are magnificent,, one can see and almost feel the massive amounts of water cascading over the ‘steps’ and rushing onto the walkways … so much power that it was practically raining .. Wonderful

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