Happy Halloween!

By | 2016-12-18T17:01:09+00:00 October 31st, 2011|4 Comments

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens, 1/125 sec at f/5.0, ISO 100

This is a photograph I created at an iStock event over the summer, and just have finally been able to edit this month while catching up on my back-log of images to process for my portfolio. And, now that I’m mostly caught up I’ll be adding as many photos that I can possibly create to my “images to edit” queue … starting this week! The flow of images to edit never ends … but I think if it did then I would be bored to death and find a new way to make myself busy (a.k.a. run out and find something new to photograph).

I am SOOOO excited this week because November is the start of my “month of amazing travel adventures”, and I’ll be heading off to Vietnam on Friday. I’m traveling from Ho Chi Minh City up to Hanoi in a span of three weeks … and get back Thanksgiving weekend. I planned this trip several months ago, and can’t believe that it’s finally time to fly out. I’m currently in the process of starting to pack and trying to figure out what to bring … and what to sacrifice … so that I’m traveling as light as possible.

If you want to follow along on my adventures I’ll be updating my Google+ page as frequently as possible (depending on how much Internet I have access to throughout the trip). I’ll probably post some updates here on my blog, too, but most of the time I’m posting the “too short for a full blog post but still worth mentioning online” stuff over on my G+ page. Plus, other than the fact that I just want to explore a new country, the entire purpose of my trip is photography so I should have lots to share. :)

About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website, nicolesy.com.


  1. Angie November 1, 2011 at 11:06 am - Reply

    I’m excited to see your photos! Have fun and I’ll follow Google+ to see what you’re up to.

  2. Chris Stern November 2, 2011 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Nicole, I wish you safe travels and look forward to seeing the many images you take of Vietnam. I am sure it will be one trip to remember. Enjoy it.

  3. Tim Buckner November 8, 2011 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    This was an awesome event I am glad I got to help you with the zombie photos cant wait to see more.

  4. Burt November 9, 2011 at 4:16 am - Reply

    I just got back from Cambodia and Vietnam, and wrote a blog as I traveled. I would like to suggest you read it at:


    In summary, I loved Cambodia and South Vietnam, but wish I had skipped North Vietnam. They were dirty, sloppy, greedy beggars. Not all like Cambodia or the South. I was there 10 years too late (last month, in Oct 2011).

    I heard over and over again that I should have gone to Laos, and I sure wish I had the time…

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