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Finding worthy photographs in old collections

Udong. The ancient Capital of Cambodia.

Udong. The ancient Capital of Cambodia.

More often then not, the photographs are usually edited right after photo shoot, holiday or photo walk. I am referring here mainly to the selection process. After deleting the obvious rejects like blurry or out of focus shots, the selection becomes much harder. At this point most of us still feel the excitement and emotional connection to the photographs as we clearly remember the situation, circumstances and place the photograph was taken at. That makes it very hard to select one over the other. Also over the time our taste and "style" changes and what we didn't consider as obvious pick before can jump at us straight away few months or years later. I don't say all these new picks will make it into portfolio but they may be photographs very well worth of showing.

Photographers are the worst editors of their own images. I can certainly relate to that. I am so attached to some images that I simply refuse to take them of the site even though I already might have a similar image in portfolio. Selecting is a though. Sometimes there are only subtle nuances that put one photo ahead of other. Some images though get overlooked altogether. And sometimes there are some fine photographs in that bunch.

Recently I went through my all photographs and I also found some that I didn't really look at for one reason or another. I would like to share few of those with you. As I said before, they won't most likely make it to portfolio but I think you might like at least some.

Outskirts of Namche Bazaar market. Few porters trying to sell lst remaining goods before heading of to their home village. Namche Bazaar is the biggest village in Everest Khumbu region and is comonly refered to as "Sherpa Capital". It is located at 3,750 m altitude and serves as resting and acclimatisation place for trekkers and climbers to Everest region.

Outskirts of Namche Bazaar market. Few porters trying to sell lst remaining goods before heading of to their home village. Namche Bazaar is the biggest village in Everest Khumbu region and is comonly refered to as "Sherpa Capital". It is located at 3,750 m altitude and serves as resting and acclimatisation place for trekkers and climbers to Everest region.

Yangon is the biggest city in Burma. it offers countless opportunities for photography with it's narrow picturesque streets and kind local population. One can often find himself traveling back in time and see things that are fairly uncommon in modern western society. Well preserved mercedes like this one is worth a fortune to enthusiast and car collectors. Yet it stands on this street untouched probably for several years.

Yangon is the biggest city in Burma. it offers countless opportunities for photography with it's narrow picturesque streets and kind local population. One can often find himself traveling back in time and see things that are fairly uncommon in modern western society. Well preserved mercedes like this one is worth a fortune to enthusiast and car collectors. Yet it stands on this street untouched probably for several years.

Burma is a hot country. I mean very very hot country. Sun is scorching hot very early in the morning, Even the shadowy back streets and alleys are hot. Even these two piggies tried to escape the direct sun lying their big bodies down in soothing shade of nearby trees. But there is no escape from heat.

Burma is a hot country. I mean very very hot country. Sun is scorching hot very early in the morning, Even the shadowy back streets and alleys are hot. Even these two piggies tried to escape the direct sun lying their big bodies down in soothing shade of nearby trees. But there is no escape from heat.

Ordinary day in the crater of Kawah Ijen.. Miners are turning molten sulfur into a rock which is then loaded into baskets and carried out of the crater. This is very unhealthy place for work. Of course they don't have mask protection and air is filled with fairly dangerous sulfur gas. There is not too much room to escape it so if the wind blows your way, it is your bad luck. 

Ordinary day in the crater of Kawah Ijen.. Miners are turning molten sulfur into a rock which is then loaded into baskets and carried out of the crater. This is very unhealthy place for work. Of course they don't have mask protection and air is filled with fairly dangerous sulfur gas. There is not too much room to escape it so if the wind blows your way, it is your bad luck. 

Mekong river means life to people and communities that live along it's banks. It provides food, means of transportation, sometimes home or simply source of water for watering garden. I befriended this young monk.He is helping his grandmother to pump some water into the garden by placing a water pump in the basket to the river.. Later he connects a long hose pipe to the pump and voila. garden is going to get some water. 

Mekong river means life to people and communities that live along it's banks. It provides food, means of transportation, sometimes home or simply source of water for watering garden. I befriended this young monk.He is helping his grandmother to pump some water into the garden by placing a water pump in the basket to the river.. Later he connects a long hose pipe to the pump and voila. garden is going to get some water. 

There is a sandy beach at confluence of Mekong and Na,m Khan rivers in Luang Prabang. Perfect place for kids to play. And everything that can be found on the beach can be turned into a toy. This little boy has build a fortress from wooden sticks and branches.

There is a sandy beach at confluence of Mekong and Na,m Khan rivers in Luang Prabang. Perfect place for kids to play. And everything that can be found on the beach can be turned into a toy. This little boy has build a fortress from wooden sticks and branches.

I met these two young ladies during my trip to remote H'mong village in Laos. We passed by few local schools, really a few shabby wooden shacks. They were nicely dressed and looked very happy. As this was relatively new route, we were one of the first western people they have come across, hence a little scary look in their eyes. But few minutes later they opened up and after school they followed us everywhere we went. 

I met these two young ladies during my trip to remote H'mong village in Laos. We passed by few local schools, really a few shabby wooden shacks. They were nicely dressed and looked very happy. As this was relatively new route, we were one of the first western people they have come across, hence a little scary look in their eyes. But few minutes later they opened up and after school they followed us everywhere we went. 

Indonesia lies on Pacific Ring of Fire and entire country has more than 100 sleeping or active volcanoes. Land around these giants is fertile and it is reason for local population to stay there in spite of looming danger of eruption. Some of these volcanoes are very popular tourist destinations. This photograph is taken from Batur volcano in Bali overlooking across the lake to it's bigger brother Mt Angung..

Indonesia lies on Pacific Ring of Fire and entire country has more than 100 sleeping or active volcanoes. Land around these giants is fertile and it is reason for local population to stay there in spite of looming danger of eruption. Some of these volcanoes are very popular tourist destinations. This photograph is taken from Batur volcano in Bali overlooking across the lake to it's bigger brother Mt Angung..

In Laos Buddhism has very deep roots in the society. Second largest city, Luang Prabang has big number of temples and monasteries. Old lady with two youngsters are expecting  the monks early in the morning to distribute alms. Sight that many tourist come here for. It is a culture so different to western world and it is very captivating to observe this morning ritual.

In Laos Buddhism has very deep roots in the society. Second largest city, Luang Prabang has big number of temples and monasteries. Old lady with two youngsters are expecting  the monks early in the morning to distribute alms. Sight that many tourist come here for. It is a culture so different to western world and it is very captivating to observe this morning ritual.

In Phnom Penh streets often serve as playground. If it happens to rain, it is even better. Whole street is available for a game of soccer. These boys evidently enjoy the game and downpour doesn't bother them at all. This is how life supposed to be....happy.

In Phnom Penh streets often serve as playground. If it happens to rain, it is even better. Whole street is available for a game of soccer. These boys evidently enjoy the game and downpour doesn't bother them at all. This is how life supposed to be....happy.