I’m coming up on some more travel to Southeast Asia (heading to Cambodia in a few months), and it got me wanting to revisit some of my Vietnam images from last year. I still have so many that I haven’t had the chance to really look at and properly share … there just never seems to be enough time in the day to do everything.

One thing I know best about traveling as a photographer is that if you want to get the good stuff you must get up early. Get up when the locals get up, head to the market, walk through “touristy” areas before the tourists show up

That’s what I did here.

Not only was I practically the only person at this location, there was some pretty decent atmosphere in the air … mist, soft light, and just overall beautiful conditions for photography. Beating the rush of people also allowed me to take time to set up, photograph, and then re-compose and do it again. I didn’t have to work around lots of other people. It was perfect.

I’m really looking forward to plenty of more travel in the next year. On my list (some of it definitely happening, some of it is on my wish-list) are Cambodia, Australia, and Norway … all places I’ve never been to before. I can’t wait!