Personal favorites from southeast Asia 2017

In this post I've collected my personal favorites from a 3 month travel in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore and Vietnam. All shots are taken using a small Fujifilm X100T compact camera (more about the camera at the bottom of this page). The idea with the below presentation is not to document the trip in a structured way but rather to show glimpses of it and convey the feeling of it - they way I want to remember it. If you want to see more shots, categorized per country then you can find them via the menu to the right. Feel free to comment or ask questions about travelling to those locations.

Kampong Pluk, Cambodia 2017. 

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017.

Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam 2017.

Little India, Singapore 2017.

Kampong Pluk, Cambodia 2017.

Klong Dao, Thailand 2017.

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017.

Cai Be, Vietnam 2017. Located on the Mekong river.

Tuy Hua, Vietnam 2017.

Tu Doc Tomb, Vietnam 2017.

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017. 

Saigon, Vietnam 2017. 

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017.

Hoi An, Vietnam 2017.

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017.

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017.

Bangkok, Thailand 2017.

Hoi An, Vietnam 2017.

Hue, Vietnam 2017.

Cai Be, Vietnam 2017.

Kampong Pluk, Cambodia 2017.

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017.

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017.

Hoi An, Vietnam 2017. 

Ankor Wat, Cambodia 2017.

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017.

Hoi An, Vietnam 2017.

Mekong, Cai Be, Vietnam 2017. (This was actually shot by my wife and not me)

Hoi An, Vietnam 2017.

Saigon, Vietnam 2017.

Singapore 2017.

Hue, Vietnam 2017.  

Kampong Pluk, Cambodia 2017.

Hoi An, Vietnam 2017.

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017.

Bangkok, Thailand 2017. 

Hue, Vietnam 2017

Ao Phao, Koh Samet, Thailand 2017

Ankor Wat, Cambodia 2017

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017

Siem Reap, Cambodia 2017

Perhentian Islands, Malaysia 2017

Tonle Sap, Cambodia 2017

Ankor Wat, Cambodia 2017

Tonle Sap, Cambodia 2017

Bangkok, Thailand 2017

Bangkok, Thailand 2017

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017

Night train from Da Nang to Saigon, Vietnam 2017

Saigon, Vietnam 2017

Saigon, Vietnam 2017

Ankor Wat, Cambodia 2017

Kampong Pluk, Cambodia 2017

Saigon, Veitnam 2017.

Hue, Vietnam 2017

Saigon, Vietnam 2017.

Cai Be, Mekong, Vietnam 2017.

Kampong Pluk, Cambodia 2017.

Luang Prabang, Laos 2017.

Ankor Wat, Cambodia 2017.

Hong On, Vietnam 2017.

Bangkok, Thailand 2017.

Saigon, Vietnam 2017.

Hue, Vietnam 2017.

Mekong, Cai Be, Vietnam 2017.

Hue, Vietnam 2017.

Cai Be, Mekong, Vietnam 2017.

Hanoi, Vietnam 2017.

Luang Prabang, Laos 2017.

Siem Reap, Cambodia 2017.

Ankor Wat, Cambodia 2017.

Bangkok, Thailand 2017.

Luang Prabang, Laos 2017.

Luang Prabang, Laos 2017.

Siem Reap, Cambodia 2017.

Siem Reap, Cambodia 2017.

Cai Be, Vietnam 2017.

Luang Prabang, Laos 2017.

Siem Reap, Cambodia 2017.

Singapore 2017.

Siem Reap, Cambodia 2017.

Saigon, Vietnam 2017.

Singapore 2017.


About the Fujifilm X100T.

As mentioned at the top of this page all shots are taken using a Fujifilm X100T compact camera. I'm not going to try to convince anybody about what camera to purchase but here's a couple key points that are important to me personally for the type of photos I like to shoot.

The X100T
  • is small and discrete. I like travelling light and I can bring it everywhere.
  • is robust. I have it loose in a shoulder bag. No half-case, no lenshood, no lenscap. Just a UV-filter attached so I easily can whipe off sand, sea-salt, sun-blocker and other stuff that covers the camera during trips.
  • The 23mm 2.0f lens is excellent. The lens is fast enough for low-light shots and also provides enough DOF when needed.
  • The electronical viewfinder provides me with immediate feedback about how the shot will turn out.
  • Out of camera JPGs are excellent. No need for extensive post production. I usually shoot in JPG in "Normal" quality.





6 comments:

  1. Quite an impressive series showing the life of Vietnam and people

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  2. Great images, wonderful composion and storytelling. What film simulation did you use may I ask?

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    1. Thank you - almost all photos are shot as jpeg, "Normal" quality setting and (S) Astia/Soft film simulation. Noise reduction set to -2, H-tone to +1, S-tone to +1 and Sharpness to +1. Only night photos were shot as RAF and processed in "RAW File Converter by SilkyPix" (free download from Fujifilms website).

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    2. Thanks for the quick reply and sharing your settings. I also shot exclusively with Astia on a trip to SE Asia and found it suited it very well, maybe because of the colour temperature of the light there and the general architecture. When I'm back home in UK I tend to use Provia or Classic Chrome more.

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  3. Great stuff, Anders. A real pleasure to scroll through. Thanks, John

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