Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pictures of the Year 2017 Edition

Laborers carry sacks of rice off of a riverboat docked in Yangon. 

It's that time of the year, when we look back on what we've done and start to think about what we're going to do next year. 
A street photo from the Little India neighborhood of Singapore. Laborers on their day off. 

We still live in Bangkok, but this year I didn't work on any projects in Thailand. In fact, there are no photos from Thailand in my POY collection this year. It's more a reflection of my travel in the region and a few from our annual visit to the US. 
A boy catches snowflakes on his tongue during a snowstorm in St. Paul, Minnesota. In May.

Like the last few years, all of my work this year was done with Olympus Micro 4:3 gear. The Olympus lenses have been rock solid and excellent. This year I moved up to OM-D E-M1 Mark II bodies from the OM-D E-M5 Mark II bodies. The OM-D E-M1 Mark II is Olympus' high end professional body and it is a great camera. If you work in the Micro 4:3 universe and are thinking about a new body, I recommend the OM-D E-M1 Mark II without reservation. Everything on it just works, including continuous autofocus.
Celebration of the Hindu holy day of Holi in Bhaktapur. 

Buddhist monks at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu.

I don't update this blog as often as I used to. I'd like to say that I'm going to get back to regular updates, but it depends on some things that are beyond my control. I should know by early next year if I am going to be able to get back to previous blogging habits. 
Still in Nepal, at a brick factory about 90 minutes outside of Kathmandu. Earthquake recovery is proceeding slowly and the brick factories are in Kathmandu valley are very busy. 

Most of my work ends up in my archive. I urge you to visit and take a look at the photos there. Thank you for sticking with my now very occasional blog and reading these posts. 
On a beach in Bali, a fisherman carries the pole he uses on his outrigger when he goes out to sea. 

From my archive, a gallery of some of the year's work.