The following photos are from a few walks along the Chaweng Town Centre strip during a recent trip to Thailand. The nights were humid and on occasions we had instances of flash flooding, which created great photo opportunities, but wet feet. (At one point I lost a flip flop for a few seconds, so thanks to the Chinese lady that pointed it out floating half way down the street).
Each night, me and my partner Laura went down to Chaweng to get some food and a change of atmosphere after spending a day on the beaches. Armed with just my Nikon D800 and one prime lens I tried to get as many interesting shots as possible. After spending 3 days in Bangkok with my Tamron 24-70 f2.8 attached to my camera, it was nice to switch to prime lenses as I find that I get lazy with a zoom lens. Zooms are great, but I work much harder to get the shots I want with a prime lens attached. I feel that my photography is generally better for it.
Each night before setting I made a decision to take with a Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 G or a Nikon 85mm f/1.8 G. The photo I got of Laura with the rain hitting her umbrella during a flash flood, is one of my favourite shots that I've ever taken (9th photo down in the collection below).
Photos make memories, and that's a great one for us.