Krasae cave on the Death Railway

Krasae cave lies at the River Kwai and the Death Railway. In WWII it was used as a campsite by the prisoners of war while building the Death Railway....
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Krasae cave lies at the River Kwai and the Death Railway. In WWII it was used as a campsite by the prisoners of war while building the Death Railway.
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RockyS December 12, 2020
Wow! Multiple perspectives with delious coloring. Sweet.
jameslshirleyjr December 14, 2020
Where are you here?
I am jealous. Truly large poster worthy! Wall size even.
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dickmeijdam December 21, 2020
Did you make this one in hdr?

Behind The Lens

This photo is taken in Thailand in the province Kanchanaburi. The cave is called Krasae Cave and the railway you see is the well known Death Railway. The river beside it is also well known, the River Khwae. It is a very special place to visit. Crazy enough not many people know of this place. So when you visit, you feel like you are off the beaten path. Which are exactly the places I like as a photographer. Krasae Cave was used as a campsite by prisoners of war during the built of the Death Railway in World War ll. Now the cave is a sacred place with a big golden statue of Buddha inside it.
This photograph was taken late in the afternoon. The sky turned orange and purple because of a storm that was heading in my direction. I remember being the only tourist there. The only other person inside the cave was a little Thai boy of about six years old. The boy was very interested in my camera and asked (with hands and feet language) if he could take a picture with my camera. His face was so sweet, so ofcourse I said yes. The boy was so happy! He started taking pictures of everything surrounding him. It remembered me of how I felt when I got my very first camera. It is a fine memory behind this photo for me.
I like photographing during the golden hour. Sometimes when you are travelling, it is a bit harder to arrange being on site around that time. I was glad with the sky at the moment I took this photo. It wasn't golden hour but, as I said, there was rain heading in my direction. Sometimes the sky turns orange when it is going to rain. So in a way I still got my "golden hour" lighting.
This photo was shot with a Canon 80D camera with a 10-18mm canon lens.
I was asked to come and help set up one of the first hands-off elephant sanctuaries in Thailand. One of my tasks as a photographer there was to photograph must see places around the sanctuary. So that they can show what interesting places visitors can go to in the area.
Yes. I often use HDR for my landscape photographs, because I really like to extract every detail in the landscape.
In my camera bag
My two cameras Canon 700D and Canon 80D. For landscape photography I love to use wide angle lenses. So my 10-18mm and 18-55mm Canon lensen are always with me. For wildlife I use my Sigma 150-600 (sometimes with a 1.4x teleconverter). And a tripod I use for example when I am photographing water during sunset or sunrise. This creates a misty water look which I really like.
As I said, I like going off the beaten path and discover places that aren't clouded with masses of tourists. Also, I find that editing improves photos so much! So if you aren't editing your photos yet, I would advise trying it sometime. Even if it is only adjusting your lighting and colors. Sometimes that is all it needs to get a Wow effect. I am telling you, it will make a huge difference!

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