Photo of the Week (08 August 2016)
A candid photograph taken towards the end of Songkran when I was visiting my girlfriend’s grandmother and family in Buriram, Thailand.
The primary subject of the image is my girlfriend’s cousin. He’s a little bit crazy, but in a good and fun way. He makes some of the most delicious cocktails I’ve ever had anywhere and we bonded through fist bumps that escalated into fist bombs.
In the photo you see him taking an order from some customers who were not within the frame of the shot. The customers were a couple of locals who regularly stop by for some coffee.
A Matter of Luck
I had been trying for much of the morning and early afternoon to shoot some candid photographs of my girlfriend’s family and the event that was going on that day. In the early afternoon, just before lunch time, a ceremony was performed. The purpose of the ceremony is to usher in the new year and is not only overseen by Buddhist monks who visited to perform the ceremony, but is also for younger individuals to demonstrate their respect for and veneration of elders.
What you’re seeing in today’s post is the last shot of the day before packing my bags to depart. Walking around, it was coming into my mind that I pretty much shot everything in the cafe and museum that there really was available at the time.
Luckily I was incorrect. Today’s Photo of the Week is the last shot of the day that was taken while there was a distraction enough for me to quick get a shot off of the Nikon D5300 DSLR camera that I had with me.
I’m looking forward to the time that I can get back up there again and perhaps see Buriram and the museum and cafe during a “normal” time of year. Perhaps it’ll be soon because I know my girlfriend is urging me to arrange for a train trip from Bangkok to Buriram for a visit. Perhaps during that next visit I can capture some more moments of time and even better photographs for my portfolio.